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Posted by: Couging | 2009/12/09

Sinusitis

Hi Doc
I was diagnosed with sinusitis last week and put on antibiotics. I finished them on Monday though and my cough is still really bad and there is lots of phlegm, don' t know what to do cause its hurting my chest to cough now.
What do you suggest?
Also, wehn would it be safe to exercise again?
Thanks

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Hallo Coughing
It may help to steam yourself - put boiling water into a container with a teaspoon of vicks in it, and breathe in the steam.Be careful not to burn yourself. You can also use a cough syrup to loosen the phlegm (like Benylin). If possible you can go to a physiotherapist - they can give you inhalations and treatment to get the phlegm out.
I don't think you should exercise while still coughing badly or while you have a fever.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: anxious | 2009/12/09

You should use a nasal spray. Didn' t you get any cough mixture you might need something like Mucospect which makes you cough up all the phlegm which you seem to have. Ask your doc for a nasal spray &  cough mixture.

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009/12/09

Hallo Coughing
It may help to steam yourself - put boiling water into a container with a teaspoon of vicks in it, and breathe in the steam.Be careful not to burn yourself. You can also use a cough syrup to loosen the phlegm (like Benylin). If possible you can go to a physiotherapist - they can give you inhalations and treatment to get the phlegm out.
I don't think you should exercise while still coughing badly or while you have a fever.
Dr Bets

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