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Forum Name: Chest symptoms
Question: annoying cough that won't go away
|lmoore - Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:33 am||
I had a cold about 10 weeks ago just like all my other co-workers.
The cold finally went away but the cough didn't. I smoke but have never had
a smokers cough. Although I know it's a good idea to quit, why am I still coughing??
I have not fever so according to doctor I have no infection. He thinks it's allergies.
I have cut my smoking down to half a pack a day if that. I have had inhalers, antibiotics and now samples of Allegra. What the heck. Im tired of coughing. Sometimes it's a dry cough and sometimes I cough up yellow or gross green stuff.
|Shannon Morgan, CMA - Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:02 pm||
You don't have to have a smoker's cough to have a lingering cough after a cold. Every time you light up, you are assaulting and weakening your lungs' abiltity to heal. While your efforts to cut down are noble, it is no less dangerous than before.
It would be a good idea to have a chest x-ray, if you haven't already.
Talk to your doctor about a stop smoking program before you develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, cancer or many other chronic and incurable diseases.
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