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Got chest infection. Bad cough with phelgm. Voice changed. How can it be cured?

HI two weeks ago i caught a chest infection off the wife !! Had a bad cough really quite forceful felt as if i had mucus in my chest and throat but was producing only small amounts of phlegm and feeling wiped out,also when i speak my voice sounds like a gurgly barry white i do smoke but very little and have been on anti biotics ...can you help
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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HI brix51.

THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION.

I THINK YOU HAVE LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION.

I NEED TO KNOW DID YOU CONSULT ANY PHYSICIAN?DID ROUTINE BLOOD TEST AND CHEST XRAY TO REACH THE CORRECT DIAGNOSIS?IF NOT THEN PLEASE DO THIS AND AS 2 WEEKS ANTIBIOTICS THERAPY IS SUFFICIENT FOR CHEST INFECTION BUT YOU STILL HAVE SYMPTOMS SO CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR FOR CHANGING OR INCREASING DOSES OF ANTIBIOTICS.
FOR COUGH YOU NEED A ANTITUSSIVE OR COUGH SYRUP WITH MUCOLYTICS THAT WILL CLEAR YOUR STORED SECRETION.

AND PLEASE FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS STOP SMOKING COMPLETELY AS IN MAY AGGRAVATE YOUR CONDITION OR INCREASES COUGH.

THANK YOU

DR SOURAV GANGULY
Answered: Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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