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A 34-year-old female asked:

Had lower left pneumonia march 4. right lung had some fluid. ct scan yesterday showed left lung clear. right small fluid and atelectasis. what now??

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Dr. William Simon
Integrative Medicine 32 years experience
Breathing exercises: Time now for deep breathing exercises or incentive spirometer for several weeks then recheck with chest X-ray. The atelectasis can occur from poor airflow in the area.
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Resolving pneumonia: Do you have an incentive spirometer to encourage deep breathing and expansion of the lung? You can buy them online, even from Amazon or a health supplies store/site. Blowing an instrument, singing, blowing up a balloon, and simple deep breathing exercises as well as being more active out of bed will help resolve it.
Dr. William Simon
Integrative Medicine 32 years experience
Blowing up balloons is a good option.
Apr 18, 2015

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