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I have a strong cold including heavy coughing for more than 1.5 weeks. Should I see a doctor? Could it be pneumonia?
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes to both
An x-ray would be helpful at this point.
Usually after ten days of illness bacterial infection is present as bronchitis or pneumonia.

In brief: Yes to both
An x-ray would be helpful at this point.
Usually after ten days of illness bacterial infection is present as bronchitis or pneumonia.
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Or sinusitis
Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, see your doctor
Yes it could just be a viral cold but it could also be bacterial bronchitis or pneumonia and you should see your doctor to have your temperature checked as well as throat and ears looked at.
Whooping cough is also making a come back these days.

In brief: Yes, see your doctor
Yes it could just be a viral cold but it could also be bacterial bronchitis or pneumonia and you should see your doctor to have your temperature checked as well as throat and ears looked at.
Whooping cough is also making a come back these days.
Dr. Chris Oh
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