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Suffered with bad cough for 3 maths had 2 courses of

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Suffered with bad cough for 3 maths had 2 courses of antibiotics a chest x-ray.. which was clear. Been given an inhaler. This past wk I'm worse than ever lost my voice coughing thick dark green mucus up
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

I am sorry you have a bad cough and green mucous production

you should see your GP doctor again and get a sputum culture taken

some bacterial lung infections can be resistant to certain antibitoics.

a sputum culture can try to detect what bacteria is growing in your lungs and see what antibitoics it may be sensitive to.

you should ask for a course of steroids which can help decrease cough and inflammation in your airways.

you should try over the counter mucinex or Robitussin cough syrups and drinking a lot of water and seeing if that helps your cough

I hope you don't smoke

let me know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I've never smoked. I've been using the cough medicine and drinking as you've advised. I have a doctor appointment tomorrow and got a sample bottle which I wiĺl take with me that's the one thing I've not had tested thankyou
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

you are welcome

yes, submit a good sputum sample for the lab to test to check for bacteria resistant to antibitoics you have used before.

I'm glad you haven't smoked

ask for a course of steroids like prednisone which can help decrease inflammation in your airways which can help decrease cough

you can also ask for a prescription for stronger cough medications like guaifenesin and codeine which can help

let me know if you have other questions.
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