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Green snot,dry cough.Cure?

I had green snot, a dry cough , and absolutely no energy. It was painful to raise my arm above my head. Got a friend to call in a zpac but I m on day 5 and the only relief is that my energy has returned. Now what?
Asked On : Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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Thanks for your question.

If you smoke, you absolutely need a chest xray. After 5 days on the Zpack and pain like you are describing, you also need a chest xray as you may have pneumonia.

Also, since you did not mention your age, and medical history, I am assuming that there are no illnesses like Diabetes to complicate the picture.

So, in this situation, you really need to be seen and have vital signs, including a pulse oximeter done and a chest xray. Zithromax is a great drug for a normal healthy person with a dry cough and no fever. But when it does not go away and there is pain in the chest, you need further evaluation.

Hope this helps,

Carol Rogala D.O.
Answered: Thu, 22 Mar 2012
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