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West Warwick, RI
A 39-year-old female asked:

Augmentin/prednisone done. been over wk. still cough, no voice, rattle base neck, chest xray neg xs 6 days. pneumonia?feel in lungs too scared help?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Family Medicine 35 years experience
Laryngitis/cough: Laryngitis is usually caused by a virus which will usually not last longer than 10-14 days at the most. Why are you taking prednisone with diabetes? Are you also asthmatic? An urgent care walk in center or if short of breath ER is an option. Do you have someone who could drive you there? If not short of breath, do you think you could relax and get some healing sleep tonight? Try Delsym (dextromethorphan) OTC.
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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If unable to get in with your doctor, asthmanefrin is OTC treatment for asthma to replace Primatene Mist at Walmart. Delsym is a 12 hour cough suppressant OTC which is effective. I'm glad your CXR was negative so far, but if not done recently, sounds like time for a lung exam.
Oct 11, 2014
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
46 years experience
Lung infection: Likely, the meds did not clear it. Call doc, ask for quick check. Likely you would benefit from an inhaler, and another pulse of prednisone, and a different antibiotic, like. ZPAK.
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Last updated Oct 31, 2014


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