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Light smoker, wanting to cough, taken antibiotics, pain in lungs

I am a light smoker and for a year or so now I have been wanting to cough but gag and gip everyday, usually in the morning but sometimes at other times throughout the day. it s like it starts as a cough but ends as a gag. I have also had antibiotics as my left lung was painful a month ago but they didn t work and I still get the pain. Jst wondered what this is? Thanks
Asked On : Sat, 12 May 2012
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Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response

You have not mentioned how long have you been smoking. If you have been smoking for long, it is possible that you have developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which is causing your symptoms. If you were diagnosed with a lung infection and prescribed antibiotics, and you are still not well, then please see your doctor again as soon as possible and discuss this. You may need further tests or a change of antibiotic. Last but not the least, consider quitting smoking, if you wish to lead a healthy life.

Best wishes.
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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