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I have been having a cough and a lot of mucus in my lungs lately. No fever. I don't know if it's an infection or not because I don't have the typical taste that I usually taste when I got an infection and what I get up is clear. the only real reason I'm concerned it might be an infection is because the very first time when I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis I had these exact same symptoms and all of my doctors kept saying it was probably just allergies. but when I saw my pulmonologist they decided to do a chest x-ray and then CT which then gave him my diagnosis. the doctor then performed a bronchial scope and when he took samples the samples came back with an infection. I had not been running a fever and everything I could get up which at the time was pretty minimal was clear. he treated the infection with augmentin and between that and my breathing treatments I was golden. that was back around June or July 2018. since that time I have had a couple of infections that were very obvious and again Augmentin saved the day. I've talked to my pulmonologist and he wants to wait. I don't want to take an antibiotic if I don't need it for the obvious reasons but I'm also really sick of this cough and congestion.
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