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A cough for over 3 weeks- deep and hacking- been through two

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A cough for over 3 weeks- deep and hacking- been through two rounds of antibiotics- sometimes when talk cough so hard I almost vomit. Wheeze- not eased by inhaler
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: about 5 weeks- no fever- just this cough that will not let up
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Sleep apnea, HBP, heart murmur - no other problems
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

I am sorry you have this bad cough

how old are you?

do you smoke?

after a lung infection, often times the airways can become swollen with mucus which can cause cough

this can be helped by a course of steroids like prednisone or methylprednisolone and medications to help thin the mucous like mucinex or guaifenesin along with drinking lots of water.

it doesn't sound like you have tried a course of steroid therapy yet.