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Chronic cough 8 days, lots clear chest phlegm in morning. no fever. dr rxd z pack; bromfed. i was hesitant to take since i read this goes away usually on its own but today is 8 day so took two pills. should that be ok? thinking its cold or bronchiti

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Dr. Austin Mackens answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Maybe bronchitis: It is not uncommon to contract a viral illness then have respiratory inflammation that causes bronchitis. These are usually not bacterial infections. However, if your symptoms are not improving and you have risk factors like smoking history or copd then you have a higher risk of bacterial infections. If you started your antibiotic (zpak) then complete the course. If you not improving see doc.

Answered 5/15/2018

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