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Persistant Coughing

Postby EmmVeePee » Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:11 am

I don't post on any medical boards, so I'm hoping to find someone here that can help, sorry!

For the past 4-5 days I've have a dry, nonproductive cough (not coughing up waste). I don't have a fever and I don't feel sick at all, not tired or fatigued anymore than usual. Anyway, it's getting more persistant and violent by the day.

Two questions:

Should I do anything about this? See a doctor or let it run it's route?

What might it be? I'm 18 years old, and I live in NE Philadelphia.

I wasn't sure whether to post this here or in microbiology, so please move it if it's in the wrong forum (sorry!)
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Postby biostudent84 » Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:29 am

MPV:

I ran a quick search on a medical website I frequent. All it said was that it is possible you are suffering from Asbestos poisoning. But since you are 18, I doubt you would have been working in an enviornment where you would be exposed to it enough to develop problems.

It is spring time. Maybe you simply have allergies?

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Postby EmmVeePee » Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:39 am

Thanks for the help!

I've never had any allergies before in my life. Tree pollen is really high around here, but it's never affected me before in my life.

I go to public high school, but I think their asbestos levels are relatively low ;) My dad owns several shopping centers, he just purchased a new one last year. We had to paint the back of it with Dryvec or something... a thick paint with concrete used to stop water from soaking into the cinder block. The reason why I mention this is because I get sunburn easily (too much time spent on howstuffworks.com and http://www.pbnation.com ). I put sunblock on, but that didn't last long at all (SPF 65!), so I had to sit in one of the empty buildings for about an hour until I cooled off, and even then I sat in the shade outside. I may have to ask my dad about it.

I think I'll let it go for 2 more days, if it gets worse, I'll go to the Doc on Monday.

Thanks again
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