Cough is back

Hello all. I now have a persistent cough with stuff coming up. As I reported back in June, I was taken off of antibiotics (I had been on them for 7 yrs). I had been doing well, but now the cough is back. I think I may have caught it from a six yr old neighbor. We usually walk our dogs together and try to socially distance, but being only 6, she would drift in close to me at times. She got very sick with a bad cough and very infected throat. Against my better judgement, I still walked with her. Anyway, my dr had prescribed me an antibiotic to keep on hand in case of an exacerbation. Not sure whether to start taking that or go back on my tobramycin in case it is mac or pseudo trying to come back. This cough could also be from my daughter's cat (she moved in with me at the end of June in may be allegic). What to do, what to do???

@windwalker

Rita, I have been cooking up new recipes in the kitchen. My daughter now lives with me and she loves to eat. I sold my boat this summer and turned the boat lot into a garden with both veggies and flowers. My daughter loves gardening and yardwork so we putz in the yard daily. I am teaching her how to propagate plants. She has been painting colorful flower pots for me, and we have created a colorful 'happy place' in our new garden space. I took in a puppy this past June and she takes up some time between playing with her and walking her. I am about to set up a spare room and turn it into an art studio. I am hoping that will inspire me to get back to my artistic roots. I am essentially trying to make my home an even better oasis since we must spend more time here due to covid. I stay busy.

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Even a pandemic can have a silver lining. Spending quality time with your daughter is a plus. The temperature here barely reaches 60 degrees all day so sadly my outdoor activity is limited to short dog walks.

I hope your cough is better. I have concluded that my excess mucus is a cold. How I caught a cold while staying a long distance from everyone and washing my hands every time I come in is a mystery.

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@megan123

Hi Terry…is it time to get a sputum sample…. can this be allergies?..is soutum coloured or clear?.

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Hi Jennifer. Pretty sure what I have going on is allergies to the animals in my house. I was doing very well until animals moved in. My nose runs constantly, my eyes itch, sneezing my head off, and coughing up stuff……The color of what I was coughing up had been clear, but as of today; it is starting to take on color. I am going to see about getting that med that Lori suggested to feed the cat to convert it's saliva protein to something less noxious. Plus, I think I need my own room to myself. My daughter and both animals pile into my bed every night and sleep. Although we all love the togetherness, I think I need to sleep alone. (although I know that is impossible as my dog will not separate from me.) But, I can at least eliminate the cat.

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@migizii

In reply to Teri-I am experiencing daily significant allergy symptoms even though we have already experienced a few times of frost; along with the feeling of increased mucus that I can’t get out (I’ve always been a dry cough person-reason why I have a vest). I don’t seem to be feeling bad, but do I need to be concerned about bacteria build up? What do you think? Thx for listening and hope things improve quickly for you😊

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migizii, Are you on antibiotics at the moment?

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@windwalker

Hi Jennifer. Pretty sure what I have going on is allergies to the animals in my house. I was doing very well until animals moved in. My nose runs constantly, my eyes itch, sneezing my head off, and coughing up stuff……The color of what I was coughing up had been clear, but as of today; it is starting to take on color. I am going to see about getting that med that Lori suggested to feed the cat to convert it's saliva protein to something less noxious. Plus, I think I need my own room to myself. My daughter and both animals pile into my bed every night and sleep. Although we all love the togetherness, I think I need to sleep alone. (although I know that is impossible as my dog will not separate from me.) But, I can at least eliminate the cat.

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Terri sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well. Maybe an air purifier in your bedroom so you can all still sleep together😊

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@windwalker

migizii, Are you on antibiotics at the moment?

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No, I’m not on any antibiotics. I just got a covid test today as we were having a state wide event. I feel fine except for the symptoms mentioned, but thought it doesn’t hurt to check that out. My mucus is generally clear with little round hard pieces, occasionally (sorry to be graphic…yuck)…..thanks for asking…..

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