Has anyone experienced this and any advice

For the past 2 weeks Ive been on antibiotics 4 times each time my sputum turned green and then back to white or clear then when antibiotics we’re gone back to green within a couple days.. can’t seem to stop the cycle have been on three different antibiotics and steroids also


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  • Janet Plank moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Hi Bigbird
    It’s been a few weeks since you shared. How are you doing now?

    I’m excited that you are getting the repeat sputum cultures. I say this because there are people who have never heard a sputum culture. I always like to tell people to have this done. This is what has told my doctors a few that I had pneumonia. Sputum cultures also tell what kind of infection a person may have.

    Do they switch antibiotics when the other doesn’t work? I sure hope you are feeling better. Please update and let us know how you are doing.

    Janet (site moderator)

  • Bigbird author
    1 month ago

    It has been over a course of 2 months not weeks . Hasn’t said as of yet just started antibiotics for the fourth time.. if it does it again I may need to push the issue I guess..

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    1 month ago

    Hi again, Bigbird and thanks for the clarification. Two months is different than 2 weeks, that’s for sure. However, some might say that 4 courses of antibiotics within a 2-month time frame needs further assessment. You will have to decide how to proceed next after this round of medication. Enjoy the weekend! Leon (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    1 month ago

    Hi Bigbird and thanks for your post and question. While I’m hopeful others will respond with their own personal anecdotal experiences, I was wondering what your prescribing physician has said about this recurring condition/cycle you describe? Leon (site moderator)

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