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I have a horrible cough for the last three days. AC unit was

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I have a horrible cough for the last three days. AC unit was full blast on Saturday. and I continue to cough What should I take? I'm a male 39 years old
Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Do you have any phlegm coming out with cough?

Customer:

Yes.. I have had drainage and phlem

Mysticdoc :

is it clear fluid?

Customer:

it's mostly clear.. a bit green. and it feels really dry behind my trowath

Mysticdoc :

do you have any fever?

Customer:

a little last night

Mysticdoc :

do you have any sore throat?

Customer:

yes

Mysticdoc :

any shortness of breath?

Customer:

not so much... but it feels like some type of asthmatic cough

Mysticdoc :

ok

Mysticdoc :

See, there is a good risk of streptococcal infection.

Mysticdoc :

This is a bacterial infection and best treated with antibiotic like amoxicillin.

Mysticdoc :

However, viral infection is still possible which is in fact more common.

Customer:

I don't have insurance. Can I still get treatment?

Customer:

or prescription

Mysticdoc :

We do not issue prescription online.

Mysticdoc :

However, you can go to any walk in clinic for that.

Customer:

ok

Mysticdoc :

Another option, you can try some OTC remedies for 24 hours.

Customer:

ok thank you very much

Mysticdoc :

Mucinex D containing dextromethorphan and Sudafed should be good combination to take.

Customer:

Perfect

Mysticdoc :

If you still do not feel better in next 2 days, then consider going to a walk in clinic.

Customer:

perfect. I will try that

Customer:

thank you

Mysticdoc :

very welcome

Mysticdoc :

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