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A 32-year-old female asked:

For the past 3 days i've been experiencing a cough. it started off as a dry cough but then progressed to a productive cough. i had fatigue on day two. as far as i know, no fever or only low-grade. my phlegm is yellow chunks. asthma sufferer too.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a cold (viral infection) or influenza, a strep throat (bacterial and would need antibiotics), a sinus infection, pneumonia (either viral or bacterial), mucus or wheezing in the lungs (might need some adjustments in asthma treatment), etc... A person can have one or more of these issues at the same time. A doctor's exam is recommended.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Asthma plan: Your asthma plan will help to guide your asthma therapy during the illness. If the cough does not improve, please see your PCP. Nasal saline will help to reduce post nasal drip and secondary cough. An inbox Healthtap consult may be useful particularly in reviewing your asthma plan. Most self limited respiratory illnesses are viral but watch for any signs of worsening.
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Last updated Dec 1, 2019

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