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I have a persistent productive cough which I have had for

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I have a persistent productive cough which I have had for several Months. It disturbs my sleep and my breathing is wheezy and noisy. It is also upsetting during the day. I have tried various over the counter remedies and have been too see my GP. HE ordered a sputum specimen, which came back negative as did a chest X-ray. There is no sore throat or visible blood.
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?
Customer: Six months and no fever and I am exhausted.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Asthma and have Seretide and Ventolin, A F and chronic Lymphedema. Can you help please?

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Just to check here--have you been given antibiotics?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
My doctor said there is no need as the sputum result was negative
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I would rather continue as we are.

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It sounds like a chronic sinus infection with post nasal drip even if you don't have anything like sinus congestion

A sputum culture would be negative with that

If I were your doctor I'd get a ct scan of your sinuses and give you a two week course of antibiotics--either Cipro or Septra

So I suggest you ask your doctor about that

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you very mich

My pleasure

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