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started 1.5 week ago with a sore throat and a fever that lasted

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started 1.5 week ago with a sore throat and a fever that lasted for 5 days after taking antibiotics, sore throat ended then day time coughing started and cough get worst at night, coughing has continue for almost one week, also within last 4 days body tends to sweat alot and the coughing persist on, been taking tylenol and various over the counter flu cold remedies, not working as couhing still persit, help!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 1 year ago.

Dr. Brims :

Hello, welcome to the site! My name isXXXXX will try to assist you with your medical question and any medical information you seek.

Dr. Brims :

I'm sorry to hear about this

Dr. Brims :

What antibiotics did you take?

Customer:

amoxycillin

Customer:

sorry it was penicillin

Dr. Brims :

Are you coughing up mucus?

Customer:

no

Customer:

in the morning, i feel some mucus in my throat, but no mucus when coughing

Dr. Brims :

I see, this is likely due to residual inflammation in your airway, this will subside with time, a cough expectorant like mucinex may help as well as steam inhalation.

If you want it to subside very quickly, you may ask your doctor to prescribe steroids

Customer:

try steam already and i am coughing almost every 2 minutes, worst at night

Dr. Brims :

Have you tried mucinex?

Customer:

no, is it over the counter?

Dr. Brims :

Yes, it is over the counter

Customer:

how long taking mucinex before i see symtoms subside?

Customer:

and if not, what do i do next?

Dr. Brims :

If it is going to help, then it should do so within 24 hours

Dr. Brims :

Are you there?

Customer:

how about the night sweat? what are the symptoms for it?

Customer:

i am sweating right now even on the computer

Dr. Brims :

Night sweats are from inflammation in your body

Dr. Brims :

Night sweats are caused by inflammation inside your body, the mucinex may help by thinning any mucus you have, otherwise a steroid would be the likely best step, but that must be prescribed by your doctor

Dr. Brims :

Can you see my replies?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

so if mucinex does not work, what do i do then?

Dr. Brims :

Then you will need to see your doctor for a prescrption of prednisone or an inhaled steroid, or another antibiotic

Customer:

ok, thanks

Dr. Brims :

You're quite welcome

Customer:

last question, nothing serious is happening to me right?

Dr. Brims :

I don't think anything serious is occurring

Customer:

good to hear, have a nice day.

Dr. Brims :

Same to you

Dr. Brims :

You're welcome

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Experience: U.S. Licensed Physician, general surgery and internal medicine experience
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