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Coughing and green sputum - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   I have incessant coughing
User :   since the last 2-3 days
User :   and a little temperature at night
Doctor :   ok.
User :   my coughing also leads to phlegm
User :   dont know if i have spelt it correctly
Doctor :   have you measured the temperature? if yes, how much is it?
Doctor :   what is the color of sputum produced?
User :   its usually white but sometimes its a little green also
User :   i am taking this cough syrup called zedex
User :   and i am gargling also
Doctor :   ok. the green color indicates infection, you will need to be put on antibiotics after sputum test
Doctor :   continue taking the syrup, and doing gargling
User :   ok...
Doctor :   take Tab Dolo cold 1 tablet 2 times a day for fever
User :   i was just too scared hoping i do not have symptoms of swine flu
Doctor :   and consult ENT specialist for sputum test and examination
Doctor :   based on that appropriate antibiotics will be prescribed to you
User :   what is Dolo cold- a paracetamol ??
Doctor :   no it is a combination medication with paracetamol and medication to combat flu like symptoms
User :   oh ok...
User :   thank you so much
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no...that should be all
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me, bye for now.
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