A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Fever, cough with phlegm, pain on swallowing.

Resolved Question:

On Monday, March 2, 2015, I had a cough with phlegm and I also had fever though probably not that high but I'm sure I had fever. I took tylenol and robitussin to relive cough, phlegm and fever. At present(March 6,2015), there is still some cough and some phlegm but only of little amount...However, what concerns me most is that when I woke up earlier this morning, I feel like there is a little growth below my jaw which I would probably assume is a lymph node? I can still do everything normally I just find it annoying as when I swallow, I can feel a little pain(using pain rating scale I would say a 1-2 out of 10).

Should I be alarmed? Is this serious? What should I do?


Category: Family Physician-GP

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Select Speciality
Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian is online now

Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 4 Days.

Thank you for your query at Doctorspring.com
I understand your concern.
From your history, you seem to be suffering from upper respiratory tract infection ( URTI ), and hence the lymph node swelling. You need to start an antibiotic course and once the infection resolves, the lymph node swelling will also go down.
I will advise you a course of Cap. Augmentin 625 mg twice daily to be taken for 7 days. It is a combination of Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid and is very effective in such infections.
You can also take Syrup. Ascoril 2 teaspoons twice daily to reduce the coughing and drain the trapped mucus.
Hope this was helpful,

Patient replied :

Should I take antibiotics even though symptoms have decreased? Like I don't seem to be coughing as often nor have that much phlegm nor fever...Thanks!

Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 3 Days.

If symptoms have subsided you won't need antibiotics. You can just continue using cough syrup for you cough. Lymph node swelling should also subside as it was a reaction of the body to infection that had caused cough to you.
Hope it was helpful

Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian
Category: Select Speciality
MD, Internal Medicine - Stanley Medical School
Medical School - MBBS - Govt. Medical College, Kottyaam

Diagnostic Prediction - Stanford School of Medicine
Received Specialty training in Critical Care, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology from Stanley Medical College and in Endocrinology, Rheumatology.

Hematology and Geriatrics from Madras Medical College.
Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Make informed and better medical decisions.

We believe that getting medical questions answered and getting qualified opinions from certified Doctors should be easier.

Specialists from
UK, US, Ind,
Aus & NZ

48000+ consults
in 2015

98.1% Satisfied

100% Satisfaction

How it works

  • Submit question, upload files, if any
  • Consult is assigned to a specialist
  • Doctor replies, Mean response time: 2 hours
  • Intimation by email, ask follow-ups

Recommendations based on

About DoctorSpring.com

Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in News


Make informed and better medical decisions.

Close x

Your account has been deleted.

PS: You can unsubscribe from emails from DoctorSpring, by going to
Unsubscribe link provided in them.