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does amoxicillin treat pneumonia

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Sadeh
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Pneumonia: Can be complicated. A single course of Amoxicillin may not treat pneumonia. This depends on many factors. If you are still coughing, short of ... Read More

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not really: The organism mycoplasma is not sensitive to amoxicillin.These organisms are resistant to the effects of penicillins and other beta-lactam antibiotics, ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on the cause of the pneumonia. A penicillin sensitive strain of s. Pneumoniae could be effectively treated with amoxicillin. You list "atyp ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: Walking pneumonia is not an actual clinical term. It generally means someone who has an infection in the lungs that is not severe enough to leave the ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Drinking is not a good idea for an adult in good health. You are underage, and sick with a serious infection, taking medication and it would bad for y ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Pneumonia: Usually, but not always, the symptoms would have begun turning around by now. Certainly, if they are not improving with in the next day or two, you sh ... Read More
A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Monitor: I would suggest a follow up or virtual appointment to reassess. He may seem tired for some time after the illness but he should not have any fever or ... Read More
A 8-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Pneumonia : What is your daughter' weight? Was she very ill, was admitted to a hospital? This seems like a high dose for a pediatric patient. But I don't know t ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: but the organism causing the pneumonia may be contagious, even though it does not cause pneumonia in the sibling. Pneumonia just means that an infect ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Just take Levaquin (levofloxacin) : There is no need to double on the two meds. Just take the Levaquin, (levofloxacin) which will also treat the sore throat, if it's bacterial. Otherwi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
All the same: These are all essentially the same. They would be effective for some types of pneumonia, but would not be the first choice if you were treating pneum ... Read More

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