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A 49-year-old female asked:

what is the best way to treat pneumonia from home? i have been sick for a week now with lots of chest congestion. possibly pneumonia. i don't have a job and am new to the town i'm in so don't have money to pay a doctor. i have been resting as much as poss

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
If : If you have fever, shortness of breath, worsening cough then you must go to the emergency room. You will not be turned away. If you do have pneumonia it can be life threatening and you will need treatment. If you present to a county hospital they should be able to assist you as far as financial issues are concerned. Also they should be able to give you a list or free or low cost clinics in your area where you can be seen for diabetes and hypertension. All the best.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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