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I am 25 years old. I do not smoke. I have had a barking cough (sounds similar to a seal) for about two weeks now. ?
Cough: Cough can be a symptom of cardiac disease, particularly heart failure. Sometimes people can wheeze as well. However, there is no such entity as a "cardiac cough" that has any specific characteristics that differentiate it from other types of cough. The whole clinical picture has to be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has had a cough for the last 2 weeks. First 2 days had a low fever but none since. Now cough sounds like there's lots of mucus. What should I do?
See doc if worried: Without seeing her or knowing more, can't say for sure... but 2 days fever followed by 2 weeks of cough isn't unusual for resolving viral cold. Coughing up sputum helps protect the lungs from pneumonia. If her fevers return, or her cough gets worse instead of better, then take her to see her doc, or go sooner if you're worried. In the meantime, no cough medicines. Teaspoon of honey works better! ...Read more