Cough and antibiotic. There can be a lot of reasons for a cough. Since you are not a smoker the most likely is that this is indeed an infection. Your doctor will try to evaluate if this is a viral illness or a bacterial problem. It sounds like you need to be seen.
Diagnosed w/bronchitis at clinic. Finished 10 days of antibiotics. Still coughing sometimes productive. Have asthma. Should I follow up with pcp? Thks
Yes. An asthma patient may need more doses of asthma medication or a second medication, or just fine-tuning of her asthma meds. If there was bronchitis or pneumonia, and antibiotics were finished but there are still significant symptoms, a different antibiotic may be needed. Sometimes a chest x-ray is done to see if there is something unusual going on, but a chest x-ray is not needed in simpler cases. Read more...