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A 37-year-old female asked:

Have pnemonia am a health care aid have stabbing pain in chest and back when coughing only been two days when should i return to work?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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 quickly. Talk to your doc and ask about light duty. Aids work really hard, and you should not go back to full duty yet.

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Last updated Mar 18, 2016

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