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17year old with productive cough fatigue no fever?

Bronchitis: If this person is it sounds like it may be time to see the doctor. A persistent productive cough and fatigue may be more than just a cold. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I have had (deer?) mice in my home for years. I now have chronic rhinosinusitis & clusterheadaches, cough,fatigue, should i get tested for Hantavirus?

I have had (deer?) mice in my home for years. I now have chronic rhinosinusitis & clusterheadaches, cough,fatigue, should i get tested for Hantavirus?

Hantavirus: Yes I would recommend it. Early symptoms are chills, fever and muscle ache then may begin to feel better for a very short amount of time, but within 1-2 days, it becomes hard to breathe with dry cough, general ill feeling, headache, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting. I would also suggest testing for Lyme disease given your symptoms. It may also be a simple flu-like viral infection. ...Read more

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For the past week, lightheadedness, nausea when hungry, cough, fatigue, headaches, hunger. What is wrong?

For the past week, lightheadedness, nausea when hungry, cough, fatigue, headaches, hunger. What is wrong?

Flu: We can't give you a diagnosis since we don't know anything about you, not even where you live or your medical history; however, the symptoms you've mentioned are suggestive of a viral flu-like pathology. Please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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After having a low grade fever, between 99 - 100, for 6 days, is it time to see a doc? Slight cold, no cough, fatigue.

After having a low grade fever, between 99 - 100, for 6 days, is it time to see a doc? Slight cold, no cough, fatigue.

Fatigue: Your fever isa non- fever. Your fatigue may be due to other reasons and therefore make an appointment with your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Chronic cough, fatigue, chest pain, chonic muscle pain, ...What possible conditions are associated with these symptoms?

Chronic cough, fatigue, chest pain, chonic muscle pain, ...What possible conditions are associated with these symptoms?

Consult a physician: Need more detailed history and work up to diagnose the conditions associated with these symptoms. Many connective tissue disorder and lung conditions can cause these symptoms. More info like duration of symptoms., , history of recent travel, exposure to any chemicals and medication history will be helpful. ...Read more

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I have running leaking nose, dry cough, fatigue . Was wondering if its just a cold or the flu? What is tge difference? Anything I can take?

I have running leaking nose, dry cough, fatigue . Was wondering if its just a cold or the flu? What is tge difference? Anything I can take?

Maybe strep,flu,etc.: Mild nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc., except that allergies usually don't cause a fever. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of a strep throat infection. Doctors also have a 15-minute test for Flu A and Flu B. ...Read more

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Is Levaquin 750 mg dosage once daily for 10 days good for a sinus infection? I have a foul odor from my nose, nasal speech, cough, fatigue.

Is Levaquin 750 mg dosage once daily for 10 days good for a sinus infection? I have a foul odor from my nose, nasal speech, cough, fatigue.

Sinus: If not allergic, would start with Augmentin 875mg twice a day, saline nasal rinses, afrin (generic) spray every four hours for 5-7 days, drink two quarts of water a day, no smoking. Other Abx options include Avelox, Zithromax, etc. ...Read more

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I have a cough, fatigue, mild fever, and runny nose. What do I have? Flu or cold?

I have a cough, fatigue, mild fever, and runny nose.  What do I have? Flu or cold?

Cold: General rule of thumb is that if your symptoms are primarily above the neck and build over a couple days, it's a cold. Influenza usually hits you like 'a ton of bricks'. I'd suggest something as simple as DayQuil and maybe some saline nasal spray - that should help. Feel better! ...Read more

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Mom is having cold sweats, fever, cough, fatigue, stuffy nose, chest pain for a week now. What's wrong?

Mom is having cold sweats, fever, cough, fatigue, stuffy nose, chest pain for a week now. What's wrong?

Needs evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining your mother. Please consult your doctor. A week is too long to wait for the symptoms she has. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been throwing up, having fevers chills cold sweats. Losing weight unitentionally loss of appitite chronic cough fatigue paleness of skin?

Hello, I have been throwing up, having fevers chills cold sweats. Losing weight unitentionally loss of appitite chronic cough fatigue paleness of skin?

MD: I don't think anyone here can help you other than strongly urging you to visit your family doc for a good evaluation. If you don't have one, go to your local urgent care. You need to be seen. Also, please quit smoking while you are still young. ...Read more

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Symptoms: cold/sore throat/cough/fatigue. Stays a few days, clears up, feel great, comes back. 2 weeks totalsick. Any clue what that could be? Thanks.

Symptoms: cold/sore throat/cough/fatigue. Stays a few days, clears up, feel great, comes back. 2 weeks totalsick. Any clue what that could be? Thanks.

