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Persistant phlemy cough for several weeks
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Persistant phlemy cough for several weeks

I have had a persistant phlemy cough for several weeks.  Weezing sound coming from my right lung.  No fever.  This is the 5th week 2 set of anti-biotics.  Took an x-ray my chest was OK 3 weeks ago.  During the second set of anti-biotics I got head congestion(cold) and then runny nose, so now I have runny nose and cough and am out of anti-biotics.  While coughing (coughing fits last for several minutes) causes my nose to get stuffed up, when my nose is stuffed up I need to cough.  Yikes! To make it more interesting when I take a deep breath my left lung (front and back) has sharp excruciating pain with that lovely weezing sound.  Sick of being sick, can you offer any helpful suggestions?
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You must be reevaluated by a doctor and a repeat chest x-ray.  The details that you have given suggest that the original infection involved both your head and chest.  In addition to the x-ray the doctor may get a culture of the phlegm you are coughing up from your lungs, along with a culture of the mucus that is coming from your nose.
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I'm not a medical professional, but it seems that a further evaluation is necessary. It almost sounds like allergies started the fiasco. Perhaps an allergist or pulmonologist would be my next step.

Hope you feel better soon!
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I just got tested positive for pertussis-->whopping cough.  Apparently many people I know have it/had it and I caution everyone to get rid of it if possible when a tickling sore sensation occurs in the throat at the onset.  Apparently it lasts for up to 8/10 weeks.  And the sore feeling in my right lung rib cage is from pulled muscles from the consistant coughing... Anti-biotics don't cure it but helps to contain the contamination to everyone around.  Hopefully it won't leave any scarring or long term damage to my lungs.
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