Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Is this serious? PLEASE HELP ME! I'M SO SCARED.

I'm an 18 year old, female, Indian who is a medical school student. Around the first week of February, I ended up catching an acute throat infection, where I  started spitting yellow-green sputum everytime I coughed. The intense coughing stopped after i got on the antibiotic Augmentin-625. This was given by my dad who is not a doctor, but is in the health care industry. Our family is not one who visits doctors for the common flu and etc. Anyhow, It's been almost more than a month now, though the intensity of the cough has reduced, I still keep coughing frequently, during which i seem to bring out small amounts of white sputum. they are of very small quantities. sometimes when I am in class, I mostly wouldn't be able to get it out of the system. I seem to have developed a situation where i have to cough it out and clear my throat. I can still feel some amount of residual infection still present. But the thing is, I started another course of antibiotics Taxim,(around 2 weeks ago) of a stronger strength, I took it for like 4 days, but had to stop after a while, since the side effect of diarrohea was a bit too much to handle.
the thing is, I'm scared whether this will get resolved soon or not, could someone tell me a treatment plan, because I do not have time to visit a doctor any time soon,because my course work in college at the moment is hectic.
Thank you so much in advance!
Please help me out!
2 Responses
144586 tn?1284666164
Square one is to have the sputem cultured to determine exactly what antibiotic this is sensitive to. Augmenten-625 is not effective against many species of bacteria. There is no such animal as a "stronger" antibiotic. There are different antibiotics effective against different strai9ns of bacterial. There are also side effects pof Taxim. Taking Taxim for four days and discontinueing will bcause you to have a bacrteria unresponsive to medications of that class.

It is possible to die from a bacterial infection that remains untreated.

If you "don't have time" to see a doctor, then you should consider the fact that you may infect others and that you may end up with a heart infection, septicemia, and die.

You need to have the sputem cultured, the organism identified, and then an appropriate treatment initiated.

That should be your priority.
10175413 tn?1427170251
Go to a TCM (traditional Chinese Medicine) and ask for Bronchii Tea. It's not that tasty but in a half an hour you will be coughing up so much lung congestion.  You may also want to ask for a prescription for Z-pack, it works fast and is usually just a 5 or 7 day course. You shouldn't have any intestinal issues
Good luck
D
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Cold and Flu Community

Top General Health Answerers
19694731 tn?1482849837
AL
80052 tn?1550343332
way off the beaten track!, BC
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.
Here are the pros and cons of the top fad diets and weight loss plans of the year.