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No fever, laryngitis, coughing...

No fever, laryngitis, coughing up light green stuff occasionally and blowing it out of my sinuses occasionally. Virus or bacteria? Do I need anitibiotics?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

2 days. I'm 62 and had aspiration pneumonia post op in December, have had pneumonia vaccine.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Have bribchitis at least twice a year for at least last 15 years.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 10 months ago
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Hello I'm Dr Chip

How long have you been sick?

Any chest pain or shortness of breath?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No sob, no chest pain. Started with sinus post nasal drip Sunday and continued from that.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I have laryngitis so you couldn't understand me on a call.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Coughing a couple of days.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 10 months ago

The phone call offer wasn't from me

Most likely at this time it's a bacterial sinusitis and those usually clear in a week's time with oral probiotics and a saline nasal irrigation system

So give it a few more days but if you start running a fever you'll need antibiotics

Please let me know if you need any more information

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