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Suggest treatment for cough despite taking Augmentin

Good morning doc,I came down with the flu three weeks ago my doctor gave me augmenting antibiotic for the cough,it did not help he put me on zennith antibiotics Also hiatal cough syrup, it looks as though the cough was going but now I am experiencing the same symptoms again, I am frustrated I have to go out to work and I am unable to,please help me tell me what to do.
Thu, 5 Jan 2017
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Hello and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I would suggest you go to a pulmonologist or a physician get a chest x-ray done. A throat swab for culture and sensitivity may also be required to prescribe you proper antibiotics. Meanwhile try gurgling with warm salt water and steam inhalation. Carry lozenges for temporary relief from throat irritation while at work. Avoid cold beverages and oily food. Avoid exposure to dust and smoke by wearing a mask. Consuming ginger lemon tea and black coffee with boiled egg is also a common home remedy.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Deepti Shivakumar
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Suggest treatment for cough despite taking Augmentin

Hello and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. I would suggest you go to a pulmonologist or a physician get a chest x-ray done. A throat swab for culture and sensitivity may also be required to prescribe you proper antibiotics. Meanwhile try gurgling with warm salt water and steam inhalation. Carry lozenges for temporary relief from throat irritation while at work. Avoid cold beverages and oily food. Avoid exposure to dust and smoke by wearing a mask. Consuming ginger lemon tea and black coffee with boiled egg is also a common home remedy. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Deepti Shivakumar