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Suggest treatment for severe cough

Symptoms:
fatigue
severe cough - leads to convulsion - leads to partial black-out

2 April - smoked heavily although I do not usually smoke
- lay outside on the grass in the cold wind until approximately midnight
3-9 April: had a bit of a cough but I thought it was probably from the smoking - clear phlegm so no bacterial infection
9 April: Consultation Dr. Labuschagne prescribed cough syryp and antibiotics for later if needed
11 April: started first Antibiotic
16 April: started second Antibiotic
severe hoarseness (13-18 April - 6 days)
consultation Dr. Pottas

Currently:
total loss of voice (19 April to date - 7 days)
confined to bed since 13 April i.e. 13th day in bed today
X-Rays = no bronchopneumonia; chronic sinusitis
White blood count = normal
Coughing = wet; white cloudy sticky phlegm
feverish sweats come and go
Fri, 28 Apr 2017
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Respected user, hi I evaluated your query.
*This is not simple Respiratory infection, there is definitely underlying
pathology confining you to the bed.
*Priority is to evaluate the diagnosis & then perfect treatment accordingly.
*First thing you require is hospitalisation in good set up to get intensive
Intravenous treatment as oral medications are not at all going to work
in this scenerio.
@Along with treatment you will be evaluated in further terms like
Pulmonary Function Tests , Bronchoscopy , CT Scan Thorax according to
the decisions of your treating Pulmonologist.
@ Till then gentle advise :
- don`t smoke - maintain your hydration with plenty of liquids - avoid
exposure to cold - continue current medicines.
Hope this clears your query.
Thanks for using Health Care Magic & keeping trust in our medical services
Wishing you fast and speedy recovery from the same.
Regards dear take care.
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