Suffering from asthma and chest infection, please help
My husband is suffering from asthama.He regularly inhale seroflo250(twice a day with two puff each) and levolin(sos).But for the last two yrs he is suffering with chest infection in addition in rainy season. Last year he admitted in hospital. How I take care of him in this year ?
Hello.welcome.Asthmatic patients have tendency for recurrent bouts of chest infection.Try to avoid getting infection by staying away from people having infection,keeping a handkerchief tied around his nose and mouth whenever outdoors and most importantly whenever he gets some throat or chest infection he should be given a course of antibiotics in consultation with your physician.Try to get rid of infection immediately lest it becomes big.good luck.
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