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A 40-year-old female asked about a 26-year-old male:

taking amoxicillin and doxy for pneumonia. is it ok to take prednisone as well ? i know it helped with my cough before ?

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Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 27 years experience
Only if prescribed by your Doctor. If not, you’re putting yourself at risk for a gastrointestinal bleed, worsening the infection and side effects from the steroids.

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My babys throat is red, shes been coughing, and she sounds hoarse, should I call the doctor?

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Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of bacterial pneumonia?

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A 25-year-old female asked:

My 1month old baby has gurgling sound when she breathes, its like she has phlegm, but she doesn't have cough or cold, its worst at night what could it be?

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Dr. Sabina Ben-Zion
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Can be normal: Babies often have a congested sound because they breathe through their nose and can't blow their noses. Your baby may also have some milk/formula in back of throat that she is not clearing or coughing like adults would. As long as your baby is not having labored breathing, and it is not interferring with her eating or sleeping, treat it as just a noise.

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