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Do's and don’ts
Please contact your GP or return to the Emergency Department
If you have any general concerns or questions please seek to your GP in the first instance.
Please finish your course of antibiotics as prescribed by your treating team. However, while you will feel better after the antibiotics you may notice that you are not completely back to your usual self. While it is difficult to generalise, and you may get better more quickly, you should expect that after
We may ask your GP to request a repeat chest x-ray for you in six weeks’ time to ensure your lungs have cleared the infection. If not please check with your general practitioner to see if you might need a repeat x ray.
Ask your GP about the flu vaccine if you have a long term medical condition or are over 65 years.
For general medical advice please use the NHS website, the NHS 111 service, walk-in-centres, or your GP.
This information is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
This information is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
Publication Date: May 2021
Review Date: May 2023