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Suggest remedies for severe cough, sore ribs, low grade fever and fatigue

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Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016
Question: My wife has been coughing heavily for four days and particularly at night. Symptoms include sore ribs, slightly raised temperature - 98o, feeling fatigued. Any advice welcome. Thanks
Is there some dose ' going around'?

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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get done chest x ray to rule out lung infection.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
In my opinion, you should first get done chest x ray to rule out lung infection in her case.
At old age, lung infection is common. And her symptoms like excessive coughing, fever, fatigue, chest pain (pleuritic pain) etc are more suggestive of lung infection.
So first get done chest x ray.
She may need antibiotic and other supportive drugs.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your wife. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (43 minutes later)
Thanks a lot Dr Bhavsar. Can you indicate an OTC antibiotic which would suit or send a prescription electronically?
Thanks

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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Take broad spectrum antibiotic like levofloxacin or azithromycin.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern.
You should take broad spectrum antibiotic like levofloxacin or azithromycin once a day before breakfast for 5 days.
Ask her to drink plenty of fluids orally and keep herself hydrated.
Don't worry, she will be alright.
Hope I have solved your query.
If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wishing good health to your wife. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest remedies for severe cough, sore ribs, low grade fever and fatigue

Brief Answer: Get done chest x ray to rule out lung infection. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern. In my opinion, you should first get done chest x ray to rule out lung infection in her case. At old age, lung infection is common. And her symptoms like excessive coughing, fever, fatigue, chest pain (pleuritic pain) etc are more suggestive of lung infection. So first get done chest x ray. She may need antibiotic and other supportive drugs. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your wife. Thanks.