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Posted by: Ruth | 2019/05/20

One month ago began coughing up again thick heavy green mucus & fever.

GP put me on Bactrim 10 days. Last two days of treatment developed rash on arms, thighs & puffiness under lower lip. After Bactrim finished still had some green phlegm so never completely went away. Now one month later fever back 100.7 (normal for me 96.7), coughing up green phlegm. During previous illness coughed up some tissue & blood but haven't seen that this time. Should I consult GP again or ask to consult pulmonologist? I get these infections many times/year. Babysit young grandchildren so catch infections easily.

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- 2019/05/23

Having chronic and recurrent chest infections is abnormal. It could be due to a variety of reasons including airway abnormalities. You need to be fully investigated with appropriate microbiological and radiological investigations. Consulting a pulmonologist would desirable.

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