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Cough with expectoration suggestive of infection in airways - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you
Doctor :  
Please proceed with your query
User :   i got a bad cough lasting over a week...
Doctor :   Ok

User :   and now i am really short of breath as well
User :   and cant eat anything
Doctor :  
Doctor :   I will help you in this
User :   lost about 6-7 lbs in one week
Doctor :   Can i ask few questions ?
User :   yeah
Doctor :  
Wats your age ?
User :   22
Doctor :   are you allergic to dust and pollens
User :   not that i know of
Doctor :  
do you have sputum at the time of cough
User :   whats a sputum
Doctor :  
User :   yes
Doctor :  
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wats the color of phlegm
User :   green
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do have any irritation in the throat
User :   not too bad
Doctor :  
do you have fever
Doctor :  
or chills or shivering
User :   no that went away within the week
Doctor :  
Did you take any medications for it ?
User :   yeah robitissun
User :   tylenol
User :   ibprofen
Doctor :   Ok
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did you do any blood investigations ?
User :   no dr at clinic didnt do much
Doctor :   as per your symptoms its suggests infection of upper airways
Doctor :  
so you need a course of antibiotics
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to clear the infection

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