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I have a serious cough that sounds like a seal bark, it is productive and is associated with asthma. Should i be concerned everyone in my house has it?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Needs evaluation

If "everyone in the house has it" it is likely an infection.
Viral infections are pretty contagious and a very common trigger of asthma. A "barky cough" is a common symptom of croup which is caused by a virus. A cough that is productive of mucus could be related to asthma, bronchitis or even pneumonia. Take the whole gang to the doc.

In brief: Needs evaluation

If "everyone in the house has it" it is likely an infection.
Viral infections are pretty contagious and a very common trigger of asthma. A "barky cough" is a common symptom of croup which is caused by a virus. A cough that is productive of mucus could be related to asthma, bronchitis or even pneumonia. Take the whole gang to the doc.
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