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I have had a stubborn chest infection and bad cough for two

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I have had a stubborn chest infection and bad cough for two weeks and was wondering if the antibiotic erythromycin would help
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 10 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

I understand your concern.

Erythromycin can be prescribed for bacterial infections of the lungs (chest or lower respiratory tract), eg bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pneumonia.

I do think you can try steam inhalations,saline gargles as well.

OTC antihistaminic can be helpful.

You can visit your primary care doctor and they will do auscultation and do a chest X-Ray as well for appropriate diagnosis and management.

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