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A 26-year-old female asked:

I'm coughing running nose congested mucus in my chest and my chest hurts when i cough. it hurts to breathe my chest hurts when i breathe.

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
How long?: If this occurs within the past couple of weeks, you likely have the flu. If the symptoms started within 48 hrs prior, contact your doctor for anti-flu medication which may hasten your recovery. Antibiotic is not usually useful but you may need a Rx for a cough suppressant from your doctor.
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Last updated Dec 31, 2017

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