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I have a chest infection, yellow sputum, very dry cough,

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I have a chest infection, yellow sputum, very dry cough, feel clammy and tired. Do I need antibiotics? Thanks for your help
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: since Wednesday it’s not covid as have done a test
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
Hi. Dr Hayat here. Welcome to JA.  

May I please know your age and gender?

Any underlying health conditions?

Have you started any treatment?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
49, male, no underlying conditions, I haven’t started any treatment other than paracetamol and fluids

Any fevers ?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
feel clammy but haven’t taken temperature
OK. I would suggest to start an antibiotic plz . Preferably Coamoxiclav or Azithromycin for 5 days. This will need a prescription from a walk in center or the A&E.  

In addition please start tab cetrizine 10mg once a day and syryup Broncho stop thrice a day.

Continue the paracetamol.

If no improvement after 48 hrs of treatment,  please see the GP

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thank you.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I appreciate your help

Anything else I can help with?

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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
No

Best wishes.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any further queries or need to follow up.  I will be happy to help and guide. Have a nice day.