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Cough with green mucus and watery eyes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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been sick on and off for 4 months..on four different antibiotics from the doc...still have a bad cough bringing up green mucous...watery eyes...bad sinus congestion...have been prescribed amoxilcillin 800 ml and zythromax...neither worked..use the sinus rinse every day....have to take codeine syrup to sleep,,,
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Dr
User :   XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   let me read ur query
Doctor :   how long have u had the cough for now ?
Doctor :   Any fever, headache ?
User :   on and off since November....chest x ray clear....lungs clear per doctor
User :   no fever
User :   on and off head ache
User :   had a bad one today
User :   two tylenol took care of it
Doctor :   In that case , you have post infectious cough, due to post infection inflammation
User :   what do i do
Doctor :   you might benefit taking some advil 400 mg 2 times daily
User :   it is affecting my job....i am a 911 dispatcher
User :   I take 800 ml motrin 3 times a day for my tendonitis
Doctor :   cough suppresents like robitussin to go 2-4 times daily
Doctor :   motrin is fine too
Doctor :   In addtion claritin 5 mg per day and cough lozenges will help too
User :   I have robitussin DM....DOES nothing..onlt thing that works is codeine....puts me to sleep
User :   so I can only take it at night
Doctor :   In severe cases, steroid tablets (prednisone) will help to reduce the inflammation
Doctor :   and hence reduce the cough too
User :   my white count has been 0000 as well for 3 months and the doc says it is cuz I have had the sinus thing for so long
Doctor :   DO u have a deviated nasal septum or any other nasal issues ?
User :   no deviated septum
User :   just constant allergies
Doctor :   ok
User :   i take zyrtec
Doctor :   how often do u take the zyrtec ?
User :   right now I can only breathe thru the right nostril....
User :   once a day
Doctor :   So you have nasal congestion ?
User :   just blew my nose and notning came out...just made my ears pop
User :   bad nasa\l congestion
User :   but it wont come out modt of the time
User :   most
Doctor :   In that case, take some otrivine nasal drops
User :   is thst the brand name?
Doctor :   this will clear the nasal congestion ; in addition claritin will also help
Doctor :   yes it is the brand name
User :   is it precription?
User :   or over the counter
Doctor :   no its NOT prescription, its a OTC medication
User :   i will try...just cant catch my breath with this cough
Doctor :   so claritin, otrivine drops, motrin, TUSSIN DM, will be a good combination of medicines to help you out
User :   thanks
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with ?
User :   no thanks
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