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Chesty cough

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

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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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    julie — 30.07.2017 10:52
    Woud a cheasty cough. Make you. Feel. Unwell. And have no. Energy.

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      Jen Tan — 31.07.2017 10:20
      Yes, this is possible. A chesty cough is usually caused by either viral or bacterial infection and the latter, in particular, can make you feel generally unwell with the symptoms you have described. The best advice I can give you at this point is to see your doctor as antibiotics may be necessary. As much as we would like to avoid the over-use of this class of medicines, they are sometimes both useful and necessary.

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    Abbie — 06.06.2017 20:00
    I have a really bad cough and it's got to the point where it's hurting to breath and every time I cough it hurts and medicine don't seem to help and had it for weeks now

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      Jen Tan — 06.06.2017 21:25
      Hello Abbie. I am sorry to hear that you have been unwell. Pain on breathing suggests either inflammation in the muscles of your rib cage because of your bad cough or what we call pleuritic pain which might suggest a lung infection. As you have had the problem 'for weeks', the best advice I can give you is to see your doctor. If you have already done is, perhaps you could make another appointment as they will want to know that you are still feeling unwell.

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