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A 47-year-old female asked:

Coughing for 3 weeks, tightness in throat and at times my chest. cough is dry but have a bit of phlegm at times. no fever, aches or other covid19 symptoms. ?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Call doctor..: You should get tested for Covid-19, just to be certain you don’t have it. If it is ruled out, you likely have bronchospasm from some etiology including other viral (like flu, cold virus) or bacterial infection, post-nasal drip, GERD, etc. You should call your doctor to diagnose the cause of your cough since treatment will depend on what is causing it. Additionally, a bronchodilator may be needed.

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