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Doctor insights on: Antibiotics To Treat Pneumonia

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Dr. John Leander Po
1,117 doctors shared insights

Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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What's the best antibiotic choice to treat pneumonia?

What's the best antibiotic choice to treat pneumonia?

Depends...: On variety of factors including age, where it was acquired and many clinical and epidemiologic clues. ...Read more

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What antibiotic would you use to treat E. coli pneumonia?

What antibiotic would you use to treat E. coli pneumonia?

E.coli PNA: ciprofloxacin or Levaquin usually works well . also Ceftriaxone IV or Ceftin (cefuroxime) oral works as well. we need to test the E.coli and find out what is the best ABx for it as we have some resistant patterns. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pneumonial & fever 40 celcious, hospitalized and treated with antibiotic, till now, fever still, but drop to 37.5 - 37.9, shall i worry?

Diagnosed with pneumonial & fever 40 celcious, hospitalized and treated with antibiotic, till now, fever still, but drop to 37.5 - 37.9, shall i worry?

Hard to know: It sounds superficially as if you are getting slowly better. Fever is a result of ongoing inflammation which is necessary to help fight the infection. It may not go away immediately. You should discuss this with the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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Silent pnuemonia? What is that? Is it normal to be treated as out patient and put on antibiotics through IV ? I go everyday treatment for 5 days

Silent pnuemonia? What is that?  Is it normal to be treated as out patient and put on antibiotics through IV ? I go everyday  treatment for 5 days

Lay definition: A pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue; the lay term "silent" is used to define pneumonias where there is no cough. Iv antibiotics are usually reserved for people with pneumonias caused by drug resistant bacteria or in people with multiple drug allergies for whom it would be difficult to find an oral drug. Home infusions are always preferable to hospitalization if you can swing it. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is best for community-aquired pneumonia?

Which antibiotic is best for community-aquired pneumonia?

Depends: This is a good question. Geographic location plays an important role in these decision. There are different resistance patterns in different communities. Here in chicago, we use the fluoroquinolone class as first line (levaquin (levofloxacin) or avelox). There are many different options in addition to these. ...Read more

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Why does it seem like so many "healthy" people (celebrities) die from pneumonia when it's so treatable and when it's presence is obvious (not hidden)?

Why does it seem like so many "healthy" people (celebrities) die from pneumonia when it's so treatable and when it's presence is obvious (not hidden)?

Because: Because sometimes it is discovered too late. Sometimes what can happen is people think it is just a flu or a cold and never go to the doctor. By the time they realize it is something more then just a cold or a flu it is progressed to a point where it becomes very difficult to treat. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more