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    shona haley — 05.03.2018 19:16
    I have been having a cough off and on since Sept'17 sometimes it has a wheeze. When ive been at my Gp she cant hear the wheeze but i definitely do have one. I had a bereavement and its knocked me for six. Is there a connection?

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      Jen Tan — 06.03.2018 09:32
      Hello Shona. I am sorry to hear that you have been troubled with a cough. If physical causes have been excluded, we would start to consider stress as a possible factor. Having a cough when one is 'nervous' is something we see and increased muscle tension in the neck and back of the throat could lead to the wheeze you describe. Perhaps you could ask your doctor to explore this possibility?

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    Annika — 25.12.2017 18:04
    I may have the flu as my throat started to be dry and tickle 4 days ago and also with other symptoms like fever, hot and cold, body aches, no appetite, fatigue, no energy, headache, headache from coughing and horrible sore/dry mucus throat. It's now day 5 or 6 and it's gotten worse tbh but sore throat is little bit better just cough is very Cathy especially when I talk and breathe in, it's also kind of mucus cough sometimes. Also tummy ache from coughing too much? Is this a sign of getting better? It's Christmas so can't get a doctors appointment anyways.

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      Jen Tan — 27.12.2017 09:40
      Hello Annika. I am sorry to hear that you have been unwell. There is a viral infection going round causing plenty of mucus and leading to cough as the predominant symptom. If the mucus produced is clear, it is unlikely that you will have developed a bacterial infection and doctors will be reluctant to prescribe antibiotics. Symptoms should resolve within 10 days, but if they persist, get an appointment with your doctor.

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    Kayla Owens — 28.11.2017 00:55
    Yea I'm having bad cough problems

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      Dr Jen Tan — 28.11.2017 14:24
      Hello Kayla, Sorry to hear that you have been unwell. I hope the information on the page is helpful. Most coughs, particularly those associated with colds and flu, disappear quickly. However, coughs can also be caused by other conditions, such as allergies or acid reflux. You should seek advice from the doctor to help establish what is causing your cough, first of all. Best wishes

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Extract of fresh spruce (pine) shoots and honey. For dry, tickly and irritating coughs.
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