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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for chronic sore throat and cough

I am on day 6 of a sever sore throat. Went to the doctors on Thursday, was given z-pac (sp?). No throat culture was taken. I am still coughing yellowish-green mucus. Temperature is 99.5 Feels as though is becoming worse. I ve been taking Day-Quil and Nite-Quil. Still no relief from pain. Anything I can do at home tonight until the doctors office opens tomorrow?
Thu, 8 Oct 2015
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Hi Dear .

As per your query you have sore throat and doctor has prescribed Z-pac . Well there can be many reasons for sore throat like bacterial and viral infection or in acid reflux . But in your case it seems to me that sore throat is probably because of viral infection , which usually go away by its own after completing the course . I would suggest you to consult ENT specialist gain for proper examination . Doctor may order test like throat swab test , viral culture test and blood test to confirm the diagnosis . Doctor may prescribe antiviral drug like acyclovir and with anti inflammatory . For now do warm saline gargles , take over the counter cough syrup and take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain and swelling .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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