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Best Antibiotics For Pneumonia
Depends on situation: Sometimes the xray features, combined with the age of the patient, time of the year help the physician pick a first line med. Hospital acquired infections may be treated differt from community acquires cases. There is no one fits all med. ...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
Is the antibiotic that is generally considered to be the best medication for treating hypostatic pneumonia also the best medication for treating sepsis?
Day 10 pneumonia, 2nd antibiotic+steroid,fever,chills,sweats,joint pain now gone but chest still rattling/wheezing/gurgling. PF 55% best. Recommend?
Mgt: I would suggest another visit with your PCP. You may need to use an inhaled steroid combined with Albuterol/serevent more often or they may increase the dose of the inhaled steroid. They will also assess you for the use of oral steroids. Another chest Radiograph may be obtained at that time. ...Read more
Yes: Yes -- at least 10 days needed. ...Read more
Severe Lung Disease: Acute interstitial pnumonia also called hamman rich syndrome.It is rare severe lung condition that affects otherwise healthy people.There is no known cause and cure these patients are treated in ICU in hospital.And often require ventilation support , steroids are used intravenously and since it is not caused by infecton antibiotics are not usually needed.Often the condition is fatal in 60% of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 10 year old son was diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday, he has taken his antibiotic for 3 days. He woke up this a.m. with the croup. Related?
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