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Persistent cough

Have been coughing for about three weeks now. Had low grade fever and body ache on and off the first week which went away with a round of paracetamol and antibiotics. The cough however still persists with phlegm. Tried benadryl with no effect. Been getting a rusty smell while coughing too, itchiness in chest as well.
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Dr. Anamay K. Bidwai Chennai | General Surgeon
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Dear Friend,
Any cough with fever for three weeks needs to be taken seriusly. Pleae get your gene xpert test done from a good lab and update me.
I wish you a speedy recovery.
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