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Cough and chest congestion has persisted for several days?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: See below

You probably have viral bronchitis or influenza.
Viral bronchitis will gradually get better but the dry cough may persist for several weeks. Influenza is more severe and is associated with fevers and prostration. If you feel ok and don't have significant fever take over the counter robitussindm. If you have fever and feel poorly get checked out by your md for bacterial infection or pneumonia.

In brief: See below

You probably have viral bronchitis or influenza.
Viral bronchitis will gradually get better but the dry cough may persist for several weeks. Influenza is more severe and is associated with fevers and prostration. If you feel ok and don't have significant fever take over the counter robitussindm. If you have fever and feel poorly get checked out by your md for bacterial infection or pneumonia.
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