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A 32-year-old female asked:

I have cough with yellow thick pleghm voice horsening and chest pain but no fever.my nose are congested at night no flu.should i start antibiotiocs?

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Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 50 years experience
No: This certainly sounds more like a viral infection which is not helped with antibiotics. If you worsen, or develop a fever, then you can reconsider.
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