irratating cough for five weeks

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hi I am writing on the off chance some one may be able to relate to my symptoms I have had  bronchitis for many years on and off and every year i also end up with a barking cough, this time it has lasted five weeks and i cant shift it I have been in hospital had steroids and anti biotics but for the last two weeks i am constantly bringing up phlegm/mucus and I think this is what is keeping the cough going the cold weather does affect me but this stuff i am constantly bringing up i feel is irritating the cough and making it worse has any one else gone through this please 

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    Do you, or have you ever smoked?

    I smoked for 5 years in my 30s and got repeated bronchitis which evenaturally wouldn't clear with antibiotics.

    As the weather gets colder, even now in my 60s I have to watch out because if I get a cold it turns into bronchitis within a week.

    Also you may have cold air asthma. Have a check up with your practice nurse, who can do a breath flow test.


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      I have never smoked mike but I have had bronchitis for half of my life which has weakened my bronchial tubes over the years.I havent heard of cold air asthma I shall mention this and once the coughing stops i can have a spyromety test, do you continually bring up mucus/phlegm 
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    my grammy....have you anyone who can do the percussion on your back? It breaks up the phlegm and knocks it loose. This combined with the nebulizer would help her tremendously.


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