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Dr. Cody Mead Dr. Mead
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Cough phlegm chest pain with fever?

Dr. Cody Mead Dr. Mead
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Cough phlegm chest pain with fever?

See your doctor: You could have a pneumonia setting in. See your doctor for the appropriate evaluation. Get well soon. ...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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Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache

Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache

Hello. : Hello. Can not distinguish between these three diagnoses based on this information. You will need a medical history, a physical examination to include auscultation of your lungs and you might need a chest xray as well. They will probably check your blood oxygen level and may also do some lab tests. Would play it safe and get evaluated at the emergency room, as there is a possibility that you could have pneumonia. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Sneezing, nonproductive cough , slight expiratory wheeze, low fever?

Sneezing, nonproductive cough , slight expiratory wheeze, low fever?

How long: If it has been a few days you may have a viral infection, if longer i would be concerned about a bronchitis. See your doctor anyhow, especially because you are wheezing. ...Read more

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Violent dry cough. No phlegm?

Violent dry cough. No phlegm?

See MD: See MD or ER. There are a variety of causes. Some benign, some serious. ...Read more

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Persistent cough, phlegm in throat, no fever. Why?

Persistent cough, phlegm in throat, no fever. Why?

It could be many: Things . To mention few , postnasal drip , upper respiratory infection . If the symptom gets worse and become persistent , see your doc. If it is easing up and getting better , probably it is nothing and self limited ...Read more

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Sob, congestion, worsening cough with occasional sputum, low grade fever, weakness, started sunday, can't sleep, red sore scratchy throat.

Sob, congestion, worsening cough with occasional sputum, low grade fever, weakness, started sunday, can't sleep, red sore scratchy throat.

It could be: From a viral infection causing ur sorethroat/ pharyngitis and cough/ bronchitis. Taking otc cough meds, vitamin c may help. However, if ur symptoms get worse and persistent, go see ur dr and get checked for bacterial infection. Best wishes! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/cold-and-flu/tc/coughs-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Persistent cough with low grade fever, coughing up foam ?

Persistent cough with low grade fever, coughing up foam ?

Cough: You cough is due to a post nasal drip from a possible sinus infection. Use a vaporizer at night and sleep on several pillows. If the symptoms have been present for longer than ten days consult an ENT specialist for possible antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Chronic bronchial asthma. 2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?

Chronic bronchial asthma.  2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?

Pneumonia: You have acute pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis and you need urgent medical attention. You also list no medical history of any conditions or medications. Without adequate information about your general health, we cannot provide you with any more advice. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Uri with 103 fever, chills was improving, now worsened with lost voice, sore throat, unproductive cough, sinus congestion (yellow mucus). Pneumonia?

Uri with 103 fever, chills was improving, now worsened with lost voice, sore throat, unproductive cough, sinus congestion (yellow mucus). Pneumonia?

Likely viral : But occasionally what starts as a virus leads to a bacterial infection. After improving, worsening symptoms should lead you back to your doc for eval. ...Read more

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Sore throat cough mucous chest pain fever and chills ?

Sore throat cough mucous chest pain fever and chills 
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May be a cold: But since you have fever and chills you should see your physician to be checked for something that may need treatment. ...Read more

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Dry coughsore throatchills no feverheadache?

Dry coughsore throatchills no feverheadache?

See doctor: See your doctor to make sure you dont have strep. A throat culture is in ordertake inuprofen for pain. ...Read more

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Chest conjestion cough dry stuffy nose pounding headache dry eyes dizzy spells nausea No fever or chills cold flu or allergies?

Chest conjestion cough dry stuffy nose pounding headache dry eyes dizzy spells nausea No fever or chills cold flu or allergies?

See doctor: You did not mention how long these symptoms have been present. If just for a few days, it may just be from a viral infection. If longer than that or getting worse, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Wheezing cough that causes vomiting, constant chest pain, severe headache, fatigue, 99.5-100.5 fever, flushed face, sore throat, green mucus. ideas?

Wheezing cough that causes vomiting, constant chest pain, severe headache, fatigue, 99.5-100.5 fever, flushed face, sore throat, green mucus. ideas?

GetChecked/Treated: From the symptoms you describe,fever,chest pain,headache,sore throat and green mucus .It seems you have a respiratory Infection.It could be a Bacterial infection as you have green mucus.Get it checked by your Doctor as you may need Antibiotics if doctor feels you need after your examination ...Read more

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2,year vomiting stiky Flem runny nose chesty cough hard chesty breathing feverish constant cough now 4days on getting worse?

2,year  vomiting  stiky Flem runny nose chesty cough  hard chesty breathing  feverish  constant cough    now 4days on  getting worse?

Needs to be seen: I recommend you take your child to your pediatrician, family doctor, or urgent care clinic for an evaluation. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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