Quote from Blackcat99
I've had a dry unproductive "smoker's cough" for 3 weeks. I don't smoke.
I feel tired and I have chest discomfort. What do you think I have? Thanks for your opinions.
You should have seen your DR. after week one.But my opinion as an R.T is
that your trachea has been irritated,could be viral or bacterial,only a throat
swab will tell you for sure.In the mean time look or have somebody look inside your mouth for any sighn of pus in posterior oral pharynx,maybe on tonsils.
If BLACK CAT means that you own one, It can exacerbate your already
coughing problem and perpetuate it if you have a cat dander allergy,Have you
had an allergy skin test? If not,ask DR. if it would be appropriate for you.
you may have allergies to something else in your house.--N*B* you can
develop an allergy to anything anytime in your entire life.Lastly the pain in your thorax is probably caused by the demand that you are putting on your
intercostal muscles and diaphram. Hope this helped. NRSDUG/RT