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Prescribed Zpac for acute bronchitis and sinusitis. Now have metal taste in mouth. What could it be?

yes I ve had a cough for about 3 weeks now... I went to urgent care about 2 weeks ago they said I have acute bronchitis and sinusitis . they prescribed me zpac. sinuses are clear now but when I m coughing its green. I m concerned because now I have a metal taste in my mouth every time I cough. you have any idea what it could be ?
Asked On : Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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since you are having acute bronchitis and sinusitis since 3 weeks you have to get the preliminary investigations done to rule out any ongoing infection . Definitive diagnosis can be made only after that.

Investigations suggested:
1. Complete blood count ( in which raised total leucocyte count and raised ESR would point towards an infective focus).
2. Chest X-ray (PA view)
3. Sputum for culture and sensitivity

Treatment would be guided by the investigations:
Ideally you need :
1. Cough expectorant having mucolytic with a bronchodilator action.
2. A course of antibiotic therapy.
3, Antipyretics such as paracetamol ( in case you are having fever and headache).

For symptomatic relief : saline gargle thrice daily ( for cough and throat irritation)
steam inhalation thrice daily (for headache and sinusitis)

Another point which need to be mentioned here is to avoid any triggering agent such as dust, pollution, pollens of flowers.

Answered: Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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