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Old 11-30-2010, 12:09 AM   #1
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Potential chest infection?

I had what I thought was just an ordinary cold but I have been researching online and discovered it may not be so.

I have what one would describe as a chesty cough, it starts off very dry, but with each cough it becomes more productive, bringing up a rather foul coloured mucus. On top of this, whenever I cough, be it a dry cough, or a productive cough, there is a metallic taste present.

The cough itself happens whenever I laugh, exert myself even slightly, and occasionally, just out of the blue with no reason. It is very wheezy and, despite my best efforts, once I start coughing, I cannot stop until my body decides to.

Is this just a normal cough, or a potential chest infection?

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