I've recently had two courses of antibiotics for a chest infection that I couldn't get rid of. Finished last course a week ago. Phlegm colour has improved from yellow to clear, horrible nasal congestion has finally dried up, but I still have a cough. I am taking two extra puffs of Seretide per day as instructed by doctor. I took steroids before the antibiotics which opened the lungs but didn't affect the cough. Will the cough clear up in time? I feel that I'm never patient enough. Peak flow is normal.
How long does it take your cough to clear up after an infection? I accept it could have all been a horrible virus.