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Tips, Information,
and Insights on
Cough Relief and Causes,
from the WebMD Ear,
Nose & Throat Community

One WebMD Community member has a question about a cough that just won't stop.

The member had a nasty case of the flu. While she's finally feeling better, her cough isn't improving. She feels pressure in her chest. The cough sounds strange and high-pitched. Could an infection be the cause?

Yes, says WebMD guest expert Rod Moser, PA, PhD. Bacterial infections are common after people get the flu. They often cause a cough. People with infections usually need antibiotics. Moser suggests that the member see a healthcare provider for an exam.

What's the longest you’ve had a cough? What treatments helped clear it up?

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