Hi all, I started with the flu 3 weeks ago. Doctor gave me steroids in the second week as I was still coughing. last week she gave me antibiotics as she heard "crackling" on my lungs. The last few days I have found swallowing difficult because of a really sore and inflamed throat. I was diagnosed with early stages of COPD last year and wondered if it usually takes this long to kick infections?
She also prescribed a "Fostair" inhaler, which I haven't been able to use yet due to the infection, has anyone had any experience of this type of inhaler. I have tried a few powder inhalers, all off which made me ill, so I have been managing just with "Ventolin"