If I'm coughing but don't have a fever do I

Patient

Q: If I'm coughing but don't have a fever do I need antibiotics?

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Welcome to ATD.Thank you for the query.

Yes, cough without fever is usually considered to be allergic and antibiotics are not required.
Do get a complete and differential WBC count for definite diagnosis and treatment accordingly.

Till then try these remedies:
Gargling with warm salt water, using ice chips, throat sprays, or lozenges
Over-the-counter cough and cold medications to help ease symptoms
Supportive therapy to help you keep up your strength and recover as quickly as possible. Try to drink extra fluids, get extra sleep, and eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits vegetables high in vitamin C

Hope this helps.Take care.

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