I didn't mean to imply that you don't need a pulmonologist, you definitely do. Your doctor at the student health center might be able to get you started on a preventative or at least get you a breathing treatment so that you feel better but that's all. You definitely need a pulmonologist.
Missy - please don't wait any longer to go back to the health center. If nothing else, they can give you something to control the cough a lot better than an over-the-counter med. The more you cough, the more irritated your lungs will get, and the worse your problems will be. Also, use your ventolin - it's there for a reason.
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