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I have the flu and nothing i've tried can stop this painful coughing?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Persistent cough
Are you certain it is influenza & not sinus infection with post-nasal drainage or pertussis? If the coughing is exhausting you & otc cough meds don't help, see your doc for more definite diagnosis & treatment.
May prescribe a codeine-based cough med to break the cycle of coughing as well as rx antibiotic if appropriate.

In brief: Persistent cough
Are you certain it is influenza & not sinus infection with post-nasal drainage or pertussis? If the coughing is exhausting you & otc cough meds don't help, see your doc for more definite diagnosis & treatment.
May prescribe a codeine-based cough med to break the cycle of coughing as well as rx antibiotic if appropriate.
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