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Can Your Body Fight And Get Rid Of Pneumonia On Its Own
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
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
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?
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
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
Can bronchitis turn into pneumonia if I have side pains, backaches, and can't get rid of my cold but yet I am on medicines?
How to get rid of little fluid and atelectasis post pneumonia? PNA cleared back in March left lung clear. Right had the fluid mid April. Ribs ache
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
Antibiotics: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissues. It is usually caused by one of a number of bacteria or by aspiration of saliva or food in those who have problems swallowing such as patients who have had strokes or altered levels of consiousness due to alcohol or drugs or seizures. Pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
You can't: Everyone will have a smell but we don't want it to be overpowering. Pay attention to hygiene- wash clothes, body, hair often and brush teeth. Use a deodorant and avoid strong smelling foods, tobacco and alcohol. If those measures fail, you may have a medical or dental condition so consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more
Take a bath: Bathe regularly (daily), use an antiperspirant/deodorant combo on your under-arms every time after you bathe. Keep your clothes washed and dried to avoid holding body odors. Don't smoke. If the above plan is not enough, then add: eat a low fat diet, avoid raw onions and garlic. If all that doesn't work, see a dermatologist or your primary doctor. ...Read more
Clean up Diet: Eliminate sugars, carbohydrates from your diet. Eat organic fruits and vegetables and reduce meat intake. Take a supplement with large quantities of chlorophyll as well as vegetables high in chlorophyll. Take probiotics three times daily till odor gone. Bathe daily. If these things don't work within a couple of weeks you need to have scopes done top and bottom (egd/colonoscopy). ...Read more
Moisturize: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Moisturize often with products like Vanicream. Practice better skin hygiene, avoid long, hot showers, avoid harsh soaps and detergents like Irish Spring, Ivory, and Lever 2000. ...Read more
Eat less, Exercise:
Upper and lower body fat are reduced when you do aerobic exercise--i.e. Burn calories like walking, jogging, treatmill etc (not lifting weights) and reducing your calories below what you need. Take you weight, multiple by
10, that's the calories, more or less to stay the same, subtract 500 calories a day and you will lose 1 lb. Per week, subtract 1000 and you lose 2 lb. Per week. ...Read more
Caffeine: Five times the half life, which comes to about 24 hours. ...Read more
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