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Can't get rid of this cough!

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  • Posted By: CoughingMan1
  • May 3, 2008
  • 01:54 PM

I've had a productive cough now for 3 months. It gets better, gets worse . . . At one point I had a fever and sore throat, but that was after I'd already been coughing for 2 months. I've been on 2 courses of antibiotics, and have seen numerous doctors and tried traditional and alternative treatments. Now after all this, I'm coughing up green phlegm in the mornings again and the cough is worse than ever!

I'm so frustrated, I can't work (I'm a musician/vocalist), can't sleep, I'm at the end of my proverbial rope. Can anyone offer any insight?


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  • I am very perplexed that "several doctors" and several rounds of antibiotics have not solved your problem. I hope you eventually find a doctor (and the right antibiotic)who will take care of the problem because it does not look like it's going to go away by itself. Good luck!
    birdie 40 Replies Flag this Response
  • You could have a fungal infection in your throat, in which case courses of antibiotics would make this WORSE. Is the phlegm easy to expectorate? Do you have any chest pain with the cough? do you have sinus congestion? Is the cough worse at night? What "alternative" treatments have you tried? Have you tried slippery elm tea or Wild oregano oil? Have you tried an Oriental Medical doctor who is also a certified herbalist? Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
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