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Taking antibiotics for severe cough, sounds like whooping cough, tiredness. Should I go back to the doctor?

I am worried that my husband might have Whooping Cough . He went to the doctor last week because of a severe cough and antibiotics were prescribed. The doctor said he had a bacterial infection . He is still not well and has had a severe cough for the past week. He started out with a whooping sound when the cough was the worst. He has been very tired, lethargic, and seems a little bit better, but a bad cough persists. Should he go back to the doctor?
Asked On : Sun, 1 Jul 2012
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Thanks for your query.
Dry irritating cough has several reasons including infections, acidity, posterior nasal drip, post viral cough where cough persists after acute viral respiratory tract infections, as side effect of certain blood pressure medications etc..
If you have taken antibiotics and cough is not relieving , better meet a chest specialist, who may advise chest xray, pulmonary function test, sputum examination and if needed CT scan of chest...

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Answered: Wed, 23 Oct 2013
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