Are antibiotics and vitamin C the right treatment for cough?

Posted on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hello dr.
I've been to the doctor today ,,
He gave me four drugs ,,
Antibiotic and courier field, vitamin C , solvent and dilute phlegm to cough
he's tell me if drugs is not help ful after 6 days
I must work the chest X-ray
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is a good treatment plan.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I have reviewed your past and present information and understand you are being treated for a chest infection. This plan is good as infections are initially treated from clinical exams is the doctor thinks he gathered enough information to do so. However, if the treatment fails to offer marked improvement, then further testing is needed by the end of it to see if there is any other disease condition that is being missed. I will advise you to take your medications as prescribed and further action (possibly and X-ray) would be taken depending on your response to this ongoing treatment.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Keep me updated with your progress. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 31 minutes later
Thank you dr..
I will take the drugs as doctor tell me ..
Thank you for your replay.
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I wish you a speedy recovery!

Detailed Answer:

I wish you a speedy recovery as you take the medications. Let me know how you are doing on treatment.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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