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I started having a sore throat wednesday. It's gradually…

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I started having a sore throat wednesday. It's gradually gotten worse. I had a low grade fever on Saturday and sunday 100.4. At night I can barely swallow and now I have a cough that gives me a very metalic taste to it. I can barely stand the taste. My mucus is fairly clear though. I've started taking amoxicillin 500 mg that I had left over from the dentist.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

I take no meds. I"m allergic to ancif - (spelling?)

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

No, I'm healthy otherwise

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It sounds like you are developing an upper respiratory tract infection. You should definitely stay well hydrated. Mucinex-DM can help with the mucus and cough.

You should get a full dosage of antibiotics so see your doctor for that. Taking left over pills that are not the full 7 day course may not help you enough. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have antibotics from mexico too...can I take those? Is it normal to taste that metal taste when I cough?

If it is amoxicillin and the full 7 day course then yes you can take those. Metallic taste is normal while sick. Can be related to the antibiotics you are taking.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
thank you for your help. I should take 500 mg. 3 times a day for 7 days, correct?

Yes that is correct.

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