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Suggest treatment for severe cough and sore throat

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Posted on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Extreme cough and flum sore throat lasting 4days
Taking nasal spray and Nyquil and claritin
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possibility of bronchitis is more.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
By your history and description, possibility of bronchitis is more.
So better to consult pulmonologist and get done clinical examination of respiratory system and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
PFT will not only diagnose bronchitis but it will also tell you about severity of the disease and treatment is based on severity only.
You may need inhaled bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS).
Short course of antibiotic is also helpful.
Please let me know if you are active or past smoker.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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