Suggest treatment for high fever and chest congestion

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Posted on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 in General Health
Question: I have a 103 degree temperature and a lot of chest congestion
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
LRTI, Chest x ray , antibiotics based on clinical assessment

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

High fever with chest congestion that is also associated with a cough and excess sputum production indicates an LRTI ( lower respiratory tract infection ). A chest x ray would be required to rule out a serious cause such as pneumonia. Based upon the clinical findings , antibiotics like clarithromycin or levofloxacin can be prescribed. You may continue the Mucinex D or another expectorant along with the antibiotics.

Let me know if you have any query

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

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