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Severe fever, coughs, chills and sweats. Given Augmentin, have burning sensation in soft palate. Could this be a thrush?

Had a 103 temp with a continous dry cough, asthma , chills then sweats was put on augmentin mg 875 twice a day for 10 days, continued using ventolin (but that didn t work) and today I m experiencing a burning sensation on the soft palate (like eating spiced salsa) and only getting worse. Could this be thrush from my years of using inhaler . I had thrush years ago after using a cortison inhaler. Called primary today and said I ve not been able to cough up any mucus, expect for a dot of green mucus, this is after 10 days of antibiotics, he sent me to get a chest x-ray which was not ordered on the first onset of this health problem.
Asked On : Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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Getting a Chest X Ray done now is a priority to ensure there is no patchy infection, or pneumonia. You have used a good dose of Augmentin for 10 days, and an atypical pneumonia requires to be excluded.
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It is also important that you don't smoke (if you do), as smoking and asthma increases the risk of atypical pneumonia.
Your asthma must also be checked if it is under control and combination inhalers (long acting beta agonists + steroids) are required if you are getting regular attacks. Yes, it is important that oral thrush is excluded if you are now on steroid inhalers.
Rinse your mouth after every use to prevent this from happening.

Hope this helps.
Best Wishes for 2013.
Answered: Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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