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Do I have cystic fibrosis? (age 26)

For the last 2 months I've been having problems with thick sticky mucus and am wondering if it could be linked to cystic fibrosis.

I never had any serious problems when I was very young, although I was always quite underweight and had hard times gaining weight, and when I was around 15 had some problems with irritated bowels. I also have a dust allergy. I don't ever remember having any mucus problems when I was young but in the last 6 years I remember every time I catch a cold the mucus sticks around for a few weeks, sometimes months. I also was diagnosed with bronchitis and even one time with pneumonia, all in my 20s.

This time I though the mucus was coming from a problem I've been having with my ear, but my ear seems to be getting better and the mucus seems to be getting worse. It's been about 2 months now I've been coughing it up, especially in the mornings.

I know the people on here are most likely not doctors but I would very much like some opinions about this. Also if there are any medications I can get over the counter that could help me because its becoming quite a serious problem. I am considering to go get tested soon but right now it is not an option.

Thanks for any help, advice or opinions.
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replied January 20th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern.
No,you don't have cystic fibrosis if you have no prior history of persistent chest symptoms.
All of your symptoms correlate with recurrent allergic episodes with superimposed infections.
I would advise you to take expectorant like mucolytic sachet and mast cell stabilizer like montoleukast.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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