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Productive cough with discomfort in the chest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i still have a severly productive cough, but i had a chest xray with in the last week that came back clear. should i get my cough gheck by a doc or is it a waste of my time?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read it
User :   hi
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I shall need some more info
Doctor :   about the problem
Doctor :   When did it first start?
User :   i have had a cough for two and a half weeks now and six days ago it became a productive cough.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Any fever till date?
Doctor :   meaning in the past 2-3 weeks
User :   sweats and chills mostly
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How has it improved over time?
User :   it has not, i went from having just clear mucus comming out to clear with blood, then yellow with some blood to now just green and chunky
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you taken any medications?
User :   i was given t3 before the mucus started just for the cough. now i take mucinx not much is working
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   t3 in the sense?
User :   it feels as though when i cough it comes from my lungs not my throat any more
Doctor :   Ok
User :   tylonol with codine
Doctor :   I was about ask that
Doctor :   if you have any throat pain?
User :   no throat pain only chest discomfort
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is t3 an antibiotic?
User :   it is a burnig sensation
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   tylonol w/ codine
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You shall need to go for antibiotics
Doctor :   as it has been a long time now
Doctor :   just symptomatic treatment
Doctor :   does not work
User :   ok
Doctor :   I suggest you to consult your doctor for the same
User :   ok
User :   i will set something up thank u
Doctor :   Fine
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no that's all i needed thank u
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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