I thought I had cold but I have no runny

Patient : I thought I had cold but I have no runny nose, no sore throat, just a really bad cough. Over the weekend I had a fever followed with the chills and body aches. I saw a doctor yesterday and she said she did not know what was wrong with me. I am constantly coughing, every once in awhile I have green phglem come out, I have trouble breathing sometimes- when I breathe out it triggers something in my lungs and makes me cough outrageously. I can only take small tiny breaths.
Symptoms:  Coughing, shortage of breath
Doctor :   Hello. Welcome to Ask The Doctor. We are here to help you. Your history is suggestive of Bronchitis. That is the reas on you have persistent coughing without any running nose, sore throat. This Bronchitis can be allergic or even Infective. In case you have ongoing fever then you require antibiotics else you don't. In such scenario I would advice you to get a complete Hemogram and Chest X-Ray done. If there is no sign of infection or Pneumonia your doctor will examine your chest. If there are any wheezes you may require nebulization with Salbutamol. You also need to take an anti allergic like Levocetrizine and Montelukast. In case wheezes are not severe you would just require oral Bronchdilators like Deriphylline or Doxophylline along with anti allergic drugs as mentioned above. In severe cases we treat out patients with oral steroids like Prednisolone for a short course. With the treatment Bronchitis responds within 5-7 days of Treatment. Share my opinion with your doctor. If you have any further query, please ask me. Stay Healthy.

Related Q&A

Q: I am a 33 year old female. I have a history of coughing up blood. Tests, including bronchoscopy and CT scan are all...

Q: I have been coughing for a very long time now. its been a few years since i have this persistent coughing. it gets wo...

Q: For the last four months I have had a persistent dry, non-productive cough. Recently I discovered I am also getting a...

Q: Good morning . I have been recovering from a chesty cough and congestion. 3 days ago I got a strange on and off ache ...

Q: My mother has lung fibrosis, and has breathing issue at the moment, she tried wikoryl and her face turned blue and co...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon