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Had brutal cold lasted 8 days;have deep dry heaving cough 4 2wks;was on cephalexin 4 toenail op; rattling in chest when I exhale deeply. What's wrong?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibilities...

You may have bronchitis as a complication of your recent cold.
Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways and, if there is no significant fever, it is likely of viral origin so antibiotics will be ineffective. Another possibility is you may have developed bronchospasm from inflammation in the airways caused by coughing. See your doctor so the correct diagnosis can be made and treatment given.

In brief: Possibilities...

You may have bronchitis as a complication of your recent cold.
Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways and, if there is no significant fever, it is likely of viral origin so antibiotics will be ineffective. Another possibility is you may have developed bronchospasm from inflammation in the airways caused by coughing. See your doctor so the correct diagnosis can be made and treatment given.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bronchitis

Sounds like you might have bronchitis.
See your doctor. An inhaler may provide some relief.

In brief: Bronchitis

Sounds like you might have bronchitis.
See your doctor. An inhaler may provide some relief.
Dr. Swati Avashia
Dr. Swati Avashia
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