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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Elderly women (my wife) aged 92 years. Very wheezy chest like

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Elderly women (my wife) aged 92 years. Very wheezy chest like a kettle on the boil. Doctor visited last Monday 17 Nov. Was put on a course of antibiotics for 5 days. Last tablet taken this morning. Inhaling twice a day using menthol grains. Using Boots chest cough mixture. Also have honey & lemon mixture to help relieve symptoms as throat gets very sore due to frequent coughing. We plan to contact doctor on Monday if no improvement. Is there anything else we can do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. Any fever? Did she get a chest x-ray?
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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Need your response to my questions please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Relist: Incomplete answer.
I consider I have just wasted £24.00.
This seems like a medical skam
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I didn't give you an answer yet so please be patient. But it's important before I do give you my answer to know if she has a fever now and whether she got a chest x-ray
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No fever. No chest X-ray has been taken

Yes I am very worried about my wife's health. As I have already said unless there is any significant improvement we will ask the doctor to make a further visit on Monday

As it is Saturday night obtaining medical advice is difficult.

In the meantime is there any thing else that we can do to relieve the coughing

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK I was just worried--and still am--that she might have pneumonia. For now, I'd suggest zinc lozenges, salt water gargles, plenty of fluids, and over the counter guaifenesin.