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Started 1.5 week ago with a sore throat and a fever that

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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!
Dr. Brims :

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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

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You're welcome

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