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How Long Before I Can Return To Work After Pneumonia
Depends: Depends on how bad it was, and what kind of work you do. Usually 1-2 weeks is needed to make sure you are not contagious, and have healed adequately. Pneumonia is serious and potentially deadly, so follow doctors instructions and make sure you have follow up xray to confirm it is completely clear. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Been in hospital for a week with pneumonia and sepsis. Still very weak and ill, when should I return to work?
Depends on situation: You are contagious for 6 days from the first fever (for flu).The pneumonia may sap your strength more but is less contagious. You could spread the flu to all your co-workers if you went back too soon. You may feel better sooner than 6 days out but i can't advise a early return.Think about a flu shot every season in september. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Pneumonia: This is highly variable and depends upon the cause of the pneumonia, degree of illness sustained, the efficacy of treatment, the response both in reduction of fever, diminished breathing disturbances and other factors. If the patient has improved, is feeling generally well, they can go back to work whenever they feel well enough to do so. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Just discharged from hospital after receiving a week of antibiotics for strep pneumonia. Been given pain killers etc. how long should I take off work?
Ask tx doc: Have your treating doc answer that, as they know the severity of your condition best. Some people, for example, may be able to improve sooner than others, and may even return to work while still on antibiotics, etc. while others may need a linger recuperation period. Good luck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Although I'm feeling better from my antibiotic meds for pneumonia I am still coughing and have a sore throat and not feeling strong enough for work. Been on meds for 4 1/2 days. When do I go ahead and push myself to get back to work?
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