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I had a virus a couple of weeks ago. I have had a cough ever since. I am coughing up a lot of mucous. What is this?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Sinusitis/asthma

A cough that persists following a viral URI may be a symptom of a bacterial sinus infection.
Sometimes a condition like asthma can also occur causing a cough. See your primary care doctor for an exam and possibly a course of antibiotics.

In brief: Sinusitis/asthma

A cough that persists following a viral URI may be a symptom of a bacterial sinus infection.
Sometimes a condition like asthma can also occur causing a cough. See your primary care doctor for an exam and possibly a course of antibiotics.
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Possibilities...

Sometimes after a viral bronchitis, bronchospasm develops leading to a cough.
Treatment for this would include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Other possibilities include post-nasal drip, gerd, or a combination of factors. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment especially if the cough is not improving.

In brief: Possibilities...

Sometimes after a viral bronchitis, bronchospasm develops leading to a cough.
Treatment for this would include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Other possibilities include post-nasal drip, gerd, or a combination of factors. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment especially if the cough is not improving.
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