Should I take my antibiotics

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Dear all, I suffer with Bronchiectasis and have caught a cold, with a dry cough, and the usual muscus, I cough up is not there at the moment. I had a cold earlier this year which developed into a sinus and chest infection that was cleared by antibiotics. Is the cough I have now part of the cold, viral. I had a two week emergency store of antibiotics in case of infection. I do not want to take them needlessly. Should I wait to see how thing progress or take the antibiotics now. Best Regards Peter.

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    Hiya,

    I just had the same problem felt it coming and tried to just clear it up on my own,ended in the ER gave me the treatment and antibiotics cleared up in 2 days from now on when I feel it I will get or take what I know works,your call but from now on, not worth the wait for me.

    Best,

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    Hi, I would agree with the other reply however everyone is different. When I have waited I got into trouble, for me powering through doesn't work!

    Hope you feel improved soon.

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    Thank you for your replies  but if the cough is  part of the cold, and viral, will the antibiotics work at the moment. Not sure what to do, as its not easy getting a supply of the right antibiotics from the doctor.
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    Hi peterandr05786

    I can always tell by the colour of any mucus, but if your not coughing any up bit hard to tell. I also feel off when i am starting into an infection. How hard is it to get prescription from Dr.?

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