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Have atypical pneumonia. Shortness of breadth is prominent though fever is in control. Treatment ongoing with antibiotics. Is it a cause for concern?

Have atypical pneumonia. Shortness of breadth is prominent though fever is in control. Treatment ongoing with antibiotics. Is it a cause for concern?

Maybe.: Some SOB may be expected, but worsening SOB despite treatment is not expected and should prompt a review by your physician. You should call them and make sure that you are OK. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Atypical Pneumonia (Definition)

Atypical pneumonia is so called because the causative organisms are not the usual ones associated with most cases of pneumonia. Besides mycoplasma, chlamydia & legionella, many viruses, fungi & protozoa can cause atypical pneumonia as well. Symptoms & signs can be atypical - dry cough, minimal or no fever, absence of lobar consolidation or leucocytosis etc. ...Read more


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Will atypical pneumonia surely lead to death?

Will atypical pneumonia surely lead to death?

NO: Atypical pneumonia is most often successfully treated with antibiotics. It would the rare exception that atypical pneuminia would lead toward death. ...Read more

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Treating Interstitial Pneumonia (Checklist)

Take antibiotics as prescribed for bacterial pneumonia
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Use cough medicines as needed to help your symptoms
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Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen if you have a fever
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Remember to get plenty of rest to recover from this infection
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Can you tell me what is atypical pneumonia and what are the requested tests?

Can you tell me what is atypical pneumonia and what are the requested tests?

IgM: If we are referring to mycoplasma pneumonia as atypical pneumonia, the dignostic test would be mycoplasma igm, and also cold aglutinin test could help. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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Recovering from Pneumonia (Checklist)

Finish entire round of antibiotics
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Follow up with your doctor
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Get repeat imaging to make sure pneumonia has fully cleared up
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My ESR is 60 I had atypical pneumonia 5 months back. Next steps?

My ESR is 60 I had atypical pneumonia 5 months back. Next steps?

Infection?: Atypical pneumonia should be cured long ago if now asymptomatic. With elevated esr implies infection or inflammation somewhere in body. Should contact physician for examination and testing. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for atypical pneumonia?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for atypical pneumonia?

Options: I would start with your primary care physician. He/she might send you to an infectious disease doctor if needed. ...Read more

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What can I use for atypical pneumonia if I don't have a doctor?

What can I use for atypical pneumonia if I don't have a doctor?

This needs doc: Pneumonia is not typically something you treat with home remedy, so if no doctor should go to emergency room or urgent care clinic, if one feels real bad the er is safest bet. ...Read more

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If you have atypical pneumonia, are you likely to get crackles in lungs?

If you have atypical pneumonia, are you likely to get crackles in lungs?

You can: All types of pneumonias may have crackles in the bases of lung affected. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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