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Suggest treatment for cough and fever

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Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Question: 74 yr old man wet cough and fever for 4 days
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (27 minutes later)
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Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description it appears to be a lower respiratory tract infection. Bacterial etiology if suspected should be ruled out based on history and physical examination findings primarily via auscultation of the chest.

X ray chest, complete blood count, ESR, CRP should be advised to reach a conclusion. Blood cultures should also be sent. Decision on antibiotics choice , bronchodilators and steroids can be taken after the investigations are available.

wishing you best of health

Thanks

please consult your doctor before taking any further course of action

Dr M.S Khalil
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Brief Answer: Explained Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome I appreciate your concern Based on your description it appears to be a lower respiratory tract infection. Bacterial etiology if suspected should be ruled out based on history and physical examination findings primarily via auscultation of the chest. X ray chest, complete blood count, ESR, CRP should be advised to reach a conclusion. Blood cultures should also be sent. Decision on antibiotics choice , bronchodilators and steroids can be taken after the investigations are available. wishing you best of health Thanks please consult your doctor before taking any further course of action Dr M.S Khalil