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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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    Suggest remedy for recurring cough and low grade fever

Hi Dr. Rynne. Sure hope you can help. Felt blown off by my m.d. today. I have been having a reoccuring cough. it stems from me randomly inhaling my saliva instead of swallowing. It is happening more and more. Right now I have a cough, it feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest and a low grade fever. I slept half the day as well from being tired. I have also seen a difference in how I walk with my rt. ft. i have chest pains as well and had had really bad headaches lately. never had them much my whole life. would be so grateful for good advice.
Fri, 12 Jun 2015
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Hello
You didn't mention the duration of these symptoms?
The first possibility is of bronchoconstriction and this produces COUGH as well as post nasal discharge ( saliva as you mentioned in the query).
Heaviness in the chest is due to bronchoconstriction .
So in my opinion please consult a primary care physician and get his opinion .
2nd possibility of such symptoms may be due to some sort of infection ( which produces all these symptoms).
So get in an X ray chest and consult near by physician.
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