See allergist/immuno: It appears that you may have an immune problem and recommend that you consult an allergist/immunologist. One of the conditions to be ruled out would be cyclic neutropenia in which your WBC gets very low periodically but impairment in the immune system can cause the same problem as well. ...Read more

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Hard to breathe from nose, yellow sputum, painful cough, fatigue, and upper chest pain. No fever.

Hard to breathe from nose, yellow sputum, painful cough, fatigue,  and upper chest pain. No fever.

Infection: These symptoms are consistent with a viral upper respiratory tract infection which usually resolves without specific treatment in a week or so. Signs that a more serious infection is present include fever,chills,sweats,worsening cough, chest pain on deep breathing,increasing discolored sputum, and shortness of breath. See your physician if your symptoms persist or worsen?chest xray,antibiotics ...Read more

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Why I'm I bleeding for 10 days still after my period with right upper pain,nausea,headaches,cough,fatigue and shortness of breath with fever occasiona?

Why I'm I bleeding for 10 days still after my period with right upper pain,nausea,headaches,cough,fatigue and shortness of breath with fever occasiona?

See your doctor: You may have a pelvic infection with liver involvement (adhesions). In addition you may have anemia from excessive bleeding which may be contributing to your headaches, fatigue and shortness of breath (SOB). In any case, SOB should be evaluated as there may be other serious causes such as blood clots in your lung, pneumonia, etc. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Cough, fatigue, shortness breath (one flight of stairs +60% heart rate), wheezing/rattling right lung only, slight pains in left rib and right back ?

Cough, fatigue, shortness breath (one flight of stairs +60% heart rate), wheezing/rattling right lung only, slight pains in left rib and right back ?

Go get evaluated: If you are feeling so bad with wheezing and you can tell the side of rattling of lung, you could have a pneumonia. It is best for you to be evaluated, go to er or urgent care so you can be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat dry cough fatigue and a swelling in my neck for two weeks and its not getting better what can this be ?

I have had a sore throat dry cough fatigue and a swelling in my neck for two weeks and its not getting better what can this be ?

Infection: Could be flu, could be a bacterial infection needing antibiotics, could be a viral infection which antibiotics would not help. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My mom has several 4mm nodules on her lungs. Never used tobacco. Family history of lung cancer. Has cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, chest's tight?

My mom has several 4mm nodules on her lungs. Never used tobacco. Family history of lung cancer. Has cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, chest's tight?

Mgt: Among possible causes are infection, malignancy. I would suggest samples from her airway be sent for testing. A TB test to rule out TB may be ordered. A virtual consult can be booked online and her Chest images viewed at that time. ...Read more

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I've had watery lungs chronic cough fatigue + mucus in sputum-1/1/14. I've taken augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and prednisone. Recurring cold sxs. I've seen 2 drs. Help!

I've had watery lungs chronic cough fatigue + mucus in sputum-1/1/14.  I've taken augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and prednisone. Recurring cold sxs. I've seen 2 drs. Help!

Many possibilities: A chest x-ray and a ct sinus may give a clue as to infectious etiologies. If your symptoms continue a visit to an allergist, pulmonologist or ENT may be in order. Some viruses can cause a chronic cough for months after the initial infection. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, dry cough, fatigue, sometimes runny nose and body aches. Is this a cold, flu, or upper respiratory infection?

I have a sore throat, dry cough, fatigue, sometimes runny nose and body aches. Is this a cold, flu, or upper respiratory infection?

Can be : all of the above, what you are describing sounds line a viral disease, which can be a cold, flu or upper respiratory infection, with all the symptoms noted. Rest, fluids, pain killers and salt water gargles, if no improvement, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I've had a cold for two weeks and i've recently developed a bad cough. What OTC medication would you recommend for the cough and fatigue? Thanks

I've had a cold for two weeks and i've recently developed a bad cough. What OTC medication would you recommend for the cough and fatigue? Thanks

Cold&cough otc meds: If your cold and cogh is not related to springtime allergy, you can take mucomyst for cough.But if you have nasal symptoms with itcy eyes and sneezing, you can take over the counter Claritin or zyrtec or Allegra with it. ...Read more

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I was suffering from pneumonia and treat for antibiotic for 5days 2twice daily.... Still I'm feeling cough and fatigue and headache ... What to do..

I was suffering from pneumonia and treat for antibiotic for 5days 2twice daily.... Still I'm feeling cough and fatigue and headache ... What to do..

Take a while.: Pneumonia is a serious disease and it takes a longer time to improve than with less serious illnesses. If you have fever or are short of breath, or bad headache, etc., go to the ER. Rest, fluids, eat healthy food and give your body a chance to heal. Take all meds as prescribed. Follow up with your doctor as instructed. But call your doc and find out if you need to be seen. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more