Thanks for your query at DoctorSpring.
Your symptoms are suggestive of an exacerbation of COPD. These exacerbations are usually due to bacterial infection, hence a course of antibiotics are warranted.
A course of azithromycin must help. Along with it, do take a cetrizine for reducing the post nasal drip.
I'd urge you to continue your daily dose of symbicort. Being copd, do enquire with your physician/pulmonologist regarding a vaccination for pneumococcal and influenza vaccines. These are the most common cause of exacerbations for copd patients. I'd strongly recommend you to take both before influenza season.
I too concur with your doc that these infections warrant antibiotics for resolution.
Wishing you a speedy recovery, I would be glad to answer any follow-up queries.
Regards, Dr. Jacob George P. MD, FCCP
Patient replied :
I need a prescription for the azithromycin. Can you call it in To the local Rite Aid here in Manchester Vermont. (802) 362-2230.
I have already had the vaccination for pneumococcal and influenza. I always take my daily dose of symbicort.
What I need is The prescription so I can get started.
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