Posted by: Sickly | 2012-10-02

Blocked runny nose and persistant cough

Hi Doc 

For 2 weeks now I''ve had this constant either blocked nose, or runny nose, with this persistant cough. I can feel that I have alot of phlegm on my chest when coughing.

It doesn''t seem to be getting any better, and I''ve started getting chills again (getting hot and cold).

I used 2 different sinus medicines and finished the boxes but no improvement. I''ve also been drinking flemeaze cough medicine but also no improvement.

Unfortunately I live in a small town with only 1 doctor and he is away on leave until the 8 October.

Is there anything else I can use (over the counter medicine) to feel any better?


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Unfortunately, there is not much over the counter medication that will be of any use. You will need a course of oral antibiotics, as well as a course of oral corticosteroids to treat the sinusitis causing your symptoms. Ask your pharmacist if it is possible that he can phone your doctor for a telephonic prescription.


Dr Anrich

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Posted by: Abdullah | 2012-10-16

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