I have a persistent viral cough for 8 weeks now. It started with a week-long head cold then turned into this cough. I have no asthma, didn't have bronchitis, pneumonia, allergies etc. Clean bill of health, except for this cough. I cough up flem maybe once in 10 coughs. I've been on antibiotics in case it was bacterial, but to no avail. My question is, will a steam room help, or hinder?
a friend told me that after 2 weeks of cough, i should start to worry about pertussis (whooping cough) which there's an epidemic of around here. steam seems to help many friends of mine... as to jedispider, i don't care if they're a nurse, i wouldn't take antibiotics without seeing a doctor. After 8 weeks, it's time to cave in and go see your doc!
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