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Antibiotics

Antibiotics

I didnt think you were allowed anti biotics more than months apart and i dont understand flare ups the v shows a little cough thats stupid

A MyCOPDTeam Member

There is no way to compare the strength or efficacy of different meds by the prescribed dosage alone
Your Doc likely selected the Levaquin based on her experience and infection trends in your… read more

Why Are Antibiotics Bad For You When You Have Copd

Why Are Antibiotics Bad For You When You Have Copd

I have on a few occasions that we should nt take antibiotics when we have COPD. When I wAs in hospital with a chest infection and exasperation I was given excessive amounts of antibiotics to stop the infection. I would like to know why people are saying we shouldn't take them

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Your doctor is quite correct about too much of the Levaquin. Your body will built up an immunity to it after while. Doxycycline is a good sub for it.

Has Anyone Had A Tooth Extraction While Having Copd, Heart Disease And High Blood Presure

Has Anyone Had A Tooth Extraction While Having Copd, Heart Disease And High Blood Presure

Just wandering if its safe

A MyCOPDTeam Member

I just had a eye operation and it was fine , I wouldn`t worry to much .. just let them know all about you first .. and as always .. if you don`t feel comfortable go to someone else until you do .. you… read more

Was Diagnosed With Pneumonia, Put On Antibiotics, Didn't Work.

Was Diagnosed With Pneumonia, Put On Antibiotics, Didn't Work.

I called them and was told to drink more water and put myself on Mucinex, not a great deal of change, called again, no call back, I've been coughing since, no new appointments until January, what now?

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Thanks for that information, I'll be sure to pass this along when I see the people at disease control..

Heavy Nosebleeds And Nasal Congestion

Heavy Nosebleeds And Nasal Congestion

Diagnosed with severe COPD. NOT ON OXYGEN
Every morning I wake up my nose is blocked similar to hay fever. Then the mucus runs down my throat and I have to cough it up. Usually clear but sometimes thick and green
It has been called post nasal drip or rhinitis and I have a nasal spray which does not help. After an hour or so it more or less stops for the rest of the day but sometimes comes back and it feels like it is triggered by an allergy?
I also get heavy nose bleeds and I have had my nose… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member

@A MyCOPDTeam Member I've also begun using vicks under my nose at night before i go to bed.

Sputum Cultures

Sputum Cultures

Hi friends,
Has anyone been asked to do sputum cultures from their pulmonary doctor? What was the reason for this test.

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Usually it's because you have an infection that isn't responding to the usual meds. Sometimes they do them to see if you're developing something in your lungs. If you've been sick, they're probably… read more

Skin Tears

Skin Tears

Any suggestions for thin skin issues. My skin will tear from just about anything, even a wrong rub on a pillow. I know that the prednisone has a lot to do with that. I can't remember the last time that something on my body was not bandaged up with antibiotic ontiment. I have a couple that are so bad that I am taking oral antibiotics as well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Now, I’m back to suspecting prednisone. I have the spots and splotches and they’re not because I hit them on anything. I use Arnicare to speed up their fading.

I Have Emphysema And COPD. Now I Have Been Told I Have Long Covid. What Do I Expect To Feel And What Changes To Watch Out For.

I Have Emphysema And COPD. Now I Have Been Told I Have Long Covid. What Do I Expect To Feel And What Changes To Watch Out For.

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Great answers everone
DeborahBallard, is there any way you could get a nursing job that doesn’t tax your body so much? I know a RN who worked at a hospital during the height of the Covid crisis, then… read more