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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: Sometimes, after the infection of acute bronchitis has resolved, there is residual airway inflammation which, in some patients, results in bronchospas ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Robinson
20 years experience in Pulmonology
Prolonged cough: How long has the cough persisted and is there still production of phlegm? Many of my patients are surprised to hear that cough after significant uppe ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Not enough info: Don/t know where your pain is or why you were taking an antibiotic or if the cough is even part of the illness. But, if you had a sore throat, nasa ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Horspool
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Think asthma/allergy: Most coughs not due to bacterial infections so antibiotics won't help. Coughs which persist for > 2 weeks usually related to allergies and/or asthma. ... Read More
A 85-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Persistent cough: For cough that persists after treatment of simple bronchitis, the most common cause is "asthmatic bronchitis" where the inflammation causes bronchosp ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
? confirmed?: The treatment will often kill off the germ and end your chance of spreading strep,but it may take some time for your system to repair the inflammation ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Cough: You might see your doctor for a chest xray to determine if you need antibiotics.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Viral URI: When you have upper respiratory tract infections the tiisues of the lining of the trachea and bronchi may be damaged, limiting their capacity to clear ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience in Pulmonology
Yes: It's not unusual to have a cough for 4-8 weeks after a chest infection. If longer than that then further evaluation would be required
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Antibiotics for URIs: It's not surprising that you didn't get better. Most upper respiratory infections (uris) are caused by viruses. Since Azithromycin treats only bacter ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Warlick
24 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Maybe: Mrsa is variant of a more common skin bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics. It is not more likely to cause infection but its resistance mak ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience in Family Medicine
See doctor: Be sure to follow your doctor instruction for follow up. If you are not better with what you were given, you need to go back so your doctor can do blo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly : If you are still experiencing symptoms two months after completing antibiotic treatment for this then i would advise you to see your doctor for furthe ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
48-72 hours: It takes 2 to 3 days for an antibiotic to show significant impact. Until then (...And for as long as they persist...) you should treat symptoms as adv ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean Agazanof
10 years experience in Pharmacology
Asthma: Could be related to either Asthma or Allergies. Check with your physician about that. Fresno does have cocci in the air as well which might contribute ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Possibly, but...: ...only your treating Physician will know for sure. Contact him/her for decision as to whether to refill.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Stept throat: The most likely thing is that you did not have strept throat unless a culture was done. It is was a strept throat You probably have a viral problem t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Infection : I'm not sure when you had the surgery but you may need to have a ct scan to make sure you don't have infection at the surgical site (called diskitis) ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience in Family Medicine
No this not normal: The congestion and symptoms would suggest still have sinus issues wither this is bacterial vs allergic vs viral would need to be further evaluated by ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu answered
45 years experience in General Practice
See doctor now: it is not clear that your child has strep pharyngitis or not? Was it confirmed by rapid strep screen? You said he had 3 doses or 3 kinds of antibiotic ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Revisit your doctor : You need another look, may be not your lungs, rather your sinuses, or you may have some residual bronchitis. You didn't mention risk factors as smokin ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough: Inflammation, infections, silent gerd (without heartburn), a diverticulum, etc could be involved. See your primary care who may refer you to an ENT or ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Contagious: Possibly, but even if you are not you need to contact your doctor for management of your clinical complaints. If you think it is urgent please go to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
SPARINGLY USING AN: Antibiotic is asking for trouble. As it is today, we deal with enough bacteria that have found a way not to get killed by most antibiotics, so you are ... Read More

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