A 68-year-old male asked:
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my dad has pneumonia right now. he has medications to control the coughing but still it is persistent. also a tortous aorta has been noted in his x ray. would there be any serios risks? it's almost two weeks already.

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Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Not to aorta: Torturous aortas occur as we age. As long as the pneumonia is being treated then there are few risks
Answered on Jan 1, 2016
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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Cough is a symptom: Cough is symptom of many respiratory conditions it helps to get rid of the phlegm&it is not advisable to suppress it completely.It is a symptom of Pneumonia which can be caused by many different organisms,Viruses,Bacteria,other organisms of several kinds.Most Pneumonias are treated with appropriate Antibiotics&supportive care like increased fluids&cough meds.As Pneumonia clears the cough will too
Answered on Jan 1, 2016

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