Chest Infection??

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Hi to all,

Three weeks ago i went to see G.P who said i had cracklin in one of my lungs and a chest infection 2 lots of Antibiotics later now had it for 5 weeks still not any better

it keeps coming bk think i feel better n wham it hits

like a brick.

I have had a copd test the other week n i go for the result tuesday but what about my chest think i need to go see G.P again.

I think i need Steroids.

I will post result of copd test.


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    Ask to have your sputum cultured.  Actually, politely demand it based upon the ineffectiveness of the antibiotics you have already been given.  The culture will allow the identification of the bug living in your lungs and a proper choice of antibiotic can then be given to you.

    Hope it gets easier for you soon


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      Hi Dawn,

      I can only have like Erythomycin antibiotics as i am 

      allergic to penacillin and doc gave me Deoxycline n they gave me serve Thrush.

      I am also Diabetic which my bs will have hit the foof

      n have a new grandaughter i cant see cus of this.

      I do not want to pass anything on cus shes only small.

      I have two appointments tuesday will make another to see G P on tuesday too.


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      Oh, and I forgot to share that there is a mouth rinse your doctor can prescribe and pills also for thrush and yeast.  There are also natural remedies to keep you balanced.

      I went for 3 or 4 years continually on antibiotics twice a month because the infection came back even before a round of antibiotics had finished.  That was when I discovered that my sputum could be cultured and it turned out that what was living in my lungs could have never been killed by all the various antibiotics I had taken.  

      Just keep the possibility in mind for future reference.

      Take care and hope you can be around your littLet one soon!


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