The doctor said the infection is responding well to the antibiotic but there's inflammation. He did a chest x-ray. He said my lungs are beautiful...very normal. Then he added that I have gas. Well, I didn't need an x-ray for that bit of information.Anyway, I got a steroid shot, a refill of my antibiotic, and some cough "pearls." I was surprised that it wasn't in liquid form. I hope I get over this mess soon; I'm sore from coughing.