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A 38-year-old male asked:

I had flu, now 3 weeks later still have the cough and wheezing when i try to sleep so bad my girlfriend complains...

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Exam needed: An irritating, dry cough following the infection is annoying and treated with a cough suppressant syrup like robitussin DM. However the presence of wheezing and heavy cough warrants an examination to detect asthmatic bronchitis which requires treatment with antibiotics and inhalers and possibly corticosteroid medication by mouth as well as by inhaler.

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Last updated May 29, 2019

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