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Scranton, PA
A 29-year-old male asked:

3rd night with fever 102. very bad painful cough with mucus. sore throat, hard to breathe. going to dr in 5 hours. will he give me antibiotics?

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Dr. Thomas Stern
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are only inidcated if there is evidence of a bacterial infection. Most causes of fever and cough in an otherwise healthy 29yo are not due to bacterial infection - they are dfo to viral infection.

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Last updated Feb 17, 2015

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