After at least 3 years of a chronic and often wet cough, and before I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis, I was given a long round of doxycycline to treat an infection in my lung (i was told the was a staph infection) and then to help suppress my chronic cough. It worked for about three months and then my cough returned. I went in for another sputum test, which led to the diagnosis of mrsa colonization in my lung. In the mean time, I was given a diagnosis of a mild case of bronchiectasis. Now the only treatment that I'm being given for my condition is to use a nebulizer machine and an acapella flutter valve twice a day, for what the pulmonologist refers to as "lung hygiene". It does seem to help, but just recently my cough is getting worse again. What can I be treated with if I'm resistant to treatment with antibiotics? I think that my years of GERD may have caused the bronchiectasis. I've been taking omeprazole for many years and just added pepcid at my doctors suggestion to help with any asymptomatic acid reflux, especially while sleeping.
How can I be treated when I have colonized MRSA in my lung. Doctors say I'm antibiotic resistant?
- 28 Jun 2018 by Chrissie Petitt
- 28 June 2018
- infections, cough, gastroenteritis, doxycycline, bronchiectasis, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infection, doctor, chronic, antibiotics, diagnosis, lungs, lung
I just read a post that described a woman's experience in treating the same exact condition, but I am not sure if I can paste the link for you. Read the comments for more insight.
Honestly, I have had the MRSA colonies in my nasal cavity decide to go out exploring to give me a lovely full body breakout with all kinds of interesting things that no doctor knew how to treat for 1/2 a year. I am allergic to quinolones so ciprofloxacin was out, but others like vancomycin and bactrim worked well, but took some time. I would think that being in your lungs they would typically want a more aggressive approach such as IV administration. Very often you will see some combination of these broad spectrum antibiotics sometimes with older therapies in conjunction as well. The only time I have ever been prescribed doxycycline was for 4 months long therapy to knock out Lyme Disease most notably and minor short term uses of at all. I typically do not take antibiotics unless pathology reports were done to determine if I in fact had a bacterial infection vs viral and perhaps fungal...
Please, get a second opinion... it never hurts...
- Doxycycline Information for Consumers
- Doxycycline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Doxycycline (detailed)
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