Cough-Cough: Will Antibiotics Help?

Dr. Mandel Sher shares a guide to consider before asking your doctor for antibiotics.

Center for Cough’s telephones are ringing off the hook! So many people in St. Petersburg, Seminole, Largo, Clearwater, Belleair, and other areas nearby Center for Cough’s office location are sneezing, coughing, having runny nose or nasal congestion, and are feeling and looking miserable. Is there a role for antibiotics? New and established patients are asking how quickly they can have an appointment with Dr. Sher. They’re wondering if they have a long-lasting cold or viral infection that’s been spreading like wild fire, or the flu, or pollen and seasonal allergy now that our cars and outdoor furniture are covered with yellowish dust. And most of all, they want to “take something” to feel better asap. Patients suffering with cough, cold, or flu symptoms have often tried home remedies and are now wondering about antibiotics. “Cough, Cold or the Flu? Know When Antibiotics Work for You,” “Check This Guide Before Asking Your Doctor for Antibiotics,” by two Infectious Disease doctors at Montefiore Health System in New York City, recently appeared in U.S. News & World Report. (Click link on bottom to read article)

Antibiotics can be lifesaving drugs. Like any medication, antibiotics can have side effects. Antibiotics may be effective in fighting bacterial infection, but generally are not effective for viral infection.

Dr. Mandel Sher is a Cough Doctor: 727-393-8067.

He specializes in helping people who are suffering with persistent or chronic cough, generally defined as cough lasting 8 weeks or longer. Chronic cough may be an indication of a serious underlying medical condition. But very often, chronic cough is THE problem. It may be triggered by viral infection, cold, flu, or allergy, but the cause is something else. Sometimes referred to as “unexplained chronic or persistent cough,” there is an explanation, and there is a cough solution.

Dr. Mandel Sher is one of the nation’s leading Cough doctors. Dr. Sher and the Center for Cough team are helping people who are suffering with Chronic Cough to achieve remarkable and sustainable results.. World-class cough care and lasting cough solution are a telephone call away: 727-393-8067.