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Chesty cough

A chesty cough is one which expels mucus or phlegm from the chest

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  • Lindsey 's photo avatar
    Lindsey — 16.12.2017 23:49
    Hi I have been suffering with a chesty cough started from a cold when I cough it hurts and stuff comes up and feels like my chest is haevy and difficult to breath is this just an infection? Thanks


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      Dr Jen Tan — 20.12.2017 11:27
      Hello Lindsay, This symptom can be a common one after having the cold. However, it is best to let the doctor know if you have any chest or breathing problems, in case you need some sort of treatment.


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      Lindsey — 23.12.2017 23:24
      I have been and thay said it's a couple of chest infections at same tym but the cought don't seem to be going it seems to get worse on a night xx


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    Preeti — 09.11.2017 11:24
    My daughter 5month + and she has chesty cough last2. Month I consult with doctor bt medicine didn't work what will I do.


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      Jen Tan — 09.11.2017 13:05
      Hello Preeti. I am sorry to hear that your young child is unwell. You should go back to your doctor and let them know that your daughter is still unwell - it looks like she needs another type of medicine, but firstly they will need to work out why the cough is persisting.


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    Nina — 16.10.2017 11:00
    I have a chesty cough for three weeks and am 3 months pregnant . What should I take .


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      Jen Tan — 16.10.2017 12:23
      Hello Nina. We have to be a little bit more careful when recommending products during pregnancy. The best advice I can give you is to make an appointment with your GP - we first need to work out the precise nature of your cough and its cause. This will give us the best chance of prescribing the right treatment for you and one that is suitable to be taken during pregnancy.


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