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Nasal congestion, cough, breathing issues. No help from antibiotics. Reason?

Nasal congestion on one side starts from evening ,cough and breathing problem for last 10days, doc prescribed antibiotics , cough syrup and crocin (for fever at initial stage) Doc says allergy but despite medication it is not going ? I would like to know despite medication & care why cough and congestion persists? My e-mail address :- YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Hello Ram Chattopadhyay,
For how many days have you take antibiotics by now , which antibiotic was you prescribed ? Upper respiratory tract infections are due to viral infection several times and antibiotics work when there is simultaneous/superimposed bacterial infection also. Please do not stop antibiotics in-between on your own, please take full course. Discuss with your doctor if antibiotic needs to be changed in-between to a stronger one. You can do hot water gargles & take menthol steam inhalation 2-3 times/day. Viral infections take 7-10 days to recover completely.
Wish you a speedy recovery!
Answered: Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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