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I had a mild cold about 2 weeks ago but am now stuck with a cough. Its become hard to breath or laugh without a cough attack. Go to dr. Or ride it out?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Sinusitis/bronchitis

A "cold" that has not resolved in 7-10 days is likely a sinus infection.
If you are having any lower respiratory symptoms - you may have pneumonia - you need to be seen by your primary care doctor - sounds like you may need a round of antibiotics.

In brief: Sinusitis/bronchitis

A "cold" that has not resolved in 7-10 days is likely a sinus infection.
If you are having any lower respiratory symptoms - you may have pneumonia - you need to be seen by your primary care doctor - sounds like you may need a round of antibiotics.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Probably sinusitis

Probably sinusitis.
You most likely have a bacterial sinusitis that has followed your cold. You should be on antibiotics and should contact your doctor.

In brief: Probably sinusitis

Probably sinusitis.
You most likely have a bacterial sinusitis that has followed your cold. You should be on antibiotics and should contact your doctor.
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Steven Cohen
Internal Medicine - Allergy

In brief: Yes

This may be a manifestation of underlying asthma.
Prolonged cough with URI is common. Most are viral and antibiotics are not helpful. Symptoms may resolve in time, but if asthma is the cause, specific medications can lead to rapid control.

In brief: Yes

This may be a manifestation of underlying asthma.
Prolonged cough with URI is common. Most are viral and antibiotics are not helpful. Symptoms may resolve in time, but if asthma is the cause, specific medications can lead to rapid control.
Dr. Steven Cohen
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