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How to treat the cough with fluids and cough mess?

I saw a doctor a week ago who said I just had a cold and to treat it as such with fluids and cough mess. Now my cough has become so severe that my ears pop and ache when I cough and I have coughed so hard it has made me sick a couple of times. What should I do?
Fri, 25 Apr 2014
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Hi there,

You need a further re-evaluation by a pulmonologist to rule out bronchitis/pneumonia:
- physical examination
- Chest X-ray

To my opinion, you should start:
- antibiotic course
- anti-histamine drug
- mucolitic cough drug

to ease your cough and dissolve the sputum. Try to drink plenty of water and juice and to take extra pillow (2) while sleeping.

Wish fast recovery!
Dr.Albana
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