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14 Jul 2008

Can I treat this at home
Dear Doc

I have not been feeling well for the last 4 days. Typical flu symptoms and a very sore lungs. My lungs hurt/burn when I breathe and I feel short of breath. The worst symprom is a severe pain between my shouler blades, which I assume is related to the chest infection.

I have some nebuliser meds at home and I have just hired a machine. I am taking Advil CS for the pain and ACC200. I am a asthmatic who is dependant on cortisone to control the astma.

Is the treatment at home sufficient. At what point do I need a doctors examination and will I get better without antibiotics ? Since flu is viral, I dont think I need anything else like antibiotics.

I just feel really ill and short of breath.

Thank you
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Belinda
I think you should see your doctor - you may need adjustment of your asthma medication and may need antibiotics preventatively.
Dr bets
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