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what do you use to treat pneumonia

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Al hallak
15 years experience Internal Medicine
E.coli PNA: ciprofloxacin or Levaquin usually works well . also Ceftriaxone IV or Ceftin (cefuroxime) oral works as well. we need to test the E.coli and find out ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
None: No vaccine given after a kid develops pneumonia will treat or cure it. If a kid receives a vaccine known to build immunity against a germ that causes ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Treatment of hyperkalemia involves a series of interventions. The first one is usually administration of ca gluconate IV to stabilize the heart. After ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
Treat or prevent?: When one has hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar (typically <70 mg/dl), the optimal treatment is to use a fast-absorbing quickly digested sugar (such as ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Generally nothing: Antiviral therapy for most of the viruses which cause myocarditis is not yet available. Support medically and hopefully recovery while rest and manag ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
17 years experience Pediatrics
Bronchitis: Bronchitis is a loose term thrown around to indicate chest infection. "Bronchitis" in children is a viral infection typically treated supportively. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on cause: Bronchitis can be viral or bacterial. Viruses take time to resolve. Bacterial infections can go away on their own, but sometimes needs antibiotics. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
RxUnderlying Problem: Peritonitis is almost always secondary to an underlying problem in the abdominal cavity such as appendicitis, a perforated ulcer, or diverticulitis; t ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course i ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tx: Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are another alternative. Ps ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
Sound hypersentivity: Too broad question. Cause of sensitivity? Treat the cause! trauma psychological or physical can trigger hyper response to stimuli , even though sound ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: For most sites located on open skin, over the counter products like tinactin (tolnaftate) (and others) are adequate treatment. If located in the scalp ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Hygeine/medication: Wear absorbant socks and change often. Let feet air out whenever possible. Dry thoroughly after a bathing. A small amount of powder in shoes may be he ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Topicals OK: The lotions available otc or by prescription are considered safe in pregnancy.So little of the material will enter the skin that none can effect the f ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Clindamycin: Clindamycin can by used to treat many type of infections including Acne, Bacterial infection of the vagina, Toxoplasmosis, dental infections, bone i ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Type of infection?: Really depends on the type of infection. 1: virus infection : usually do nothing (there are exceptions) 2: bacteria : antibiotics (choice depends on ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: It's never normal to have nocardiosis. It should always be treated.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Facilitate drainage!: Getting the sinuses to drain is the first step.You can facilitate this by using Normal Saline sprays (simply saline) or a nettie pot. Steam helps, too ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Wagner
22 years experience Pediatrics
Over the counter: Anti fungal creams such as clotrimazole are available over the counter. Apply 3 times daily until rash resolves and then continue for another 4 days. ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Many Treatments: There are a variety of things to try. Find out from your doctor if he has medications that are used for fibro such as savella, (milnacipran) Lyrica or ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No medication: Most "eye colds" termed conjunctivitis are due to viruses for which there is no specific treatment. We treat these with lubricating drops and hygiene ... Read More

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