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My name is ***** *****. I had bronchitis last month and

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My name is ***** *****. I had bronchitis last month and pulmonologist thought sinusitis. Had CT of sinuses that was neg. WBC were elevated to 14,000. Had 2 rounds of antibiotics and prednisone. Still have non-productive cough and shortness of breath especially with exertion. Also having sinus type headache and chest discomfort (not pain like with cardiac problems). Spiking low grade temps followed by profuse sweating. Malaise. Used CPAP nightly. Not sure who I should see or what I need to do. Use Astepro nasal spray and Qvar inhaler BID.
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Customer: Have not had a chest x-ray. I feel like I have congestion in my lungs. No wheezing now. Have had history of asthmatic bronchitis, 1/2 X year, since had pneumonia in 2000.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

You may have underlying lung inflammation.

Interstitial lung disease can present like this.

Even a lung infection resistant to antibiotic is possible

Fungal infection also possible.

Hence you do need a lung CT scan and sputumeculture for further evaluation.

A lung specialist should be consulted with.
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