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A 44-year-old female asked:

What antibiotic to take for chronic cough with excessive phlegm and fever?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
See doctor: Since there are many causes for a chronic cough (lasting more than 3 monrh? ) one needs to establish the cause before treating it. Antibiotic does not help a viral infection and its overuse has created MRSA. If you have a persistent fever, you may need to get a bronchoscopy. Since most chronic coughs are caused by more than a single factor, I suggest that you consult an allergist or pulmonologi
Last updated Aug 12, 2016

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