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Cold like symptoms last over a month
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An_249116 posted:
I have had what I think is a cold for going on about six weeks now. I have seen the Dr. twice and have been put on three differnt antibiotics,and for the last week I have been using a nebuliser for breathing treatments for the about a week now. I was told at the last Dr. visit that I had acute sinucitus and acute broncitus sorry for the spelling. I still cough up green mucus just not as much. It seems to be mostly in my chest. I have coughing fits and difficulty breathing at times. I have tried taking over the counter meds like Nyquil , and Alkaselser Plus. I have two treinds that I bowl with that have had colds or what ever it is for over a month also? I do have Asthma buy haven't had any problems since i was a kid. Help!!
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
You need a few diagnostic tests: a chest x-ray to see if you have pneumonia, and a pulmonary function test. If you do have asthma, you are more prone to getting pneumonia, and of course, having your asthma out of control.

Since I do not know your medical history or the type of medications you are taking for your asthma, I do not know if you are on the proper regime. You need to see your doctor again, or a pulmonologist (lung specialist) so that you can take your evaluation and treatment to a higher level.

Colds do not last six weeks. Three colds can last six weeks, but I suspect you may have a reactive airway problem from your asthma, made worse by a possible secondary infection. This is just a guess, however, since I have no way of examining you.


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