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Question: Chest infection smoking and asthma


 donnlaw3 - Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:36 am

my husband aged 43 smokes 20 a day......lives on inhalers for his asthma...and is now presenting with frequent reoccuring chest infections which he takes antibiotics and steroids for....however on this occasion, he isnt responding...he's coughing , very tired, walking from one room to another is an effort....but he is still smoking. I am at my wits end and don't know which way to turn.....any advice
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:48 am

User avatar Hello,
It's obvious your husband needs to stop smoking. However, he may also need an antibiotic switch and/or a dose modification in his asthma treatment. A culture and sensitivity test will help suggest the best antibiotic to use. You should consult with his doctor on the possibilities above.

Regards,

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