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What do I do if I had bronchitis and i'm still coughing occasionally after antibiotics 2 months ago?
Possibilities...: Sometimes, after the infection of acute bronchitis has resolved, there is residual airway inflammation which, in some patients, results in bronchospasm and coughing. If this is the case with you, bronchodilator and steroid inhalers can be used until this cough completely resolves. So, see your doctor so this regimen can be prescribed once the diagnosis is made. ...Read more
If worsens, M.D.: It is actually quite common to have a mild intermittent cough with a respiratory infection. If you develop prolonged cough, lasting more than three weeks, fever, chills, vomiting or other signs, I would advise seeking medical attention. If you have a history of wheezing, then reactivity of the airway may occur during and following an infection, particularly a viral infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I came down with a sudden severe sore throat that is getting more symptomatic. Itchy, painful swallowing and occasional coughing. When getting better?
What's the cause?: Your question cannot be answered accurately based on the limited information provided. For instance, it would be helpful to know: your exposures, what does your exam show, what are your underlying risk factors and illnesses that so predispose, do you have untreated GERD with larygo-esophageal reflux, do you smoke...? ...Read more
Lower back pain, daily "muscle knots" in the back of both shoulders, occasional coughing and throat clearing...What is going on with me?
Several different: Things with your symptoms. See your doctor for an evaluation to sort out all of the various symptoms to come up with diagnoses and a treatment plan. ...Read more
17 yr old male, minor throat tightness, with some phlegm. Occasional coughing better after eating. Caused by pollen or what else? Is it a concern?
Reflux: The only thought I have is that you have a reflux problem causing irritation at your throat and coughing. The improvement immediately after eating is due to the acid being diluted or neutralized by the food you have consumed. Does improvement occur also when drinking coffee, tea, or cola? ...Read more
One side, tonsil and throat swollen, hurts to swallow saliva even. No pain med helps, no fever, dry sinuses now, coughing occasionally. Go to doctor?
I have had a bad cold for past 3 days very occasional cough but when I do cough it is extremely painful to the point of feeling the pain outside?
Why is it that I have an occasional cough (lasting more than a week) but no other symptoms ? I have not been sick recently & feel fine otherwise.
I've been sick for almost a month now, have an occasional cough, stuff comes up, I also have small blood like dots. Any idea on what I may have?
Possibilities...: This could be due to bronchitis. Since the symptoms have been present for a month, the etiology of your symptoms could be allergic bronchospasm. Coughing blood is called hemoptysis and this is a serious symptom that always needs to be evaluated as malignancy can cause this symptom, especially if you are a smoker. See your doctor asap. If you develop shortness of breath, go to the er for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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