Hi, wondered if anyone could give me some advice?
I've had a virus for a couple of months now, which has recently developed into a hideous cough, with fits where I just can't stop coughing, which not suprisingly sets off my asthma. I've already been to the doctor once (I saw a locum), hoping that they could give me something to stop the coughing, but apparently not. The advice I got was ""You've not got a chest infection, have some antibiotics just in case & take your inhaler (Ventolin) more often"". Admittedly I've not taken the antibiotics as I got the impression they were just to make me go away.
Currently I'm only on the reliever, but I'm going back on Thursday, hoping to get a short course of a preventer to keep me going until I've got rid of the cough.
Now, I don't have huge confidence in my doctor (I had previously asked for an alternative to Ventolin because of the side effects & been told there was nothing, which I've since found out from here isn't true) so I was wondering if anyone could help me with anything specific that I should be asking for?
Thanks for your help