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I have a consistent cough that produces clear or white phlegm and shortness of breath. My chest feels tight and like something is sitting on it at times. What could this potentially be?
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No fever at all. It’s been happening for a couple of months now

There are a few possibilities here--

A chronic viral or bacterial bronchitis

A chronic sinus infection with post nasal drip

Gastric acid reflux causing a chemical bronchitis

For now you could try a saline nasal irrigation system, oral probiotics, and Pepcid AC

But you should have your doctor evaluate this

Please let me know if you need any more information

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