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My family has had a cough for over 3 weeks not going away came with slight fever at first. It's a deep chest cough with phlegm. Worried bout my kids?

My family has had a cough for over 3 weeks not going away came with slight fever at first. It's a deep chest cough with phlegm. Worried bout my kids?

Cough: If your family has a cough for three weeks, you need to see you doctor. The problem could be related to whooping cough, mycoplasma infection or asthma that needs special attention to ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more


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Thick phlegm globules (clear mostly, white sometimes), dry but deep cough, mild temperature, 4+ weeks. Doctor hears nothing in chest. What is it?

Thick phlegm globules (clear mostly, white sometimes), dry but deep cough, mild temperature, 4+ weeks. Doctor hears nothing in chest. What is it?

Atypical pneumonia: Atypical pneumonia is an infection in the lungs caused my unusual bacteria like mycoplasma or legionella and where the symptoms differ from the classic ones. Therefore, it's often harder to diagnose. The antibiotics used are different and if it becomes severe it may require hospitalization. If you're not getting better, ask your physician what he /she thinks and if a chest x-ray is warranted. ...Read more

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My Phlegm is a rust brown color. I have a deep cough, shortness of breathe, severe chest pain, and night sweats. I have chronic costrocondritis?

My Phlegm is a rust brown color. I have a deep cough, shortness of breathe, severe chest pain, and night sweats. I have chronic costrocondritis?

Blood in sputum?: The description of your phlegm makes me think that blood could be discoloring it, which would obviously be concerning, especially in light of your other symptoms. Are you a smoker? How old are you? You may need some testing soon - CT scan, bronchoscopy. ...Read more

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A deep cough sometimes with phlegm no other cold signs. Gets worse at night?

A deep cough sometimes with phlegm no other cold signs. Gets worse at night?

Could be: Several different things. Sometimes infections are very low grade and you may just be stricken by an annoying cough. But this could also be related to acid reflux or sinus issues complicated by post nasal drip (allergic or not). If you find it bothersome seek an in person evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a deep cough that hurts my chest. I have had bronchitis before should I be worried?

Possibly pneumonia: I have found that when people have a deep cough associated with pain on taking a deep breath they often times have pneumonia. You should be evaluated by a physician. If this has been a long-term problem then you definitely need to be evaluated as there are other causes. ...Read more

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Getting over cold still have a cough Its a deep cough sometimes My chest has been hurting, especially when I move (sit to stand) how can I alleviate?

Getting over cold still have a cough Its a deep cough sometimes My chest has been hurting, especially when I move (sit to stand) how can I alleviate?

Post-tussive cough.: When we're sick with an upper or lower respiratory infection, the cough tends to be the last symptom to clear. This is called a post-tussive cough which, as you can surmise, means "post-cough cough". The coughing itself makes the cough linger. The solution? Cough suppressant. ...Read more

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8 yr. Old diagnosis with pneumonia x2 in 3months. Now has occasional deep cough, nonproductive with chest pain.

8 yr. Old diagnosis with pneumonia x2 in 3months. Now has occasional deep cough, nonproductive with chest pain.

Pneumonia: Pneumonia times 2 in 3 months is often. Did the initial infection clear well? Continue to follow up, with his doctor until he is well. If he is not getting better and staying unwell your doctor may need to so additional testing. ...Read more

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Hv a very bad deep cough during wint. Mos esp. Every yr. My ribs and chest hurt. Hard to sleep. In physical dr never says anything is wrong. Am I ok?

Hv a very bad deep cough during wint. Mos esp. Every yr. My ribs and chest hurt. Hard to sleep. In physical dr never says anything is wrong. Am I ok?

Cold weather + lungs: Cold weather may irritate your lungs, specifically the upper airways called bronchi. It is a variant of asthma. In some people, as cold air rushes in on taking a breath, the irritation causes the bronchi to constrict, resulting in cough and even wheezing. Physical exam (done at room temperature and at rest) is often normal. These reactive airways may improve with a trial of bronchodilators. ...Read more

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Deep cough burning in lungs. Producing some phlegm? Doesn't burn all the time?

Deep cough burning in lungs. Producing some phlegm? Doesn't burn all the time?

Bronchitis: Sounds like bronchitis. You should quit smoking. Also, you will need a physical exam to make sure there is nothing else going on.
Your doc then should discuss potential treatment options for you. ...Read more

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I've been sick with a cold and after day 5 I have a deep cough, I'm extremely lightheaded and I have difficulty breathing along with chest pains.?

I've been sick with a cold and after day 5 I have a deep cough, I'm extremely lightheaded and I have difficulty breathing along with chest pains.?

Chest cold: Your upper respiratory infection has spread to your breathing passages and now you have acute bronchitis. There may be a component of asthma as well, even if you've never had asthma before. If you're uncomfortably short of breath, you should go immediately to an ER for prompt treatment. If it's just a nuisance symptom, you ought to at least see your doctor tomorrow to be examined. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a deep cough, coming from your chest? I have no nasal drainage.

How do you get rid of a deep cough, coming from your chest? I have no nasal drainage.

Deep cough: Steam yourself with steam from a hot shower. Use a vaporizer at night while sleeping.Sleep with several pillows. Drink lots of tea and honey. Apply vaporub to your chest. If home remedies don't work check with your doctor to rule out bronchitis or pneumonia. ...Read more

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My 3 and a half year old has a deep cough I'm her chest no real fever and a rash on her back a d neck that is raised red spots size of a pen point? -

My 3 and a half year old has a deep cough I'm her chest no real fever and a rash on her back a d neck that is raised red spots size of a pen point? -

Cough and rash: A cough and a rash may be associated symptoms of a viral infection. To be sure, have your child evaluated by his pediatrician to confirm. ...Read more

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Having horrible lower back pain, and my chest hurts when I breath in deep, cough right after. Stomach bloated, help?

Having horrible lower back pain, and my chest hurts when I breath in deep, cough right after. Stomach bloated, help?

Multiple symptoms: It is very likely that these symptoms are a domino effect. Coughing probably due to some infection, leads to chest pain, may even cause a lumbar herniated disc causing back pain. You need a medical evaluation as soon as possible to treat possible lung infection. If you smoke - stop. Bloated stomach may be entirely different. ...Read more

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Pain right hand side of my chest, roughly below or behind breast. Most time feels like a dull ache but when breathe deep/cough/laugh etc its sharp?

Pain right hand side of my chest, roughly below or behind breast. Most time feels like a dull ache but when breathe deep/cough/laugh etc its sharp?

Pleuritic chest pain: Is what you are describing. A common cause is a viral or bacterial lung infection but here are other conditions that can be more serious. A lung infection is reason enough to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER? Mild fever 5 days chest and sinus congestion, deep cough and wheezing. Lightheaded with headache and body aches

Should I go to the ER? Mild fever 5 days chest and sinus congestion, deep cough and wheezing. Lightheaded with headache and body aches

Primary Care: Your primary care provider is likely a better choice for non life-threatening illness. ER doctors are trained to work quickly and efficiently in situations where the patient's life is at risk, so you are more likely to be exposed to tests that involve radiation or risk of false-positive results. Of course if you are struggling to breath, the ER is appropriate. ...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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

Cough which ...Read more