You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:
When did your symptoms start?
Is your respiratory problem localized, such as involving only one ear, one side of your sinuses, or the lungs?
Did symptoms start as a cold but now appear to be worse than you would expect from a cold?
Have you had similar symptoms before? How were they treated?
Do you have a productive cough? Are you coughing up clear, white, green, yellow, or blood-tinged mucus? How much mucus are you bringing up? Are you coughing up mucus all day long or mostly at nighttime?
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 04, 2014
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