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Persistent cough,mild sore throat,burning sensation in the lungs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   2 months ago I started producing this horrible cough attacks. 2 weeks after the first cough attack I started producing thick neon yellow sputum. I have had these symptoms for a litle more than 2 months.Some other symptoms I have are mild sore throat, and a burning sensation on my left lung. i am a otherwise healthy 26 year old non smoking female. Should I just wait it out or should I go see a Doctor?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :  
do you have fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   do you have cough now also?
User :   yes, not as bad.
Doctor :  
so it is reducing in the intensity than from what it started
User :   yes, about 30% better from where it started. Started getting worse again this weekend
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
what medications have you taken till now?
User :   just mucinex
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   mucinex is a mucolytic and it may be the reason for the yellow color of the sputum
Doctor :  
you can try with advil cold for the next 3 days one in the morning and one in the afternoon and one in the night
Doctor :   tab advil cold
Doctor :  
if the symptoms do not regress or it worsens than you may have to see the doctor
User :   is it normal to have such a bad cough this long? I have a german shepard with bad shedding problem. Could this be the problem
Doctor :  
for a physical examination
Doctor :   the cough is because of the irritation of the air pipe and as you indicate bad shedding of the German shepard dog might be one of the reason

User :   i se
User :   i see
Doctor :   so stay away for few days from the dog till your symptom improve

Doctor :   are you there?

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