I have Bronchiectasis. I cough all day & expel thick green mucous. Today, again I was refused antibiotics by my French GP, citing I did not have all the symptoms of an exacerbation, temperature, difficulty breathing, plus he could not hear crackling in my lungs. He said coughing was normal, take honey & a nasal spray. He & another GP tell me that if I take too many antibiotics, then when I really need them, they will not work.
A Bronchiectasis specialist recommended co-amoxiclav as a therapy which I have taken in the past and successfully gave me respite for 6 weeks.
My question is whether there is a definitive definition of an Exacerbation & whether others have been refused antibiotics.
My thoughts were to take co-amoxiclav when cough is worse until the drug no longer helps. Any thoughts very welcome.