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How can chronic cough and pneumonia be treated?

Yes I ve been treated with 2 different types of antibiotics for neumonia but I can t get rid of the cough, tried claritin for allergies and tessalon pearls but nothing is helping plus I feel like flems are stuck in my chest and I can t get rid of them what do I do?
Tue, 20 Feb 2018
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
dear user

about your complain of pneumonia with cough you should follow simple steps
you should see your doctor for clinical examination and discuss with him to do chest x ray and blood culture to confirm diagnosis
if diagnosis confirmed you should do antibiotic sensitivity test to detect most sensitive antibiotic with good result
pneumonia has resistance to antibiotic so tests should be performed
some times we choose to give pencillin plus aminoglycosides as gentamycin because it will give great results with pneumonia
drink alot of fluids will help and avoid severe effort and try to have cough sedatives to help and you can take tylenol if there is fever
you neednot to be worry and just follow that
hope that helps
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