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Suggest treatment for cough, fever and excessive tiredness

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: I have had a cough now for about a week to ten days at sometimes it has a saltwater taste to it at other times small solid plyhm (sp) is coughed up, no fever but earlier in the week feeling very tired andjust over all like crud. Everything else is gone but the cough and the junk that comes with it.
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
persitent cough

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You are concerned about having a persistent cough after having an upper airway infection. The recent wave of viral infection causing a URI has been known to cause a lingering cough. This cough will eventually resolve but it will take at least another 1-2 weeks. To help reduce the cough I recommend to my patients to use robitussin DM or delsym cough suppressants.

If the cough becomes worse or if you develop shortness of breath I recommend that you be seen by a medical provider. If you develop any of these symptoms you may have contracting pneumonia.

In summary
1. viral upper respiratory infection with long persistent cough
2. cough suppressant robitussin DM or delsym

I hope I answered your question. Please contact me again if you have any additional questions or comments.
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Brief Answer: persitent cough Detailed Answer: Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns You are concerned about having a persistent cough after having an upper airway infection. The recent wave of viral infection causing a URI has been known to cause a lingering cough. This cough will eventually resolve but it will take at least another 1-2 weeks. To help reduce the cough I recommend to my patients to use robitussin DM or delsym cough suppressants. If the cough becomes worse or if you develop shortness of breath I recommend that you be seen by a medical provider. If you develop any of these symptoms you may have contracting pneumonia. In summary 1. viral upper respiratory infection with long persistent cough 2. cough suppressant robitussin DM or delsym I hope I answered your question. Please contact me again if you have any additional questions or comments.