Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
155 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

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
Report Abuse
Dentist 's  Response
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
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

my mother has been sick for almost 5 weeks, started with sore throat, coughing. Is now weak and always has the taste of salt in her mouth. Most...