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Have a very blocked up nasal system, constant cough which dosnt

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Have a very blocked up nasal system, constant cough which dosnt clear my chest. Causes lack of sleep etc. Taking Nurofen cold and flu tablets twice daily, sudafed nasal spray and Covonia cough mixture. A lot of this is going around and a course of anti biotics seems to be the answer. These are unavailable as an over the counter drug, and have to be subscribed by a Doctor. Is there any way this could be sorted with out wasting a Doctors time ????
Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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there is no wasting time when you see a doctor.

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they are there to assess your illness and treat your disease

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if you are coughing up sputum, you need to submit a sputum culture to see what bacteria is growing out of the sputum

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you need a chest xray of your lungs as well to check for pneumonia.

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antibioics have risks and so that is why they are not available over the counter.

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you could have a bacterial sinusitis or bronchitis infection.

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online doctors can not give out antibiotics without seeing a patient and assessing their symptoms and doing a physical exam and keeping medical records.

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you don't have a GP doctor you can see ?

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or you can go to an urgent care center in the UK.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

there is no wasting time when you see a doctor.

Dr. David :

they are there to assess your illness and treat your disease

Dr. David :

if you are coughing up sputum, you need to submit a sputum culture to see what bacteria is growing out of the sputum

Dr. David :

you need a chest xray of your lungs as well to check for pneumonia.

Dr. David :

antibioics have risks and so that is why they are not available over the counter.

Dr. David :

you could have a bacterial sinusitis or bronchitis infection.

Dr. David :

online doctors can not give out antibiotics without seeing a patient and assessing their symptoms and doing a physical exam and keeping medical records.

Dr. David :

you don't have a GP doctor you can see ?

Dr. David :

or you can go to an urgent care center in the UK

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