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A 27-year-old female asked:

Hi my partner is asthmatic & had the flu, his cough is not going away its been 3 weeks . he complains about coughing blood and shortness of breath?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Needs exam: Asthma patients can have significant complication of flu particularly when it attacks the lungs. The persistent cough is not as unexpected or worrisome as coughing up blood. I would encourage him to get in for an exam & possible testing/x-rays.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2019

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