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Aids patient with pneumonia undergoing antibiotic treatment continues to get worse. What should be done next?

AIDS and Pneumonia: If a patient with aids is also ill with pneumonia then the right type of treatment needs to be determined with at the very least an x-ray.

There is a common pneumonia known as pneumocystis pneumonia that can occur when one's immune system is weak. This can be picked up on a simple x-ray.

If this patient is getting sicker please get them to the right medical provider asap. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Help! Need to know if there's a way to get rid of pneumonia without having to get a subscription for antibiotics?

Help! Need to know if there's a way to get rid of pneumonia without having to get a subscription for antibiotics?

No: Convential therapy (antibiotics) is the most effective treatment. It is orders of magnitude superior to remedies or other nonconventional treatments. Pneumonia is a serious illness, it can lead to other complications or even fatality. Please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can your body fight and get rid of pneumonia on its own?

Can your body fight and get rid of pneumonia on its own?

Maybe, maybe not: Since some are triggered by viruses, it is certainly possible. However, the creator of the "Muppets" died rather suddenly of a treatable pneumococcal pneumonia that he ignored in its earliest stages. Makes one consider the possibilities. ...Read more

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Things someone should eat and drink to help get rid of pneumonia?

Things someone should eat and drink to help get rid of pneumonia?

Diet doesn't matter: What you eat and drink won't make any difference. To get rid of bacterial pneumonia, you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can there be an easy way to get rid of walking pneumonia?

Can there be an easy way to get rid of walking pneumonia?

Maybe: "walking pneumonia" typically refers to pneumonia that results in mild symptoms - hence the ability to "walk" rather than be in bed. These can be caused by bacteria or viruses. If a bacteria is the cause then an antibiotic like Levaquin (levofloxacin) or zithromax may be of help and might reduce length of infection. However, they will do nothing for a virus. ...Read more

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I have had pneumonia for 9 months now. What else can I do to get rid of it?

I have had pneumonia for 9 months now. What else can I do to get rid of it?

Doubt pneumonia.: Pneumonia generally doesn't last any time close to the twenty months you've described. I'd be concerned that something else is going on. You need an intensive evaluation to uncover the true cause of your illness. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of recurring pneumonia if you live in assisted living?

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How can you get rid of recurring pneumonia if you live in assisted living?

Pneumonia: Regardless of where you live, if you have several bouts of xray/sputum proven pneumonia, chat w/your Family Doc about uncovering cause, perhaps due to obstruction, aspiration, loss of immune function, etc. Also get vaccination status up-to-date. ...Read more

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I had pneumonia and it went away but there is still a cough. Is this normal? How do I get rid of this annoying cough?

I had pneumonia and it went away but there is still a cough. Is this normal? How do I get rid of this annoying cough?

Let me explain: How do you know it went away?
You have to be sure clinically and by x-ray.
Go back to your doctor and tell about the cough he will give you something for it. (some thing have Codeine with it, it will get red of the cough). ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of the cough from getting over walking Pneumonia?

How long does it take to get rid of the cough from getting over walking Pneumonia?

Month: Usually it takes 2 weeks to get rid of major cough, but 1-2 weeks takes to get rid of leftovers: morning cough, occasional fatigue. Exercise and fresh air helpful. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Bronchitis (Could have been pneumonia). I was prescribed Cefdinir. How come the symptoms of bronchitis take so long to get rid of?

I was diagnosed with Bronchitis (Could have been pneumonia). I was prescribed Cefdinir. How come the symptoms of bronchitis take so long to get rid of?

Bronchitis blues: Depending on the germ that caused the bronchitis and you, the patient, symptoms of something like that can vary. Not sure if your doc 'nailed' the etiology of the cough -if it was pertussis, then that cough can last for weeks. Conversely, if you have 'reactive airways'--something like asthma or sensitivity in the breathing tubes, you could cough for a while as well. Call ur doc if not better soon. ...Read more

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Pneumonia I've had since3//11/ 14 I can't seem to get rid of it, how kingdoms it usually take?

Pneumonia I've had since3//11/ 14 I can't seem to get rid of it, how kingdoms it usually take?

