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barking cough
I have had a cold or possible sinus infection (green discharge when blowing nose) for a week.  It began as a head cold, but for the past few days, the congestion has settled in my chest and I began coughing.  My cough sounds like a "bark" but the congestion is loose.  If I felt worse, I would think I had bronchitis or pneumonia from the sound of my chest and cough.  I guess my question is, since I have no fever and don't feel very bad other than just a little malaise, is this just an after-cold cough or could it be something worse?
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It could be something worse, like bronchitis or pneumonia.  However, since you do not have a fever and do not feel badly, it is less likely that this is something worse.  If it is just a cold, it should definitely be better after 7 days.  If not, even though you feel well, this could be a bacterial sinusitis.

If you have not nearly recovered by the time you receive this message, you should definitely see your doctor.
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Hi, does it feel like there is something stuck in your throat and when you try to cough it out, it does the barking sound but never clears?
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A related discussion, 'Barking' Cough was started.
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