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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?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
24 hrs. had dry cough. For one week sore throat, earache, sneezing, dripping nose.ZYesterdar began symptoms of tracheitis, a well-known complication of mine, had it abour 7 times
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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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

9) Antibiotics.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you very much for your help. Steam does help I agree. I find in G.B. doctors are loathe to agree it is bacterial at this stage, but when I have managed to get some they are miraculous. Unfortunately I am allergic to Penicillin. Do you think the flu jab might have triggered it? I only ask out of interest. It is a very unpleasant ailment that doctors here dont seem particularly aware of, particularly as the lungs are OK and temperature not high.

You are very welcome.

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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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
You have been brilliant. Of course I will give you top rating, only wish you lived in my town!

Thanks for your kind words.

I really appreciate it.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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