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Cough, green mucas, and body aches - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   i have a nasty cold, consisting of a strong cough, green mucas, and body aches
Doctor :  
User :   normally i would contact my doctor for a zithromycin prescription
Doctor :  
Since how long are you having this problem?
User :   however it is a jewish holiday and he is not in. I have a left over stash of Cipro antibiotics from a previous illness. Is that a safe option rather than waiting to see my doctor which could take days
User :   it began on friday
Doctor :  
But antibiotics need to be taken on prescription only
User :   the cipro was prescribed to me previously about 2 months ago
Doctor :  
User :   can i take the cipro in place of the zithromycin?
Doctor :  
You will need to get Physically examined first
Doctor :  
to decide which antibiotic is better?
User :   i know what i will be prescribed. I am a school teacher and this kind of sickness happens often
User :   i am trying to avoid a trip to the doctor and use what i already have at home
User :   thank you
Doctor :  
But that is not a safe option
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