A 22-year-old female asked:
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bronchitis- how can i stop gagging when i cough? i take shallow breaths to avoid coughing. taking tessalon perles (benzonatate) but still have coughing fits.

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would suggest an inbox consultation. If you have been coughing for three weeks or more, please see your physician for a chest imaging study and pulmonary function test. Your GERDmay worsen during a viral illness, and medication may be adjusted
Answered on Aug 30, 2016
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