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Suggest treatment for chest infection

Hi, I have been battling a cold for about a week now. Within the last 3 or 4 days, I've developed a wet cough where my chest and throat feel like they're on fire and sometimes yellowish mucus comes up. It never comes up when I blow my nose, only when I cough hard. Please help! Thank you
Mon, 3 Aug 2015
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
thanks for your question

in my opinion you are suffering from bacterial upper/ lower resp tract infection

you need to visit a Pulmonologist , who may request for a chest X-ray and a sputum culture and sensitivity and accordingly the most suitable and effective medicines can be started

in my patients I usually start them on broad spectrum cephalosporins and clavulinic acid along with some decongestants

steam inhalation will help a lot of done thrice a day

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