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Fever, sore throat, plugged ear, coughing, ear pain, yellow sputum. Taken Z pac

Low grade fever 1st 2 days, soar throst x 10 days, plugged up ear, was coughing but now just at night, hoarse voice or someone what light voice, sometimes ears ache, new developed cold soars... Sputum early on was blood when fever then green and now yellow or clear but cold soars new after those 10 days soar throat... And cough up yellow sputum at night sometimes darker when coughed up... A nurse listened to my lungs said she thinks its upper not lower ... I have antibiotics ... No health insurance .. Z pack written from doc I know said could be viral... Other nurse use to be a doc on phillipens ... No actual tests
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

Thanks for writing to H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding sore throat, cough with expectoration, blocked both ears and sputum colour varies from yellow to brown and some times has blood.

Your history of illness reflects as you are suffering from respiratory tract infection with eustachian tube dysfunction. This eustachian tube obstruction give rise to feelin of blockade in both ears. your respiratory tract infection has involved your lungs as well. Therefore these investigations are necessary for you-

(a) X-Ray chest -P.A.view.

(b) Culture and sensivity of throat swab.

(c) X-Ray paranasal sinuses (occipitomental view).

(d) Sputum for Afb.

By a thorough examination and clinical co-relation of inferences of investigations one mayn reach to a diagnosis which may accordingly manage.

Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Imraan Hussain 's  Response
thanks for your quiry

these are signs and symptoms of lower respiratory tract infection,
you should continue with the medications prescribed
along with stem inhalation,
and avoid smoking and allergen
get your imaging studies of chest
and sputum culture and eiosinophils

hope you will soon be fine
take care
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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