I have been dealing with a viral chest infection since last Friday. When I was seen it was thought to be viral upper respiratory as I had a hoarse voice. No crackles on my lungs (recurring pneumonia has been a problem) and no wheezy sounds. No meds given.
Slowly the tightness is improving but I seem to be stuck at a slight tightness, a little breathlessness walking up the stairs which exacerbates the tightness feeling and a fair bit of sticky clear mucus when coughing.
My oxygen levels are 99% so I'm doubting whether the mucus is connected to an asthma exacerbation or whether the mucus is due to the viral infection. If it was asthma would I not get 99%?
I'm asking as I don't know whether to continue with Symbicort SMART regime having 12 doses a day.
How long does it take to get well after a viral infection? I'm used to IV antibiotics when I have a chest infection she says wearily and with a dry sense of humour!
Amy insight, help or advice would be fab.