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Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
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I cough persistently and it's hard to swallow saliva or eat

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I cough persistently and it's hard for me to swallow saliva or eat swallow food..My head aches me and I feel cold at night too
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry to hear about this

Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 1 year ago.

When did it start?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok..But then what's the answer?...
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 1 year ago.

I need more information, that is why I asked you when it started

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It started 3 days today
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a fever? Are you coughing up mucus? Do you have chest pain? Do you have shortness of breath?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Exactly Dr.Brims
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry, I am not sure I understand you answer to my last set of questions. Would you mind responding to each one so I can make sure my information is accurate?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have fever and cough up mucus but do not have chest pain but have shortness of breath
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 1 year ago.

What color is the mucus you are coughing up?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yellow
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello Dr.Brims...Are you still there?
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 1 year ago.

This is likely from bronchitis or pneumonia, but since you have shortness of breath, you will likely benefit from antibiotics for 7-10 days

Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 1 year ago.

usually Augmentin or Moxifloxacin are good antibiotics

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Alright Dr.Brims
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 1 year ago.

Are there any other questions I can help you answer on this topic, or something I can help clarify?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No Dr.Brims
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 1 year ago.

Okay, if you think of any other questions please let me know, if you have no other questions you may click a rating button to end the chat session

Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 1 year ago.

Are you there?