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Cough, fever, cold. Taken advil and amoxicillin. Recurrent episode. Need help

Hi, My cough starter with Fever , Severe cold and cough. I had taken Advil and my fever and cold got suppressed. But cough still there and I have taken amoxylin twice a day for 10days. During medication my cough got suppressed a little but not complete cured though. After completion my medication, cough started again. Please advise
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

thank for posting your query....

many a times, acute upper respiratory tract infections are viral in origin, which usually don't require any antibiotic treatment. as you have been already taken full course of amoxicillin , there is no further need to continue this medicine .

As your cough is still persisting, you can continue cough suppressant for few more days and simultaneously get an x ray chest done and physician opinion for chest examination findings if any.

If cough is associated with sputum formation, there are chances of lower respiratory involvement...

Hope you have satisfied with the answer. If you have any further queries do not hesitate to ask.

Wish you better health.
Answered: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. Hari Charan Perigela's  Response
The bacteria has not responded to Amoxycillin.
Please take Clarithromycin/Azithromycin tablet.Add cough syrup also in the night.
If it is not subsided after the above treatment for 1 week,it could be cough variant of asthma.Inhaler has to used .
Wish you good health and speedy recovery
Answered: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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