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Suggest treatment for flu, pneumonia and cough

I ve been taking several antibiotics and cough meds. to treat flu/pneumonia symtoms for a week and a half and I have this constant cough that keeps me awake all night long. I was given Prometh/cod 6,25-10 syp. by mouth every four hours as needed for cough and it doesn t work. I have also tried over the counter Robitussin. Finally out of desperation I have been taking Hydroco/apap 7.5-325 mg tablets, which I had been taking for a Frozen Shoulder I have been battling for over six months. If nothing more, they have made me sleep, so I don t cough. Another thing that has been bothering me, other than the aches from flu like symptoms is the soreness in my mouth. My tongue is swollen (red in color) and it hurts to eat. I don t have the symptoms commonly associated with Thrust . Any suggestions, I don t want to take drugs that interact with each other causes horrible pain and discomfort.
Tue, 26 May 2015
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hi I did review your concern
The root cause of all your trouble seems to be the nagging cough. since it has been occurring for quite sometime now i would advice a complete analysis for that.
My recommendation would be to consult a pulmonologist and get yourself evaluated. If there is sputum, culture and microscopy for that and a CT scan if dry cough or wet cough for lesion determination.
I hope this helps
Wish you all the best
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