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Chesty cough after having flu over5 weeks ago , cough a lot during night , feel as if lungs are congested , also having night sweats , otherwise well ?

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Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
Family Medicine

In brief: Reactive airways..??

After full recovery from flu - either other virus or environmental bronchi irritation leading to congestion and sometime bronchospasm - worse at night, or with exertion.
Night sweats may also indicate some underlined infection - possibly check with doc. if appropriate to do CXR( chest X ray).

In brief: Reactive airways..??

After full recovery from flu - either other virus or environmental bronchi irritation leading to congestion and sometime bronchospasm - worse at night, or with exertion.
Night sweats may also indicate some underlined infection - possibly check with doc. if appropriate to do CXR( chest X ray).
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Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine

In brief: Fevers?

It sounds like you may have a reactive airway.
This can happen after having a viral upper respiratory infection. Please followup with you primary doctor for a chest xray to rule out pneumonia or tuberculosis. If xray is clear or shows bronchitis, your primary doctor may prescribe prednisone, a steroid.

In brief: Fevers?

It sounds like you may have a reactive airway.
This can happen after having a viral upper respiratory infection. Please followup with you primary doctor for a chest xray to rule out pneumonia or tuberculosis. If xray is clear or shows bronchitis, your primary doctor may prescribe prednisone, a steroid.
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