I have had chest infection 3 times this year. I was given change of antibotics and that helped. What is the best ways to stop that coming back ?
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Oh gosh, wouldn't we all like to know the answer to that one!!
A lot will depend on your particular lung problem and circumstances, whether you smoke etc. Did you send in sputum for culture and did anything show up?
All you can do is avoid anyone who has an infection, wash hands frequently, take any prescription meds as instructed, eat well, exercise as much as you can, use cold and flu blocker, and keep your fingers crossed!
Y Not. Just out of interest . . what are your emergency meds?
Doxycycline & Prednisolone - 7 day supply. Unusually (for me) I did the sensible thing and, having just taken the third dose I have finally got out of bed feeling a lot better (sore lungs, banging head etc but still better).
Usually, I attempt at "working from home" (an option for me) and spend 12 hours in from of a PC until my brain is fried, the waste basket is full of tissues and I've managed to spill water everywhere whilst taking tablets ... and two weeks later I'm still moaning about being poorly!
Without the Emer.Meds I would have managed to get to see a Dr today and started the course probably this evening! Worth having them for times like this
Wish I knew the answer to that one. Apart from moving to somewhere warmer I have done everything recommended and still have had at least six infections this year. I have not had a single cold but the bugs that have taken up residence in me (haemophilus and streptococcus) just will not stay dead after antibiotics. I am nervous about tempting fate but since I came off Seretide and had co-amoxiclav for the last one I have had sixteen weeks (not that I'm counting or anything!) free of infection. It's maybe just coincidence but it might be a good idea to change inhalers occasionally - give the lungs a wee surprise - "oh, what's this coming down the tubes?Better behave for a while".
I've only had 2 chest infections in 8 years, so I'm either very lucky or doing something right (for a change 😂). Diet, exercise, BMI, hygiene, Vicks First Defence, Cold and Flu Block etc. The only thing that I would add is that I have several cups of lemon, raw honey and ginger every day. Honey is a natural antibiotic and ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory. Works for me! 😊😊😊