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I had pneumonia 8 years ago and I have been left with a cough

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I had pneumonia 8 years ago and I have been left with a cough at night I can't cough up the mucas I take carboistein but does not seem to work very well I would like to know if I can treat it any other way my doctor said it is caused by scarring
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
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did you have a chest xray after the pneumonia

Customer:

yes

Dr. Natasha :

and it did not show any masses or anything suspicious, right

Customer:

No

Dr. Natasha :

good

Dr. Natasha :

well, you can have some residual scarring

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or you may have mild COPD

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you may do better with an inhaler- like albuterol and qvar instead of the mucolytic you are on

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that is how we do it in the USA

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Yes

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was that helpful?

Customer:

That's the best answer in 8 years thank you very much I.forgot mention. I had a heart attack 8years before my pneumonia

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you are welcome

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Your heart attack will not be affected by these medications

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Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
Hey John
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