I always take both Susie and let your nurse know you have. If I'm no better 3 or 4 days after finishing meds I get onto the nurse again. Don't take any chances. BTW, my sats are always pretty good even when I can barely breathe, I'm known as a "retainer".
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Encourage people at risk of having an exacerbation to respond quickly to the symptoms of an exacerbation by:
Starting oral corticosteroid therapy (unless contra-indicated) if increased breathlessness interferes with activities of daily living.
Starting antibiotic therapy if their sputum is purulent.
Adjusting bronchodilator therapy to control symptoms.
Give people at risk of exacerbations a course of antibiotic and corticosteroid tablets to keep at home. Monitor the use of these drugs and advise people to contact a healthcare professional if their symptoms do not improve.
Hope this helps! Libby x