I am on flucloxacillin at the moment which is not a 'chest infection type' antibiotic, but is it likely to have a preventative effect with my lungs? I feel as though i am getting a chest infection but REALLY dont like taking antibiotics and the idea of being on more than one makes me want to cry. My past expreience of being on the fluclox is that it often takes two or three courses to get me right, and if i'm getting a chest infection it wont hold off long enough for me to only be on them one at a time. My GP tried to find one that wouldnt interact with my theophylinne but couldn't. I assume there isnt much i can do to prevent getting a chest infection/things that i should particularily avoid?
also, does anyone else find that if they have an infection thats not on their chest it still affects their lungs? currently its my ear thats infected but i'm feeling more 'off' with my breathing. or is it possible that because im on a high dose of steroids, the fact that i feel like ive not got a chest infection yet could be wrong as symptoms could be masked a bit at first?
not sure if any of that makes sense, im absolutely shattered and im useless at writing when im tired! thanks for any insight!