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Have you undergone any investigations so far?
Have you tried OTC Robitussin DM cough syrup so far?
Phlegm at back of throat?
History of smoking?
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I understand your concern.
Well as you describe,possibly it's bronchitis/pleurisy so you should see your doctor again and chest x-ray,a blood test might show an increase in eosinophil counts, Spirometry to evaluate the lung capacity should be done to rule out underlying possible cause.
In the meantime you should try some self care measures like
Menthol steam inhalation.
Drink warm liquids.
Also do betadine oral gargles.
You should take OTC Motrin and try Robitussin DM.
Also use a humidifier in your room.
You can elevate your head while sleeping.
If symptoms are very severe then visit Emergency room.
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I understand your concern.I would recommend to try such self care measures and a visit to ER should be considered as they can prescribe you antibiotics and broncho-dilator to relieve your symptoms promptly.
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Any sort of chest pain and cough more than 2 weeks shouldn't be ignored as it can result in chronic infection.
Proper treatment is required in your case promptly.
As you are unable to see your doctor in next few days then see a doctor at ER for a precautionary measures rather than consider a wait and watch approach.
Hope this helps.