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Antibiotic For Cough With Phlegm
Was diagnosed with a sinus infection 6mo ago, been on 5 antibiotics, refuses to go away, coughing up phlegm, few times nasty white chunks.What is this?
Chronic Sinusitis: Hello. This sounds like a chronic infection has set in with recurring acute episodes needing antibiotics. See your doctor. A ct scan will help identify the severity of the problem. A fungal infection could be present, allergy linked sinusitis or a mechanical problem with your anatomy could be causing your infections. Saline irrigations could help too. Good luck. ...Read more
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
I'm 5 weeks pregnant have tonsillitis for 3 days on antibiotics amoxicillin and now coughing up bloody phlegm but it's very hard to bring up, normal?
More info: Coughing up bloody sputum is often cause for concern, but the most common cause is simply bronchitis. If you're having other symptoms, or the blood persists or worsens, I'd revisit your doctor. At a minimum, I would discuss this with the person who prescribed your antibiotics, as they're the only one with your complete clinical picture. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
43,coughing>5wks in morning/night,after antibiotic phlegm change from green 2 clear but still thick&feel chest congested&tightnessOf breath.cough wors?
If I'm not coughing up phlegm yet, but am coughing a lot and can smell foul phlegm in my lungs when I cough, should I take an antibiotic?
Almost 6 days since dx w/pneumonia, starting antibiotic.Still have 101 fever,severe cough w/phlegm,chest/back pain.Is this normal?
went to e r last Tues. Pregnant..cough congestion phlegm diagnose Upper resp. No antibiotic . Strep flu cbc all negative. still coughing !what gives?
I have itchy throat with phlegm for 4 days, nothing else. My bf had same thing cough worse then mine. He was give antibiotic just incase. Should i go?
I just taken one ciprofloxacin for flu and cough with yellow phlegm by doctor . Can i stop , know antibiotic dun not treat flu..
Stopped smoking, chesty cough spasms, making me physically sick, can't sleep, clear phlegm. 2 weeks now. Will anti biotics work?
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