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Can i take medicinal therapies to treat a legionnaires' disease?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Legionnaires' disease is an infection with a legionella bacteria that causes a pneumonia. It is transmitted in a waterborne fashion, often from cooling towers, humidifiers and such. It is not spread person-to-person. It is treated with antibiotics if found, usually Levofloxacin or azithromycin.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
No: You need a pulmonologist asap there is effective medication.

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Can I take effective herbal therapies to treat a legionnaires' disease?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No.: Legionnaires' is caused be a bacteria and is potentially fatal. I applaud those wanting to try to find natural remedies for infections - sinusitis and bronchitis are ones that mostly don't need antibiotics. The big 'l' is different. Get treated by a doctor. The later you delay appropriate treatment, the higher risk of complications and dying from the disease. Good luck.

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