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Hi, I'm a 20 y/o female and developed a chronic cough a year ago which started out dry. It then, in november became very mucusy (all sorts of colours including a little bit of blood) and I was given antibiotics. Blood test later showed no bacterial infection since or before cough began and chest xray was normal but after antibiotics the mucus cleared up a bit but the cough remained. It feels like the left lung is tight and the right usually feels fine. Some days I don't cough much but others I cough alot and it has a hacking noise. I bring up some clear coloured sticky mucus sometimes but there isnt a lot of it. Was given mire antibiotics at christmas (doxycycline) in case it was atypical pneumonia. These didnt make any difference.
Given preventer inhaler for a month in mid may even though last year a peak flow test was normal, no improvement except developing some red patches in mouth (doctor has given me thrush gel to help clear it up but its not sore.) I'm due to go back for follow up appointment but I'm just starting to worry as more harmless causes are slowly being ruled out that I could have COPD or something else. I'm not a smoker but in my whole life I've smoked a total of maybe 10 cigarrettes on random occassions but certainly not in the last year. Does anyone have any suggestions, I'm starting to get frustrated that I can't find the cause of this.
Does anyone have any suggestions that could help? I also sneeze about 4-5 times a day
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