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Cough, taken antibiotic, continued coughing, feeling tired, high heart rate

I started with cough 10 days ago. I did not experienced cold or flu . I could feel the coughing on my chest. I went to my regular Dr. and gave me an antiobiotic. I finished it last Monday and continue coughing, feeling tired, and with high heart rate off and on. Last Friday I had a chest ex- ray and came back OK. Dr. said not Neumonia. Now I continue sick and don t know what to do. Now just taking Musinex but feel tired, and coughing a lot. I am drinking Eucalyptus tee and went twice to the steeming room. Please let me know what else I should do to get rid of the cough and bad sympthoms. Thank you in advance. A. Nick.
Mon, 4 Nov 2013
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Hi,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic,
After going through your available details, your cough and illness is there for last 10 days.

If your x ray is normal and you have taken a course of antibiotic which was given empirically.

In your case it could be viral Pneumonia or Atypical Pneumonia along with post viral reaction which sometimes causes severe bronchospasm, it needs to be treated by anti inflammatory drugs like corticosteroids.

Other mucolytic and bronchodilators should be continued.
It should resolve in few days and if it persists. Then Lung function test and CT scan of chest may be of help.

Wish you good Health.
Take care.
Dr.Akhilesh Dubey M.D.

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