A while: I presume you are feeling better, the fever should be improved, though cough is milder. If that is the case then you are getting better. Many people have residual cough and fatigue for several weeks after. In my experience most people are not back to normal for about 6 weeks. But it is pretty variable. If you are not any better, go back to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My doctor said my chest pain is from pneumonia. What can I do to get rid of it?

My doctor said my chest pain is from pneumonia. What can I do to get rid of it?

On antibiotic Rx: If pneumonia is cause of chest pain. Proper antibiotic therapy should clear entirely in week or two. Get rest, plenty of fluids, and NSAID medication if fever. ...Read more

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If u have pneumonia or walking pneumonia will antibiotics help get rid of it? How long for u get better after taking antibiotics? What else need to do

If u have pneumonia or walking pneumonia will antibiotics help get rid of it? How long for u get better after taking antibiotics? What else need to do

Yes.: Pneumonia of any type, bacterial in origin, needs antibiotics and has to be the proper one. It is difficult to predict how soon people get well, but if treated properly, a person must be better in 48 hours. Good expectoration of secretion is necessary. ...Read more

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I have had the flu virus, pneumonia, strep throat, and now the stomach flu all within a two month period. Should I be worried that I cant get rid of t?

I have had the flu virus, pneumonia, strep throat, and now the stomach flu all within a two month period. Should I be worried that I cant get rid of t?

More history: Is this a new development? If you have had bouts of pneumonia or sinusitis regularly in the past, you need to have an immune evaluation (allergist). Otherwise you need to just wait and see if this is a recurrent pattern. The stomach "flu" may or may not related to your immune system however. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of body odors that appeared after I took to many antibiotics?

How can I get rid of body odors that appeared after I took to many antibiotics?

Body Odor: Glad to hear your saw your doc and are doing what you can. Have you changed your diet? Perhaps removing foods such as onions, garlic, etc. Can help. Consider adding greens which can be detoxing. A nutritionist may also be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine/antibiotics to get rid of urethritis & urethritis symptoms?

What is the best medicine/antibiotics to get rid of urethritis & urethritis symptoms?

Urethritis: Once the diagnosis is confimed and the cause determined, often Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Bactrim, Doxy could help. See your doctor and get diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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My sinusitis won't go away even after multiple uses of antibiotics. Could this be a sign of an underlying issue? How do I get rid of it w/o antibiotic

My sinusitis won't go away even after multiple uses of antibiotics. Could this be a sign of an underlying issue? How do I get rid of it w/o antibiotic

Sinusitis: You need to be evaluated by a sinus surgeon. That doesn't mean you need surgery, but that is the ultimate treatment when you fail everything else. Other options for treatment include steroids, nasal saline rinses and limited balloon procedures. You probably need a CT scan to see what your sinuses look like and if that is even the correct diagnosis. Best of luck ...Read more

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How would I get rid of a UTI without antibiotic?

Drink lots of fluids: Significant portion of utis resolve spontaneously. Drink lots of fluids and cranberry juice or tablets. You may use over the counter bladder analgesics like azo. However if symptoms perstited or gotten worse contact you healthcare provider right away. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic to get rid of your acne at 30?

What is the best antibiotic to get rid of your acne at 30?

There is no...: ..."best" antibiotic for anyone or anything. Doctors choose specific antibiotics for specific problems in specific individuals after looking at a host of variables. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an antibiotic rash with mon? O

How can I get rid of an antibiotic rash with mon? O

Will resolve: An antibiotic induced rash if not extensive will resolve in 1 to 2 weeks. If however it is uncomfortable your doctor can treat it with topical or internal steroids to speed up the resolution. If this is due to Ampicillin accompanying mono this is not allergic in nature and topicals are adequate treatemnt/. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a antibiotic rash without medicine?

How do you get rid of a antibiotic rash without medicine?

Stop the antibiotic: If the rash is associated with the antibiotic you should stop taking the antibiotic immediately and consult with your physician. He or she will discuss with you the relationship between the antibiotic and the rash and how to treat. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I take antibiotics to get rid of a chalazion?

Please tell me, could I take antibiotics to get rid of a chalazion?

Antibiotic/chalazion: Sometimes tetracycline by mouth is used to treat, especially is chalazia is large or inflammed. There is clinical evidence that it helps reduce the size significantly. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more