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Persistent cough

I've had persistent cough for 15 days and it's getting worse. I am coughing  up thick green/yellow phlegm. I get frequent coughing fits. Sometimes the coughing is so bad that it causes pain in the ribs.
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Hello. At what time of day you experience more cough fits? Is there anything thing or any condition which increases it or relives it? How is your thirst and appetite??
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Venkat Raghav Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello, Cough from 15 days with yellowish sputum suggestive of lower respiratory tract infection . Do you have other associated symptoms like fever , chest pain , body weakness etc..? It could be tuberculosis or pneumonia. Quit smoking if you have that habbit. Get blood and sputum examination done . you may need antibiotics . Chest x Ray is also required sometimes . Consult general physician .
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