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I have been sick since last Saturday, (sinus congestion

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I have been sick since last Saturday, (sinus congestion (thick yellowish-green), runny nose, cough, headache, sore throat, achy, fatigue, nausea) I saw the doctor on Tuesday and was diagnosed with Viral Syndrome. (Flu and Strep was -) I have been resting, increased fluids, sinus rinsing with saline, seam and taking Mucinex DM along with sinus decongestant/antihistamine, and alternating tylenol and advil. I am no better and it is now Thursday. Any suggestions?
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Customer:

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Dr S.A.Alam :

Presence of thick yellow green sputum or nasal secretion means that there is associate bacterial infection.

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It will require antibiotics like amoxicillin, erythromycin

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or first generation cephalosporins for around 5 days

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to clear the infection.

Customer:

I agree, however the Dr. was not impressed with that. They told me that if I was still ill in 10-14 days they would discuss antibiotics. I am miserable and have missed work and school this week. How do I get the Dr. to hear me?

Dr S.A.Alam :

Tell him that it have symptoms after around 5-6 days of treatment

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and have fever

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Yellow color of the sputum or nasal secretion is almost always bacterial infection.

Customer:

only fever has been low grade

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Still fever...

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even if low grade is present.

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means that there is infection or inflammation.

Customer:

I agree, thank you

Dr S.A.Alam :

It needs antibiotics for recovery.

Dr S.A.Alam :

You are welcome.

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Have a nice day.

Customer:

you too

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