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Finished amoxicilin course for chest infection, still dry cough, temperature, dizzy. What can I do ?

I had a chest infection diagnose on the 8th of Dec but had the symptoms for about a week already before I seen y GP. My GP gave me 500mg course of amoxicilling to be taken 3 times per day for 7 days. I have finished the course and now after a few days I feel awful again, symptoms include dry cough , sometimes with clear suptum, a tempreature and generally feely bad, Iust say I even feel dizzy when I stand After calling my GP this morning again they have just prescribed another antibiotic without an examination or diagnosis. What could thos be or what can I do?
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
You are suffering from acute viral upper respiratory tract infection.
These viral infection has span of 3-4 days and symptoms may persist during these days.
Antibiotics is given to treat/ prevent secondary bacterial infection but alone antibiotics are not sufficient for control of symptoms.

You should again consult with your treating doctor and should take cough suppressants, decongestants, steam inhalation.
You should also perform gargles with lukewarm water and a pinch of salts three times in day.
You should also avoid sour, curd, cold drinks and oily food.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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