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I HAVE MILD BRONCHIECTASIS ,WAS PUT ON AZITHROMYCIN ,ONE TABLET

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I HAVE MILD BRONCHIECTASIS ,WAS PUT ON AZITHROMYCIN ,ONE TABLET THREE TIMES A WEEK,IAM NOW BRINGING UP BUBBLY MUCUS ,IS THERE ANY OTHER TREATMENT I CAN HAVE,THIS CONDITION CAME OUT OF BLUE,I DON'T SMOKE,NEVER HAD TB,HAD THREE CHEST INFECTION'S IN THE WHOLE OF MY LIFE,IAM NOW SIXTY SEVEN.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 3 years ago.

Dr. P Jyoti :

I am Dr. P. Jyoti, MD. I promise to use my full experience and knowledge to provide answers specific to your question. Feel free to ask me anything.

Dr. P Jyoti :

hello would you like to chat on this?

Dr. P Jyoti :

when were you diagnosed with bronchiectasis?

Dr. P Jyoti :

hello

Dr. P Jyoti :

when were you diagnosed with bronchiectasis?

JACUSTOMER-n4tptq3d- :

the 20th march 2013

Dr. P Jyoti :

have you been having the azithromycin since then?

JACUSTOMER-n4tptq3d- :

yes

Dr. P Jyoti :

since when has the excess mucous started?

JACUSTOMER-n4tptq3d- :

after i was put on azithromycin

Dr. P Jyoti :

have you had tests like bronchoscopy?

Dr. P Jyoti :

or test for cystic fibrosis?

JACUSTOMER-n4tptq3d- :

not for cystic fibrosis ,what does bronchoscopy mean?

Dr. P Jyoti :

bronchoscopy is a test where a tube is run down your airway

Dr. P Jyoti :

i would suggest that you discuss these two tests with your doctor

Dr. P Jyoti :

test for cystic fibrosis is needed as it can be a cause of bronchiectasis

JACUSTOMER-n4tptq3d- :

i never had that done,had a lung scan,that showed the bottom of my lungs damaged,there is no cystic fibrosis in my family

Dr. P Jyoti :

ok

Dr. P Jyoti :

but i would advise you to discuss this with your doctor

Dr. P Jyoti :

since you do not have any history of tb or severe lung infection

Dr. P Jyoti :

bronchoscopic wash is needed to rule out fungus infections like aspergillosis

Dr. P Jyoti :

this can also lead to bronchiectasis

Dr. P Jyoti :

discuss these two with your doctor

Dr. P Jyoti :

not that you must have these tests, but discussing them will lead to an informed discussion

Dr. P Jyoti :

for the excessive washings, menthol steam inhalation will be helpful

Dr. P Jyoti :

also suck Vicks cough logenges or any hard sweets constantly, this will cause a constant flow of saliva and give you relief.

Dr. P Jyoti :

expectorants like Mucosolvan expectorant (OTC) 2 tsf three times daily can be helpful and you should discuss this with your doctor

Dr. P Jyoti :

these steps will lead to a solution for you

Dr. P Jyoti :

Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.

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I hope my answer has helped you gain more knowledge and confidence about your problem and in knowing what to discuss with your doctor.

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Dr.P.Jyoti, MD.

Dr. P Jyoti :

do you have any further questions?

JACUSTOMER-n4tptq3d- :

will discuss this with my doctor. thank you

Dr. P Jyoti :

glad to help

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Take care - hope this advise helps you and keeps you safe.

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Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 3 years ago.
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I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help?

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Do write back to me if you have any follow up questions,

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