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I saw a doctor on Monday who diagnosed a viral cough. I have

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I saw a doctor on Monday who diagnosed a viral cough. I have no temperature but the cough is very troublesome and persistent. I have a 'rattle' in my upper right chest and am short of breath. I have taken lemon & honey and plenty of fluids but it is painful when I cough and it's leaving me exhausted. I am 72. Should I go back to the doctor or will this clear up eventually?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello Julie. Thanks for this question and I'm happy to helpI'm sorry about this problemI think with the shortness of breath, you need to go back. A residual cough is relatively normal but shortness of breath is notIt could be a developing pneumonia.
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