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Hi all, I used to have regular sputum samples years ago and the Dr then would prescribe the correct antibiotic. Which was fine. I absolutely thought after years I could tell whether there was infection there or not. How wrong. I now have pseudomonas. Been on neb colomycin for 3 weeks and my sputum looks fine, but still harbours pseudomonas. Please please, if you have bronchiectisis have the sputum checked regularly. It is actually stated in NHS guidelines that patients like us should have this routinely and GPs dont do it. You wouldn't know if pseudomonas is present and it appears that the earlier you find it and start treating it then the better the outcome. Also GPs should give you 750mg for 14 days initially before waiting to see a specialist
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