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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.See 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!See 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.
Infection of lungs: The short answer is the inflammation due to the infection of the lungs, bronchial tubes, and bronchioles. Often accompanied by fever, chills, cough, chest pain, fast heart rate and even increased work of breathing. Sometimes this is also referred to as "community acquired pneumonia".See 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: You need a doctor to evaluate the situation clinically. Depending on your age and your response to the infection you may not need to be hospitalized, but leave your mind open. It is easier to treat bronchopneumonia correctly as early as possible than it is to get you better after you have taken a turn for the worse.
Pneumonia: Bronchopneumonia is a different word for pneumonia, which is an infection in the lung tissue. It can be viral or bacteria (rarely fungal) and varies in severity from no fever, mild cough, to high fever, problems breathing and need for oxygen. When we listen with a stethoscope we hear something like velcro, and sometimes wheezing. A chest xray sometimes is needed.
Yes: The creator of the MUPPETS, Jim Henson died after contracting pneumococcal bronchopneumonia. It was rumored that he delayed seeking care for this treatable condition. It is a reminder that even treatable conditions can kill you if you don't attend to them .See 1 more doctor answer
Cough and fever: Broncho-pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Also called pneumnonia. Most present with cough, fever, and fatigue. Some also have chest or stomach pain. Often your doctor can diagnose pneumonia by examning you. Sometimes a chest xray is needed. Pneumonia can be caused by many different types of germs; your doctor will pick a treatment specific to your situation.See 1 more doctor answer