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I have COPD and use an inhaler twice a day. Why do I have a cough with phlem?
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Antibiotic?
You may need an antimicrobial such as azithromycin.

In brief: Antibiotic?
You may need an antimicrobial such as azithromycin.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine
In brief: COPD
COPD is a chronic lung condition characterized by shortness of breath and cough.
The inhalers help with symptoms but don't change the underlying damage to the lung. Hopefully, if you smoked, you have been able to quit. That is the best thing you can do for your lungs.

In brief: COPD
COPD is a chronic lung condition characterized by shortness of breath and cough.
The inhalers help with symptoms but don't change the underlying damage to the lung. Hopefully, if you smoked, you have been able to quit. That is the best thing you can do for your lungs.
Dr. Chris Hawley
Dr. Chris Hawley
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