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Antibiotics To Treat Pneumonia
I had 2 courses of antibiotics to treat pneumonia 2 months ago. Now i may have strep throat. Is it safe to have antibiotics for another 5 days?
Please help me find a liquid antibiotic to treat strep- pneumonia/bronchitis -it would be going into my new 1-5micron nebulizer. List choices. Thanx!
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Yes -- at least 10 days needed. ...Read more
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