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Phlegm with cough. Had headaches. Took ibuprofen. Next?

About a month and a half ago, I came down with a dry cough for a couple days which turned into a productive cough. The phlegm produced was light yellow to light green at times, and often worse in the morning and early evening. I began taking Mucinex and ibuprofen to help with sleeping and congestion. The Mucinex made the cough more productive and I was able to expel some of the congestion;however, I often felt a tightness in my throat and upper chest after coughing fits. I have no history of asthma or other lung conditions. I have never had bronchitis . The main thing concerning me is the while the productive aspect of the cough has discontinued, I still have this nagging dry cough at night that keeps me from getting to sleep and staying asleep. I have no nasal congestion or sore throat , but do occasionally have headaches during the day above both eyes that come and go when heading outside. I occasionally hear a bubbling or gurggle in the back of my throat on expiration. I have not seen a doctor because a summer cold has been circulating, and I really don t feel bad otherwise. Any thoughts...?
Asked On : Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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You had an attack of respiratory tract infection which may even have gone down to your lungs. Though the infection is cured, you have developed `Hyper Reactive Airway Disease` which is a known occurence. You should take frequent nebulization with salsol and budecort and take aerocort inhalers 2 puffs 2 to 3 times a day. You may also take a tablet of doxyphyllin400 twice a day for some time. The symptoms should disappear in due course of time. If symptoms persist despite these measures, you may have to undergo some tests for which you should consult a pulmonologist.
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