I wonder if anyone can help me please..
My husband is currently out in Africa for a few months. He has told me over the last couple of weeks he has been having difficulties breathing as well as a persistent cough. Last week, he went to hospital where he had to do a sputum test. Unfortunately, they don't have any x-ray machines where he is situated.
Apparently, the sputum test revealed that my husband has the onset of asthma. (He has never had any breathing difficulties like this before.) I am concerned because the doctor over there prescribed him 1 month's worth of Ventolin tablets and 1 month's worth of Septerin, which I understand is an antibiotic.
My husband has been coughing a lot, especially at night and has a blocked nose so I'm guessing the antibiotics are to clear up an infection perhaps? However, what worries me the most is taking antibiotics with Ventolin for a whole month. Can you take antibiotics for a month? I'm worried it will cause him harm in the long run. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
A very concerned wife