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A 32-year-old female asked:

dry cough 7 days - some clear mucous, feel wheeze and crackles. cough at end of exhale. breathless and tired. cephalexin for 5 days no help.. worried

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Should pass: New onset cough, even with a wheeze, is most commonly a transient issue due to low-grade, often viral, illness affecting the respiratory tract. Cough generally lingers the longest. If you are worried or have other concerning symptoms, see your doctor as the list of potential causes (other than the above) is long.

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