Posted by: Lorenzo | 2018/08/21


Need help with a recurring tight chest

About a month ago I had the flu and recovered but it left me with a terrible cough and phlegm so I have asthma and about a week ago I had a bad tight chest and the doctor said it's bronchitis I received prednisone and amoxicillin antibiotic from the doctor it helped for about a week but I'm still sitting with a cough phlegm and a bad tight chest

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Asthma Expert
- 2018/08/23

What you might have is a post-bronchitic syndrome where there is still sensitivity and reactivity of the airways and the cough can last for 6 to 8 weeks.  This should settle down.  If it doesn't, then one needs to look for an alternative diagnosis, for example, persistent asthma.  Your doctor can help.

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Posted by: Phoenix | 2018/08/29

I am a born asthmatic. A while back (and I mean well over 6 months ago) i came down with flu and within a couple of weeks down with bronchitis. Since then my sinuses (I take sinupret for this) have gone nuts and are out of control. To top things off, I have a permanent cough which switches from tight to lose. I also have a constant wheeze in my chest - more noticeable at night when trying to sleep. Have you got any suggestions of what I could try? Despite the above I am not struggling to breathe - although I am using my asthma pump way to often which cannot be good.

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