I keep getting chest infections, having had 4 since October 2012. Each time it is treated with antibiotics and clears up, however, I seem to pick up another within just a few weeks. I use symbicort, montelukast and ventolin to control my asthma, and doxycycline for chest infections (because I am allergic to penecillin and erythromycin). My doctor says that my asthma is under control as it doesn't seem to be affected by the chest infection to a risk level.
The doctor has examined my chest and it looks normal, and I have had spirometry tests which showed no changes in my asthma and no blockages. The doctor is not sure why I keep picking them up, but has advised that the complications are developing COPD or bronchitis in the future if I keep getting chest infections.
Does anyone else have this problem and any advice on how to get well?