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How do you treat pnemonia

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Because: Because sometimes it is discovered too late. Sometimes what can happen is people think it is just a flu or a cold and never go to the doctor. By the t... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 47 years experience
Yes: Antibiotics are usually very successful to treat many pneumonias. Patients with lung cancer may be more complex to treat or may require longer treatm... Read More
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Yes: Being 80 doesn't mean no treatment: depends on the person. Pneumonia in lung cancer or during chemotherapy is not uncommon and is often successfully t... Read More
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
The best agent: To treat obstructing lung cancer is radiotherapy. While age alone is not a determinate, age is assoicated with morbidity of treatment. Pneumonia may ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Quinn
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Antibiotics: There are many treatments for pneumonia including antibiotics, breathing treatments, oxygen and sometimes hospitalization is needed.
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Antibiotics : Pneumonia is primarily treated with antibiotic medicine. Depending on the severity a patient may need other kinds of supportive care. This can range f... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Tx PNA.: Pneumonia is typically a bacterial infection, so antibiotics are the mainstay of treatment.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Antibiotics depends: It vis treated with antibiotics and the choice of antibiotics depends on whether it is nursing home aquired pneumonia, community aquired pneumonia, ho... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 21 years experience
Antibiotics: While some cases of pneumonia are caused by viruses and other pathogens, those caused by bacterial organisms respond well to antibiotics. Once the num... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Recheck: Go back for re-examination of your lungs. If the lungs are found to be normal (exam, oxygen saturation, CXR) then perhaps seeing a chiropractor for ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatric Pulmonology 18 years experience
Most likely: Amoxicillin has activity against the most common bacteria that cause pneumonia.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Pneumonia: Most likely your child will need antibiotics. There are also medicines that can help breathing, especially if there is wheezing, too. Please have her/... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Antibiotics: With antibiotics,but more importantly,the cause of the aspiration needs to be determined.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Minocycline is not a good choice for a bacterial pneumonia unless it is mycoplasma.

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