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I have severe COPD and hospitalised a few months ago with a chest infection. Any preventive meds I should take?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Inhalers...

The treatment for COPD consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as oxygen, if your oxygen level is low enough to warrant this therapy.
The best thing to do to prevent infection is to quit smoking and wash your hands very frequently. Avoid being around people with acute airway infections as much as possible.

In brief: Inhalers...

The treatment for COPD consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as oxygen, if your oxygen level is low enough to warrant this therapy.
The best thing to do to prevent infection is to quit smoking and wash your hands very frequently. Avoid being around people with acute airway infections as much as possible.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Check with Doc

Severe COPD means you need a specialist! pneumovax/influenza are a must!

In brief: Check with Doc

Severe COPD means you need a specialist! pneumovax/influenza are a must!
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Christian Maluf
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

Besides usual medications for COPD best prevention is avoid smoking, there is a new medication fda approved to prevent exacerbation , called roflumilast or Daliresp it may decrease exacerbation up to 17 percent.

In brief: Yes

Besides usual medications for COPD best prevention is avoid smoking, there is a new medication fda approved to prevent exacerbation , called roflumilast or Daliresp it may decrease exacerbation up to 17 percent.
Dr. Christian Maluf
Dr. Christian Maluf
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