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Old 03-09-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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coughing after getting over the flu

In the past week I was knocked on my butt with the flu- i have gotten better but i am left with inflamed lungs that causes me to cough most ofthe day and night (I have asthma for many years- usually take Flovent and didn't need a rescue inhaler until i got this flu); I don't want to take Prednisone although when I was younger it was a magic pill that helped open my lungs and relieve my cough. When I took prednisone 10 years ago it made me extremely jittery and now that I am older (65), i know that the side effects would be worse. I am using my rescue inhaler and my flovent. Does anybody have any suggestions for this cough or will i ultimately need Prednisone to deal with the lung inflammation. Thank in advance for any and all suggestions.