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Doctor: Nadim Al-Mubarak, Doctor replied 1 year ago
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Did you read all of my concerns?
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On the application
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Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 1 year ago
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I contracted coxsackievirus from a child. My symtopms started on 06/27/16 also the parents. They are all ok but I'm still very sick. I went to see the Dr. last Saturday and was prescribed azithromycin 250mg, 5 day pack. For the last 5 days I've been having uncontrollable coughing, excessive sputum. What can possibly be wrong with me? I am 61 years old.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I've been taking Robitussin as indicated by the Dr. but is not helping much. I now have chest pain and feel very fatigue,
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No, thanks
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I just like to know if the question will be answered. It's been more then 15 minutes.
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I said no thanks, ***** ***** don't want to be called for an extra $50.00
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Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 1 year ago

A coxsackievirus virus infection can last for a variable period of time. Most cases will resolve within 3-5 days, but in some people it can last up to 2-3 weeks. It is more likely to last longer or be more severe in adults.

One of the possible manifestations of a coxsackievirus infection is as a bronchitis. It is also possible for someone with a viral bronchitis to develop a bacterial secondary infection, and that is why your doctor prescribed an antibiotic. Since the antibiotic did not help, it is most likely that the cough and sputum production is a result of the coxsackievirus causing a viral bronchitis. Chest pain and fatigue are also common symptoms in someone with a viral bronchitis.

With a viral bronchitis, there is no direct treatment, so the usual approach is to use medicines to ease symptoms. If you have been taking plain Robitussin and it has not been effective, then it would be appropriate to try a cough suppressant, such as dextromethorphan, or a decongestant, such as phenylephrine. Some of the formulations of Robitussin will include these medicines, or they can be taken separately.

If you develop shortness of breath, then that would be more of a concern, and may indicate some spasm of the airways. If so, it also may help to use an inhaler to relieve the spasm, such as albuterol, but this is only available by prescription, so it would be necessary to be seen by your doctor.

Is there any further information that would be helpful?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Am I still contgious. Is it prudent to go to work tomorrow.?
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Sorry, contagious....
Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 1 year ago

Yes, you are likely contagious. Viral infections are contagious for as long as symptoms are significant. As the symptoms are significantly improved, then you are no longer contagious, even if the symptoms are not yet completely gone.

It is usually better for someone to avoid work while contagious.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you.
Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 1 year ago

You are most welcome.

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