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I am experiencing a dry heaving cough. Throat soreness (not

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I am experiencing a dry heaving cough. Throat soreness (not scratchy like a cold). Mucus and difficulty swallowing.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

it sounds like you could have a viral or bacterial bronchitis and possibly viral pharyngitis infection of your lungs and throat.

you should see a doctor at an urgent care center or ER and get a chest xray and sputum culture to check for bacteria infection in your lungs and to check for pneumonia.

how old are you?

do you have an ER or urgent care center close to you where you can see a doctor and get some tests

and see if you need a course of antibiotics to get better?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am 23. I do have an urgent care near by
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

I see

do see a doctor at the urgent care

see if they can do a sputum culture and a chest xray to check for pneumonia

see if you need a course of antibiotics.

get a throat culture to check for strep throat.

mucinex could help your symptoms.

salt water gargles can help as well

I hope you feel better

let me know if you have other questions.

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