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Do fever and persistent cough with white mucus require medical attention?

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Posted on Fri, 27 Nov 2020
Question: I have a bad cough with a fever around 100-101. I'm coughing up thick white mucus. This started 4 days ago. Should I go see a Dr.?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Yes, you should definitely consult doctor.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Yes, you should definitely consult a doctor and get done a clinical examination of the respiratory system and chest X-ray to rule out lung infection.

In old age, pneumonia is very common and can cause fever, cough with expectoration.

You will need an antibiotic. And for this, you will need a doctor's prescription.

So better to consult a doctor.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Kaushal Bhavsar, Pulmonologist
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Do fever and persistent cough with white mucus require medical attention?

Brief Answer: Yes, you should definitely consult doctor. Detailed Answer: Hello, Yes, you should definitely consult a doctor and get done a clinical examination of the respiratory system and chest X-ray to rule out lung infection. In old age, pneumonia is very common and can cause fever, cough with expectoration. You will need an antibiotic. And for this, you will need a doctor's prescription. So better to consult a doctor. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Kaushal Bhavsar, Pulmonologist