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Tooele, UT
A 35-year-old female asked:

I have had a chronic cough with hard time breathing and clear phlem and wheezing when laying down and then crackiling in throat as well. what is it?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Asthma: You need to see a doctor immediately, this can escalate to an asthma attack.
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. Your smoking status is also important.

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Last updated Jan 30, 2018

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