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Shortness of breath, chest congestion, chronic bronchitis. Taking albuterol sulphate inhaler. Treatment?

Hi Doctor, About 2 weeks ago I was feeling shortness of breath (and chest congestion) and went to see a doctor. They suspected that I may have chronic bronchitis (I do smoke 2 packets of cigarettes a day for over 30 years). They first put me on a treatment of Prednisom (10mg tablets). For the last 10 days I was on Ciprofloxacin (2 - 500mg tablets a day). I have completely stopped smoking for the last 9 days, but still have shortness of breath when doing minor physical activities. The doctor did prescrible me with an Albuterol Sulphate handheld inhaler . My work is physical in nature, and I have been lucky that work has been slow for the past 2 weeks. I am worried that once business picks up I will have difficulty in doing my job because of the physical nature of my work. Is there something else I can discuss with my doctor to help reduce this shortness of breath so that I can continue working at my job. Thank you
Asked On : Fri, 30 Mar 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
this can be allergy or copd due to smoking you can confirm by xray chest
but you eed to stop smoking to prvent further complications
you can add antiallergy tab montelucast 10 mg bd
liquid antacid and bronchodilater syp and inhaler sos
till you get correct diagnosis and rx
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