A 36-year-old male asked:
I have had a cough for just over a week.
its not getting better. probably worse in fact.
is it advisable to go on antibiotics?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Prosthodontics 54 years experience
Persistent Cough: Good day;
Consider these other concerns: Any temperature, achiness of body, do you bring up phlegm-is it colored? If you repond positivilly to one or more of these symptoms contact your PCP for appointment and medication.
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Pharmacology 18 years experience
Possible; talk to do: To better understand the cause of your cough and find a solution, it is best to get in touch with your doctor. If it’s an infection, your doctor may prescribe you a bacterial antibiotic. Cough syrup and lozenges marketed for cough may relieve cough temporarily, but a good rule of thumb is that if you aren’t getting better - and definitely if you’re getting worse, get in touch with your doctor.
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Last updated Sep 6, 2018
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