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I was diagnosed with a chest infection last Wednesday and

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I was diagnosed with a chest infection last Wednesday and prescribed an antibiotic and predneslone (I do have asthma, but it is under control) however I have taken meds and am no better . Advice please.
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: Not allergic to anything. Daily meds. Atorvastatin, Letrozole and Omeprazole. Fostair.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Not in connection with this particular problem
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SS replied 7 days ago.

Greetings,

Thank you for your question.

I will try my best to help you.

I will answer in a moment/request for further information.

Expert:  Dr. SS replied 7 days ago.

How old are you?

Did you have any test?

Which antibiotic are you taking?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
68. Amoxicillin . Didn’t have any tests. Cold just turned into infection but three weeks now. Not in any danger but it’s very debilitating
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Satisfied to discuss here
Expert:  Dr. SS replied 7 days ago.

What are your symptoms now?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Head cold, wheezing, some coughing. Catarrh, runny nose
Expert:  Dr. SS replied 7 days ago.


Please wait.

I am writing the answer.

Thank you for your patience.

Expert:  Dr. SS replied 7 days ago.

Thank you for waiting.

I am very sorry for your symptoms.

I understand your concern.

Antibiotic can take some time to act.

It can take 2-3 days too to have its full effect.

When you are taking it for so long, I feel you need a review by doctor.

The antibiotic may not be working or there can be a complication.

A few tests or blood work would be needed.

You can take paracetamol meanwhile.

You can keep the room warm & humidified.

It would ease breathing.

I hope this information will be helpful.

If you have any query, please feel free to ask.

Your satisfaction is my goal.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. SS replied 7 days ago.

You are welcome.Thank you for allowing me to assist you.Please do not forget to leave a 5 star rating before signing out. You can see the rating button on the upper corner. Without positive rating I will not get the credit for helping you today.You can ask question on the topic after rating.Wish you healthy life.Best wishes.