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I was diagnosed with Type A flu on Wednesday. Been taking

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I was diagnosed with Type A flu on Wednesday. Been taking Tamiflu. Still have a persistent, dry hacking cough, making it impossible to sleep. Do I need to go to the emergency room?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

you should go to the ER or see a doctor about your cough.

you might need a course of steroid therapy to help decrease inflammation in your lungs.

you might need a sputum culture to check for bacterial infections still in your lungs.

you might need cough medications like tesselon pearls or codeine to help calm down your cough.

you might need a chest CT scan or xray to look for pneumonia in your lungs.

often times a course of steroid therapy and cough medications will help

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