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When I exhale deeply or laugh I cough.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 3, 2010
  • 08:00 AM

Whenever I exhale deeply, I cough for a second or two (same thing happens if I laugh). I have had a consistently runny nose for over a month and I have never had this happen before. I went to a clinic and they put me on anti-biotics and that helped the cough significantly, but once the anti-biodics ran out, my cough came back as strong as ever. I was put on a second dose, and the same thing happened, cough got better but once I ran out of the pills it came back.

At first the cough was a dry cough for the first month, but over the past few days it has started to cough up some junk. If I exhale real deeply, I can hear like a congested sound in my chest and it makes me cough hard for a few seconds. I cannot go back to the Dr. for help as I have no insurance (can't afford it) and the clinic visits are too expensive for me to go back every couple of weeks. I have no idea what is wrong, but this is preventing me from doing just about anything as I am constantly fatigued due to all the coughing.

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  • Whenever I exhale deeply, I cough for a second or two (same thing happens if I laugh). I have had a consistently runny nose for over a month and I have never had this happen before. I went to a clinic and they put me on anti-biotics and that helped the cough significantly, but once the anti-biodics ran out, my cough came back as strong as ever. I was put on a second dose, and the same thing happened, cough got better but once I ran out of the pills it came back. At first the cough was a dry cough for the first month, but over the past few days it has started to cough up some junk. If I exhale real deeply, I can hear like a congested sound in my chest and it makes me cough hard for a few seconds. I cannot go back to the Dr. for help as I have no insurance (can't afford it) and the clinic visits are too expensive for me to go back every couple of weeks. I have no idea what is wrong, but this is preventing me from doing just about anything as I am constantly fatigued due to all the coughing.Sounds like you have asthma, maybe allergies as well since you mentioned a runny nose.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 26, 2010
    • 02:14 AM
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  • I have some of the same symptoms as you. I have noticed recently that when I laugh I get really phlegmy and cough for about 20 minutes. I have developed allergies over the past few years and was wondering if it is possible to develop asthma. I also noticed that sometimes I wheeze and can hear a whistling sound in my throat. Does this sound like asthma? Thanks!Lyndsay, Health Insurance Advisor
    Lyndsay 10 Replies
    • December 15, 2010
    • 11:35 PM
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