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I have chest congestion, sore throat and cough. I cannot

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I have chest congestion, sore throat and cough. I cannot seem to cough up the congestion and it is making it hard to breath a little bit. I have been taking expectorant, nyquil , soup etc . I am 37 and do not smoke or drink at all and exercise. This sickness
came on quick and usually I can fight it off but have not been able to. Any suggestions
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
HelloYes, you need an exam to see if this is bronchitis or pneumonia.Also a throat culture to make sure this is not strep.If pneumonia, or strep, antibiotics are needed. OK, so that is an initial answer….Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.