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I am a 24 year old non smoker been having a dry cough for

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Hello there I am a 24 year old non smoker been having a dry cough for over 4 weeks and not going away. I don't cough out phlegm or blood. No chest pain either. I have been exposed to second smoke a few times. Is this a serios??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Not serious.

You likely developed bronchitis from inflammation of the airways.

Second hand smoke exposure can cause this.

Viral infection can cause this also.

Since you do not have any fever, shortness of breath or any other symptoms, this is not serious or contagious.

You can see your doctor for a clinical valuation.

You can try over the counter Mucinex DM cough suppressant meanwhile.

Best wishes,
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