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How Is Pneumonia Treated
How is pneumonia treated? A friend of mine was diagnosed with pneumonia and has been hospitalized for nearly 3 weeks. Her treatment consisted of antibiotics, intubation, bronchodilators, oxygen therapy. She had a tube placed through her chest to drain the
Different types: Pneumonia refers to infection and inflammation of the lungs. It can be caused by different things, such as infection with virus or bacteria or even by a tumor that blocks part of the airway. Not only do these different cause influence the severity of the disease, but some people can have a mild reaction and be treated at home, while others may have a severe reaction - like your friend. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Blastomycosis is a fungal infection that occurs in the eastern 1/3 of the us. It is usually a pulmonary infection. Treatment is with antifungal agents. Azoles-ketoconazole, itraconazole, Fluconazole and voriconazole are usually used. Life threatening or central nervous system infections are treated with liposomal amphotericin b. ...Read more
Is it true that broncitis can turn I to pneumonia if left untreated. I get broncitis but domt get it treated just rest. ?
No antibiotics: The current recommendations for treating acute bronchitis include not prescribing antibiotics in most cases. Bronchodilators and steroids (oral or inhaled) can open up the airways to improve breathing and facilitate the clearing of secretions. Keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of water. ...Read more
Does pneumonia mean fluid accumulation in the lungs? Does it happen in every case? How is it treated?
Different issues: A dnr order refers to resuscitation during cardiac arrest and has nothing to do with whether to treat pneumonia. It's reasonable to treat pneumonia despite a dnr order. But in some cases, patients or their families may choose not treat pneumonia if it's felt that it would not improve quality of life. Pneumonia used to be called "the old man's friend" because it was a fairly benign way to die. ...Read more
If a 91 year-old has been successfully treated for pneumonia then how many weeks would it usually take for the patient's immune system to normalise?
Upon recovery: When a person recovers from an illness, the immune system starts to wind down but the IgG antibody to that strain of organism will remain elevated (protective) for months if not years after. If this person has not received pneumonia vaccine yet, get Prevnar first followed by pneumococcal -23 6 months later. If he has already received pneumo 23, then get Prevnar.Annual flu vaccine should be given ...Read more
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