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Dr Chip (M.D.)
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I have the flu and need some advice. Haven;t seen a doc yet

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I have the flu and need some advice
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Haven;t seen a doc yet - I am 64 and type 2 diabetic
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: not that I can think of - I have a severe cough that I can';t shake & I am worried about pnemonia etc - spelling wrong there.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: 9 days with cough, I had low grade fever and very little energy - aches pains typical influenza symptoms
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 10 months ago.

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Thanks for your question and I'm reviewing it.
I'll be back in a moment with and answer or a request for more information

Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 10 months ago.

Is the cough productive at all, and, if so, is your sputum clear?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
not productive - what little sputum is clear
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
is anyone there or is this just another web ripoff ?
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 10 months ago.

Sorry for the delay

This sounds like a viral bronchitis and not pneumonia combined with the flu

I don't think you need antibiotics and it should run its course in a few more days

If it doesn't, have your doctor check it out

Please let me know if you need any more information