Six weeks ago my husband started with a cough and fever. Also, he had congestion in his chest. He could not cough up anything but felt flem (phlegm) was there. He went to the doctor and got antibotics. He also had a chest x-ray. The x-ray showed nothing. Also, the fever went away. The cough has continued. He has been back to the doctor three more times and, has had more antibotics. It is hard cough. The doctor did another chest x-ray yesterday and found nothing. He started taking breathing treatments yesterday here at home. The doctor also ran some tests for what he called some exotic things. We have not heard anything from these tests yet. The only symtoms (symptoms) are a hard cough and feels there is somthing to cough up but, not much comes up. This has gone on since December 27th. What could it be?
Iv heard there has been a re-emergence of whooping cough which is Iv read, the same but a human version (Dna is slightly altered to hit people) of kennel cough which can last months before finally resolving on its own. But thats bacterial... of course if the doctor is assuming his is immune because of his age (vaccination status) then it is possible. It seems strange that his chest is clear but the cough being a new thing... mabey the doc will consider testing if he hasnt already?
Honestly it could be alot of things, mabey a CT needs to be done or a scope of his throat to check for any lumps bumps or voice box issues that are causing irritation... but id still ask him about what bacteria he has tested so far for.
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