A 29-year-old female asked:
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why am i given a 2nd antibiotic for pneumonia even though have no cough, no fever? should i take it? recent quit smoking. chest pain/short of breath.

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Pneumonia: You have not provided enough info to allow an intelligent comment. If you have questions about the manner in which you are being treated and cannot get straight answers from the doctor you are seeing it might be very beneficial for you to get a second opinion. If you can contact an infectious diseases expert that might be the best avenue.
Answered on Feb 22, 2016
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: A virtual appointment and review of your medical history with recommendations can be scheduled online to better assist you. In the meanwhile, continue to take your medications as prescribed and if you have shortness of breath/pain a follow up to rule out other causes should be arranged. One condition may be bronchospasm/asthma.
Answered on Apr 22, 2015

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