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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes cough and bad taste in the mouth?

I am a 36 year old female, I ve had a productive cough that leaves a very bad taste in my mouth every time I cough. Along with the cough I ve had headache, body aches and a low grade fever on and off. My kids had influenza b right before I got sick so I know its probably what I have, but the cough has been hanging on for nearly 3 weeks now (with the bad taste) and I m wondering if I should see a doctor?
Thu, 20 Apr 2017
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Hi there. Normally a common flu only lasts at most around 2 weeks ehen after that things should improve. Since the coughing continues and you have fever it is not a bad idea to visit your doctor for anexamination and then getting antibiotics if indicated
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