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i am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus, whooping sound when breathing in, chronic cough) (worsened by: lying flat, exposure to secondhand smoke, worse at night) . the following also describe me: chest conge

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Get checked: Non-productive cough that is wheezy and worsened at night or by respiratory irritants is likely asthma, but there are other possibilities (chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, etc) that are also worth checking out. See a lung specialist or your primary care doctor if you can't see a specialist without a referral.

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