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persistent cough for the last six weeks trying to hackup flem but it make you feel sick

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persistent cough for the last six weeks trying to hackup flem but it make you feel sick
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. So no phlegm whatsoever? Any stuffy sinuses or fever?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes there some green in colour with red

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
And any nasal discharge that looks the same?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK Leslie. It sounds like you have a chronic sinus infection with post nasal drip and if it's gone on this long, the Vicks and the steaming aren't going to help anymore and you need antibiotics. That said, any cough that persists this long necessitates a chest x-ray to look for lung cancer--which I don't think you have, but it's just something that if I were your doctor, I'd order. You need to see a doctor about this as soon as you can
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