Urgent Help me to eliminate the return of infection after the treatment is completed immediately

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Please help me

I was 30 years old and worked as a teacher in education

I have a problem returning the infection immediately after a course of antibiotics 14 days

The amount of sputum per day is 1 liter and more

Do you advise me on medication as protection after the end of the course? What is the best medicine as protection?

Is it possible that every one writes the medicine that he uses and God heals you all?

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    Rahem, we're not doctors. Your description is of someone who needs to return to the doctor or call the doctor or nurse immediately. Just because one medicine works for me doesn't mean that it will work for you. As to your sputum, that's a prodigious amount, even in this forum. I would ask a lung soecialist to double check the diagnosis and prescribed meds.

    I hope you get some good help, and soon.

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    Hi Rahem,

    In my opinion you are not clearing the infection, you may need to have your specialist organise a sputum test. Through this pathology testing they can determine which antibiotic is the right one.

    It is also very important that you clear your lungs by some form of physiotherapy. Unfortunately antibiotics alone will not clear the infection.

    If I have a bout where I am continually having infection after infection my specialist will organise Hospital In the Home - which just means, having a nurse come to my home to administer antibiotics (stronger antibiotics) intravenously for a period of 5 - 10 days.

    Make an appointment with your specialist to discuss your infections.

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    Agree with Airtag. There is no one antibiotic that is guaranteed to treat all bacteria and sputum tests are not 100% reliable in detecting which bacteria you have (or not indicative at all for some like me who never give a readable sputum result).

    I take Azithromycin prophylactically but it does not stop all bacteria at all times so my pulmo recommends another antibi to be taken on top of that when I get an exacerbation of concern. Because my sputum is an unreliable indicator, this additional antibi has been a broad spectrum antibi levafloxacin. That has worked like a charm twice over the last 18 months of my present regime but I have finally recovered from my latest exacerbation of concern in which the Levafloxacin initially worked, but towards the end of the 14 day programme I started to feel unwell again. My pulmo switched me onto amoxycillin/clavulanic acid (another broad spectrum antib in the class of penecillins, rather than leveafloxacin's quinolone class). The amoc/clav has taken time to show any significant improvement but I feel fully recovered now (today is the final day of this secondary antibi dose). 

    So go back to the doc (hopefully a bronchiectasis specialist although immunologists are good at this stuff also) as suggested by airtag. 1 liter of sputum is way off the scale for me too! Under infection I might cough up as much 80ml when doing my physio (normal amount half that as a maximum) and possibly make that say 150ml if I include the casual (and for me not frequent) coughing during the rest of the day outside my physio session.

    Not sure what your final para means, but in the words of a previously well-known (in the UK at least) Irish comedian, "may your god go with you".

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    I agree with other postings. You need to find what works for you......none of us respond  in the same way. I take, like many, Azithromycin 3times a week prophylactically. Then for infection I take doxycycline. I used to take Amoxicillin for infection but that didn't work for me last time. We are all different & things change. Good luck. 

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    Hi Rahem, I too hope you can get some professional help. I've been struggling myself since the middle October. Thankfully I'm seeing my respiratory consultant tomorrow for some advice. I've taken a course of Co-Amoxiclav and just finishing Doxycycline. I have a feeling I'm in a minority because I have dry bronchiectasis.  

    Best wishes.  

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