← Return to Azithromycin, Ethanbutol, & Rifampin Drug Therapy for MAC

Discussion
Comment receiving replies
@sueinmn

I am so happy to hear you have a team dealing with this – it is the best approach, especially if they are in communication with one another.
One way to produce sputum, which I needed to use during treatment, was to nebulize with 10% saline solution under supervision of the pulmonology nurse. Man, it was irritating, but I was able to produce enough for a good culture. Near the end, she would also do a little manual percussion on my back to help me along.
Sue

Jump to this post


Replies to "I am so happy to hear you have a team dealing with this - it is..."

Do you think one needs to nebulize if you can get up sputum?? I know I have some impacted areas in the lower lobes, even after surgery. Do you think it needs to be done every day if I also do chest percussion and the aerobica twice a day? I haven't had to take the big 3 so far because I'm so allergic to antibiotics.
I live in upstate NY. How do you find a pulmonology nurse?
Any replies are much appreciated.
Ellen