Is excessive coughing a sign of viral lung infections?

If you have a viral lung infection, odds are you will be coughing quite a bit. Excessive coughing is one of the most frequent symptoms of a variety of viral lung infections. In addition, people with a viral lung infection may cough for two weeks with the disease. Some children with bronchiolitis may cough for up to 4 weeks. It is also not uncommon for people with viral lung infections to cough up mucus and wheeze.

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