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Cindi been coughing...

Cindi been coughing for about 5dy first was a dry hacking, now can hear congestion in chest, wheezing short of breath. very tired. should I go to urgent care or just let it take its course.

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What type of details? I will say I visit my father in a nursing home daily (except for the last 5 days), who now has a spread of upper respitory infections and pneumonia.

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Hello

Go to urgent care.

What you describe is not normal

Bronchiolitis, asthma, or pneumonia are all possible.

Do not wait on this.

Other problems are possible as well, for example, a clot is often obscured by infection.

Get an exam immediately.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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