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A 37-year-old member asked:

no asthma, i don't smoke and i don't have any illnesses or allergic reactions. so why do i keep getting chest infections?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Chest infections: You need to see an allergist/immunologist to investigate your immune system and other causes of chest infections.

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