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I have yellowish mucus in my chest. Coughing is so painful

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I have yellowish mucus in my chest . Coughing is so painful and so few and the mucus is hardly expelled . A doctor prescribed for me augmentin 1 gm with prospan ( herbal cough syrup ) and another one told me to use zithromax. What am i supposed to use ??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Drugdad replied 1 year ago.
Hi, thanks for the question. Both medications (Augmentin and Zithromax) are good if you have upper respiratory infection like strep throat. If you already started one, continue on it till it is finished. Mucinex DM would be a good addition because it will help with loosing up the mucus and reducing your coughing.
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.

In addition:

1. Gargle with warm salt water every 1-2 hours.

2. Liquid Diphenhydramine-2 teaspoons at bedtime will make the cough go away while antibiotic kills the bug causing it

3. Buy some cough drops

4. Drink plenty of warm fluids

Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
Checking back to see if you are feeling better.

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