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Relief from sore throat, coughing green phlegm, exhaustion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello,I have been sick for 2 weeks. It began with a sore throat, coughing, and exhaustion. I was coughing up green phlegm. By day 4 of feeling like this I took a z-pak (my mom had an extra prescription that she let me use). I felt improved after the antibiotic (sore throat disappeared, was only coughing up yellow phlegm for a few days). Unfortunately, the sore throat and exhaustion are back. Should I be concerned? I am avoiding going to the doctor because I am broke and have no health insurance. Thank you.
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed
User :   thank you
Doctor :   what is the color of phlegm at present?
User :   there is no phlegm right now
Doctor :   is it dry cough?
User :   yes
Doctor :   do warm salt water gargles 2-3 times a day
Doctor :   take Benadryl syrup 10-15 ml 2-3 times a day as needed
Doctor :   if still not better in 2 days time
Doctor :   visit your physician for a thorough throat examination.
User :   ok, I am wondering if this could just be severe allergies
Doctor :   and repeat antibiotics to control ongoing infection and symptoms along with cough supressing agents
User :   I will try your recommendations. Thanks for your help
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