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Still Coughing After Antibiotics
Viral?: If your cough developed during or just after an upper respiratory tract infection, (URI) it is likely non-infectious so an antibiotic may not be helpful. Typically, these coughs are bronchospastic and you may need a bronchodilator inhaler and perhaps a steroid inhaler. These coughs can occur with a viral URI or bacterial and may last for many weeks. Inhalers may increase your comfort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
? confirmed?: The treatment will often kill off the germ and end your chance of spreading strep,but it may take some time for your system to repair the inflammation, tissue injury caused before treatment.Some who have a viral infection, like mono, will test positive for strep at the same time. If so,you must deal with recovering from both.If never tested for strep,it may have just been viral & zpack did noting ...Read more
After antibiotics for cough had sorethroat colds fever cough again.Now no more colds fever sorethroat but cough still lingering, do I need antibiotics?
Probably not . : Your cough might just be drainage from the back of your throat due to allergies , the cold weather, ; viruses .You may want to try any allergy medicines with expectorant if you need to thin out your mucus . Drink plenty of warm liquids, honey with tea, chicken broth , warm chocolate drinks , coffee etc.If you develop fever and your condition worsened, time to go back to your doctor for an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was ill 3wks ago with a weeks fever and coughing was given antibiotics..I'm still coughing is this normal ?After even when i exercise.
Viral URI: When you have upper respiratory tract infections the tiisues of the lining of the trachea and bronchi may be damaged, limiting their capacity to clear foreign materials or injured tissue by mucociliary clearance and coughing provides a substitute. Classically the persistent cough may be mycoplasma, but other organisms as well. ...Read more
Rsp infection x2weeks.Zpak..Coughing up green mucus a week after stopping zpak. Never felt completely "well"now still sick and mucus is green again!
Antibiotics for URIs: It's not surprising that you didn't get better. Most upper respiratory infections (uris) are caused by viruses. Since Azithromycin treats only bacteria, it is usually just a placebo when given to people with uris. The color of your sputum is not helpful in determining whether you need antibiotics. If you have no fever and are breathing normally, you probably just need cough medicine. ...Read more
Maybe: Mrsa is variant of a more common skin bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics. It is not more likely to cause infection but its resistance makes it more challenging to treat. The length of treatment required would vary widely depending on the depth of your infection. Best for others to avoid contact with wound until it heals. ...Read more
I have had a barking cough since dec12' had antibiotics, still coughing more tabs augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 625mg still coughing night sweats? Doc said bronchitus!
See doctor: Be sure to follow your doctor instruction for follow up. If you are not better with what you were given, you need to go back so your doctor can do blood test , order chest x-ray for you if need. ...Read more
8yo was given augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics yesterday for chest infection.At night she still had fever, when will antibiotic start working?
Still have a dry cough after finishing antibiotics for bronchitis over 2 weeks ago. I keep trying to cough stuff up but there's nothing. Worse @ night?
Antibiotics 10 days ago for sinus infection. Finished antis on Tuesday, felt better. Last night sore throat has returned. Do I need more antibiotics?
Possibly, but...: ...only your treating Physician will know for sure. Contact him/her for decision as to whether to refill. ...Read more
Why do I still have yellow mucus, sore throat and productive cough 2 weeks after given amoxicillin for strep throat?
Stept throat: The most likely thing is that you did not have strept throat unless a culture was done. It is was a strept throat You probably have a viral problem that takes bout 2-3 weeks to get better if you take antibiotics or 13-21 days if you don't. Have others at your work/school had similar problems? Good discussion at Wikipedia for more info. Amox is not drug of choice in US. ...Read more
Infection after microdiscetomy been for 4 days started antibiotic yesterday stop drainage pain was better now drainage again severe back pain what do?
I had strep, got steroid and antibiotics for ear infection and strep. Its been three weeks and still congested and coughing up green mucous. Normal?
URI: Upper respiratory infections may be caused by bacteria or viruses, or very rarely by fungus. In your case, I assume a test was done to confirm that you had a strep infection which was treated by antibiotics. You may have also had a viral infection, which will not respond to antibiotics, or you may have a new bacterial infection at this point. Please schedule a follow up visit with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Child has strep and very mucusy cough that began after starting antibiotics, could this be pnuemonia? Still has fever after dose 3 of antibiotics
See doctor now: it is not clear that your child has strep pharyngitis or not? Was it confirmed by rapid strep screen? You said he had 3 doses or 3 kinds of antibiotics? Any way he is still running a fever. He needs to see the doctor ASAP. Maybe more blood tests or CXR need to done to make a correct diagnosis and followed by appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I had pneumonia for 8 weeks last Fall. Took antibiotics; infection gone but still coughing up thick, green phlegm all day, every day. What is this???
Recovering from respiratory infection. Likely viral. Still coughing after 3 weeks. I especially cough while eating, after every bite. No gerd. Causes?
Coughing (slightly productive) x10 days after
initial tiredness, scratchy throat, . Am I still
Contagious: Possibly, but even if you are not you need to contact your doctor for management of your clinical complaints. If you think it is urgent please go to the nearest Emergency Room. ...Read more
Have sometimes wet, turned dry cough 1.5wks after sinus infec.Took amoxil (amoxicillin) sparringly for it.Now on Macrobid for uti.Chest feels tight after cough. Anx
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