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Could you please send more detail of your symptoms?
Since how long have been the dry cough?
Do you have fever, running nose, sore throat, loss of appetite?
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You may need culture of blood and a throat swab to look for the type of bacteria and its sensitivity to the antibiotics. Antibiotic regimens usually needed are a third-generation cephalosporin like cefotaxime, ceftriaxone and a penicillinase-resistant penicillin oxacillin or nafcillin. Recently, clindamycin has also been used.
Steam inhalation too may help.
Since you know about the management; it is better to be admitted to a medical facility.
You may require oxygen inhalation or even intubation.
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Following also would be the helpful treatment protocol for your symptoms;
1) Nasal steroid; decrease inflammation and open up obstruction.
2) Oral decongestants such as pseudoephedrine are often helpful.
3) Topical decongestant for short duration.
4) Plenty of fluids.
5) Steam vaporizer
6) Eucalyptus oil may help
7) Nasal saline irrigation
8) Vitamin C
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Flu jab may be partially responsible as in some it may alter the body immunity for transient duration.
You may use the other antibiotics which we had discussed and culture tests are the best guide to choose one.
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