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dry cough, does not produce much sputum
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Anon_40555 posted:

I was taking chemotherapy ,but stopped a week ago, when I caught a cough, from a relative, after a week of bed rest, lots liquids etc, I'm going to stop taking the expectorant, as cough is dry and does not produce much sputum, will have wait another week to see if improves or just runs its course,any suggestions?
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Assuming "it" is a virus, it will run it's course, but you are a bit immunocompromised right now because of your recent chemotherapy so your virus can take longer to resolved.

We are all at the mercy of respiratory viruses, so the only things that can be done is to alleviate the annoying symptoms and allow time for your body to heal. Colds can set the stage for secondary bacterial infections, so if you are getting worse at any point, you will need to see your medical provider right away for a proper examination.
 
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
I have a new blog about colds.....

http://blogs.webmd.com/all-ears/