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A 33-year-old female asked:

I have hayfever. ive had sore throat, cough, wheezy chest, phlegm taste in throat for 4 days, but no congestion. is this hayfever even w/o congestion?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
No way to tell w/o t: ...testing. The "wheezy" cough & phlegm suggests there may be congestion in the lungs. But is it hayfever or a viral infection? or bacterial tracheitis? They all feel the same more-or-less, but are treated differently. Testing of phlegm, blood (allergy tests), chest X-ray, & other tools available to a doctor can sometimes tell the difference. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime to determine the cause. GL!

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