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My son was diagnosed with viral bronchitis Sunday. He was

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my son was diagnosed with viral bronchitis Sunday. He was prescribed 4 days of prednisone. He continues to cough continuously, threw up last night, and is miserable. Low grade temp. 5 years old.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: He had ear infection about 6 weeks ago, and after treatment developed cough. I let it go and finally subsided for about a week maybe. Now has had this cough since Friday.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No, no smoking. Do have pets , but never noted allergy to them. He now does have light green , thick nasal drainage. Sneezes periodically. Can not sleep at night well at all.
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Is the cough productive, and, if so, is his sputum clear?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
when he threw up last night it was very slimy and yellow colored, nasal drainage is colored. He does not cough productively at this time. But cough seems to have went from dry hacky, to loose and rattly, wheezy.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

OK

Then this is no longer viral--it's bacterial

He needs to see the doctor again for an exam and a course of oral antibiotics to treat this

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No I am 50.00 to talk to you. He was diagnosed with viral bronchitis. Low grade temp, continues with cough. Finished prednisose. Can not sleep. Cough not improving.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
OK , thank you
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

The phone call offer wasn't from me and you don't have to accept it

But since the prednisone didn't help he needs antibiotics

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