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What does it mean if I have cough and fever?

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Infection

You may have an upper or lower respiratory tract infection.
If your symptoms include shortness of breath and chest pain you should see the doctor.

In brief: Infection

You may have an upper or lower respiratory tract infection.
If your symptoms include shortness of breath and chest pain you should see the doctor.
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Breathing problems

If you are experiencing cough associated with significant fever, you may very well have pneumonia, and that will require an antibiotic.
Other potential causes include a blot clot in the lung, tumor, and other inflammatory conditions of the lung. So, yes, it could be something bad. Best to have it checked out.

In brief: Breathing problems

If you are experiencing cough associated with significant fever, you may very well have pneumonia, and that will require an antibiotic.
Other potential causes include a blot clot in the lung, tumor, and other inflammatory conditions of the lung. So, yes, it could be something bad. Best to have it checked out.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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