A 28-year-old female asked:
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i am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phlegm or mucus) (worsened by: secondhand smoke) and i also have light fever.

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Sounds awful. C ur d: You sound (via type) miserable. You should see your primary Physician (who knows you best) or use HealthTap Prime to go over your symptoms so that they can offer treatment& testing. It's most likely a common viral infection (most infections are viral) but other possibilities, including Strep Thtroat, exist which need to be treated. There's no emergency, it seems; but do c primary care doctor s
Answered on Jan 27, 2017
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Duration?: Assuming this is a condition which has lasted more than 3 months, you need to be checked for presence of asthma. If the duration is less than 2 weeks, it is more likely from a viral infection
Answered on Jan 27, 2017

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Confusing post: The symptoms mentioned are not specific enough to indicate a cause. I would invest in some Mucinex & drink plenty of fluids. That should help.
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