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Which antibiotic caused the horrible reaction the last time?
What type of reaction did you have?
I had asked for additional information and have not heard back.
The usual treatment is what you have received in the past - antibiotics along with a short course of oral steroids. The antibiotics would be appropriate even if the only issue is a persistent sinus infection, but if there also is a bronchitis or pneumonia, then the antibiotics would also need to cover the lungs. However, since you had a reaction when antibiotics were last used, it would be appropriate to use a different regimen. It would require knowledge of the antibiotic to which you reacted the last time to be able to say which antibiotics would usually be considered next.
Since all of the antibiotics would require a prescription, it would be appropriate for you to be seen by your doctor. If you are having significant shortness of breath, then it would be appropriate for you to be seen urgently.