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What are the causes of persistant productive cough?!

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Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple causes

Get a comprehensive physical examination, blood testsfor infection and a chest xray.

In brief: Multiple causes

Get a comprehensive physical examination, blood testsfor infection and a chest xray.
Dr. Philip Miller
Dr. Philip Miller
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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Irritation of the lungs or throat are very common.
This can happen with a simple cold (respiratory infection.) of course smoking is a frequent irritant. Coughing itself can irritate the respiratory tract. A foreign body can be inhaled and do it. Pneumonia, congestive heart failure, cancer also. If there is blood see a doctor. If you are worried, see a doctor.

In brief: Many

Irritation of the lungs or throat are very common.
This can happen with a simple cold (respiratory infection.) of course smoking is a frequent irritant. Coughing itself can irritate the respiratory tract. A foreign body can be inhaled and do it. Pneumonia, congestive heart failure, cancer also. If there is blood see a doctor. If you are worried, see a doctor.
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Dr. Marc Hirsch
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