This is Dr. David
I am sorry you have been coughing so much.
you could be coming down with a bronchitis
or seasonal allergies causing asthma or narrowing of the airways which can cause cough.
you should see your GP doctor or go to the urgent care center and get a chest xray and pulmonary function test to check for asthma
do you smoke?
smoking can cause cough as well.
I am Doctor Thomas, double board certified US doctor in internal medicine and integrative medicine. I am a clinician of over 20 years experience. I will start by asking you a question or by giving you an answer based on your information provided so far. I will be here to follow up with any further questions or concerns you might have.
Shortness of breath after 3 weeks of productive cough is pneumonia until proven otherwise and can be dangerous let go. Atypical pneumonia would not have a fever in some cases.
Go to the ER.
This is not from smoking.
Blood clot is possible.
Heart problems are possible.
Bronchitis is not the only possibility. Don't wait.
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As to your question about whooping cough...it is possible.
Not my first choice but could also become dangerous.
Even if this were asthma, which I doubt as an onset at age 69, the shortness of breath indicates immediate need for treatment in any case.
Go to A&E; have someone take you now.
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