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Heavy growth of Haemophilus influenzae

Posted by @jenblalock, Mon, Apr 9 6:37am

Good morning. I've been ill recently and after several visits to my Primary and different meds, finally ended up at my pulmonary who did a sputum culture. The culture showed "Heavy growth of Haemophilus influenzae" which isn't the flu but bacteria. He wrote that the Levaquin he prescribed should take care of it. They also did a chest xray in the beginning which did not show pneumonia and my chest sounded okay at last doctor visit. I have a constant cough that is no longer productive and am still not feeling well after 2 weeks. I've Googled the bacteria but the results are not clear to me. Has anyone else had this and is it anything to worry about or just a bug? Thanks in advance. My daughter and grandchildren were all sick also although they have recovered.

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@jenblalock
I have had hemophilus flu twice two winters in a row, that was 5 years ago. I guess its a bacteria that lives in us all but becomes a problem if it colonizers and takes over so to speak.
It certainly will wear you out for a couple of weeks.
I guess there is a vaccine out for it but I didn't feel comfortable getting it… I'm a little weary of vacines and I guess its only partially effective.
Hang in there you will get your strength back!
Shari

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@jenblalock
I have had hemophilus flu twice two winters in a row, that was 5 years ago. I guess its a bacteria that lives in us all but becomes a problem if it colonizers and takes over so to speak.
It certainly will wear you out for a couple of weeks.
I guess there is a vaccine out for it but I didn't feel comfortable getting it… I'm a little weary of vacines and I guess its only partially effective.
Hang in there you will get your strength back!
Shari

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@pfists Thanks for your input! I have company this week so will need to push myself to do things. I *think I'm on the mend but this stupid cough is so annoying!

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