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Diagnosed respiratory infection, on Z pack. Still congested, cough with green phlegm, inflamed lymphnodes, red patch of itchy dots on roof of mouth. Reasons ?

One week ago I was diagnosed with a repiratory infection and prescribed a z pack. I am still congested, have.a cough that produces greenish mucus , and inflamed lymphnodes . I currently have a red patch of itchy dots on the roof of my mouth, along with red itchy areas on my face, arm , back, and legs. What could be causing this?
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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Hi there,

The possibilities I can think of in your case are Infectious mononucleosis or an allergic reaction.

If it is due to infectious mononucleosis, caused by Epstein Barr Virus, the infection is self limiting and there is no need to worry. It should resolve on its own in another week or so. Meanwhile keep yourself well rehydrated with plenty of warm fluids to drink. Do steam inhalation 3 times a day. Warm saline gargles 3 times a day. Have healthy and nutritious food.

You could try applying calamine lotion twice a day on the face, arm, back and legs. You could also take an antihistamine like cetirizine to bring down the rash and itching. Avoid warm /hot baths which will worsen the itch.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan

Answered: Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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