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Never ending cough

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 2, 2007
  • 03:32 PM

I am a 24 y/o 140lbs person that enjoyed, up to a year ago, excellent health. I eat well and exercise regularly, with no problems up until then. On the contrary - I was also almost never ill and only had a cold once a year, on average.

Then, a year ago, I started noticing two small changes:
Regular wounds like cut and scrapes started taking longer to heal.
I started suffering from fungal infections like "verruca plana" in the face and Athlete's foot fungus in the feet.
Then last month I caught a cold, nothing special. The big difference is that I am coughing for a month now (!), although my lungs are clear, I have no fever or other symptoms - just the cough (which alternated between "dry" and "wet" on a weekly basis) . According to the doc it is a regular throat infection. How come my body simply cannot defeat it?.

I have never had unprotected intercourse or blood transfusion in my life so that rules out That Illness...

My blood tests (including liver functions and other assorted counts) are all fine. My Doctors keep telling me I have nothing systematically wrong, but I wonder if my once excellent Immune system has gone wrong?

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