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Suggest treatment for dry cough and painful ear

I have bad cough. A little blood but, mostly dry cough. Tastes like infection. It has been 3 days. No fever or sinus. My left ear hurts but, I have permanent tubes in both. Drinking water, the with honey and lemon. No appetite everything tastes bad. Feeling weak and ribs are hurting but, that is from coughing.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015
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Dear welcome to HCM and thanks for choosing us.

I share your concerns. it is because of infection only as you have suggested. In my opinion you have infection in in throat as well as in lungs.

I treat my patients with such symptoms in following ways
1 sputum microscopic examination and culture and sensitivity for antibiotics
2 a course of antibiotic(penicillin group is good option)
3 decongestants and antihistamines
4 expectorant cough syrup
5 saline gargles

Keep taking lemon and honey. Keep away from cold food items like ice cream.

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