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when can I go back to work after pneumonia

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1 week: As long as you are feeling better and have no fever, 1 week is a reasonable time to return to work. If you are not recovering follow up with your doct ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There is No definitive correct answer here, but your Treating provider would be able to best answer that question. Depending on the time and onset of ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably now, but...: Levofloxacin is for bacterial pneumonia, which is not a risk to your patients. If that's the only problem, you can return to work whenever you feel up ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Before: returning to work, please check with your doctor first. A follow up chest xray and blood tests may be needed. Pneumonia is a very serious illness ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Ask doc.: Pneumonia is a serious illness. Fatigue is common. You don't want to overexert, and need to rest to get allow the body to fight off infection quickl ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on how bad it was, and what kind of work you do. Usually 1-2 weeks is needed to make sure you are not contagious, and have healed adequately. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Pneumonia: This all depends upon what type of pneumonia you had, the severity, the therapy and how you are feeling. Generally a week should be sufficient if you ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Sure, if feel well: If you are feeling well, fever is gone, and you're not coughing a lot, there's no reason you cannot return to work. It won't affect you ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Rousseau
Specializes in Palliative Care
Pneumonia: I know this won't be the answer you want, but I don't know nearly enough to be able to tell you when you can return to work. It's best you ask the doc ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
44 years experience Pediatrics
No relationship: the medications and the low antibody tigers are not related.See your pediatrician to see if further blood work needs to be done to check for immunodef ... Read More
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