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65 yo male with deep barking not producing phlegm.x 3days.

Temp is 98.8F I don;t...
65 yo male with deep barking not producing phlegm.x 3days. Temp is 98.8F I don;t feel terrible just cough, although deep is difficult when it starts. I am on doxycycline 100 mg bid for prostatitis. Should I be doing anything else and is antibiotic doxy OK?
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The antibiotic should be ok

Do you have COPD or are you a smoker?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Never smoked, healthy male. 2 wks ago tested negative for influenza, but felt sick with cold symptoms, now just a cough

Ok this should be good then

this will treat secondary pneumonia

You should be fine

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
what is secondary pneumonia?

it is pneumonia that can happen after flu

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
doxycycline for my prostatitis will help my cough eventually

yes

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