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Persisting cough and fever. Taken Cefixime and Levofloaxacin. Is there a serious problem?

I am having a cough for the past 2 weeks. It was productive initially, but non-productive for the past 1 week. I had 2 courses of antibiotics. Cefixime and Levofloxacin . Along with that some cough syrups and Deriphylline retard. Cough has reduced considerably, but I am still having a fever between 99.0 and 99.5. Blood Test- WBC count is 0000. Is there a serious problem?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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Thanks for your query.
Any cough lasting for two or more weeks must be evaluated for tuberculosis. So doing sputum examination will be a good stand. Sometimes cough gets prolonged in postviral infection also. Apart from this other reason can be any persisting infection, post nasal drip, acidity, etc.
Go for a chest x-ray and meet a chest specialist if sputum examination is inconclusive....

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