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Posted by: Thando | 05/04/2019

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Persistent cough since September 2018

The cough comes and goes since September 2018 but beginning of this year it has been disturbing my sleep and Sometimes during the day,I’m 15 weeks pregnant and my OB has prescribed amoxicillin,is it safe and can it help with the cough.

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Posted 25/04/2019

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Amoxicillin is an antibiotic and most probably given for a chest infection. It could be acid coming up your food pipe and irritating your voice box. You could try some antacids for this. Is it not a chronic post-nasal drip?
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