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Bronchopneumonia X Ray
4yr old son confirmed by xray as bronchopneumonia, completed 2 courses of antibiotics..Cefpod+clav still low grade fever otherwise fine. Help?
Mgt: If your son continues to have low grade fevers for more than three weeks, I would advise a re evaluation. Sometimes there can be a secondary pneumonia which develops after an initial viral or bacterial pneumonia. The antibiotics will not treat a viral process. If he develops any cough, difficulty breathing, chills, fever, he should be seen right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please see below.: If you've seen your doc & been diagnosed with bronchopneumonia, you should have received a prescription for antibiotics. Take the medicine as prescribed -- don't skip doses!also, make sure you stay well hydrated & get a lot of rest. Usually, your doctor will want to see you in a few weeks to ensure that the infection is gone. Most have no long term problems once the infection clears. Feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complications: There are several potential problems (too many to list here) that can develop during an episode of pneumonia & these are determined by the age of patient, underlying lung or heart diseases, immune status & associated airway or medical problems. Most cases respond well to oral antibiotic therapy but complicated pneumonias can occur due to the above mentioned factors. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more