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Cough with green mucus and throat pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi XXXXX
User :   hi.
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   sir. i am having fever for last 3 days.the mucus kind of thing comes out when i cough. it is green in color.
User :   and my throat pains when i cough or drink water
Doctor :   how old are you?
User :   27 yrs
Doctor :   have you taken any medicines so far?
User :   yes.i took krocin for fever
User :   it was down for 2 days. again it has come up
Doctor :   XXXXX , the green color mucus coming out indicates an infection- you most probably will need a course of antibiotics
User :   ok.
Doctor :   For that you will need to go and see a physician/GP for a physical examination
User :   which antibiotic can i take for few days before going to a GP as this one seems to be a seasonal problem
Doctor :   Those medicines cannot be prescribed without seeing you- A physical examination will decide which antibiotic has to be given
User :   ok. thanks. i thought these medicines for fever cough are easily available in any shop
Doctor :   only the ones that provide symptomatic relief are
User :   i understand that these shop keepers are not particular
Doctor :   not for specific treatment
User :   about the legal procedures. thanks a lot doctor. it is a very good service .
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