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How Long Should I Wait To Go Back To Work After Pneumonia
I was diagnosed with pneumonia and strep on Monday, I'm still feeling the same, but the fever isn't constant now. When am I able to go back to work?
I was recently dx with bronchitis & pneumonia. Fever free for more than 24 hrs, but I still have a productive cough. Is it okay to go back to work?
Depends: There is No definitive correct answer here, but your Treating provider would be able to best answer that question. Depending on the time and onset of your symptoms, how many days treatment of antiBx you have had, etc all may play a role in a return to work date. If you work alone, you may be fine, but if you are around many others in a closed space, then a productive cough would be frowned upon. ...Read more
I've been on Levofloxacin 750 mg for pneumonia 3 days so far. I'm a dental hygienist. When is it safe to go back to work. For me and my patients?
Probably now, but...: Levofloxacin is for bacterial pneumonia, which is not a risk to your patients. If that's the only problem, you can return to work whenever you feel up to it. However, pneumonia often develops because of preceding viral infection, especially influenza. In that case, you should not work until fever is gone for at least 2-3 days. So probably OK, but if in doubt check with the doctor treating you. ...Read more
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 more
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?
As a health care aide how long should instay off work with pnemonia have bad cough with back and chest pain?
Have pnemonia am a health care aid have stabbing pain in chest and back when coughing only been two days when should I return to work?
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 more
Forever: Ideally this is the perfect time to quit. ...Read more
How long should I be off work after being diagnosis with mycoplasma pneumonia when working with food & the public?
Mycoplasma pneumonia is not contagious. You may go to work when you are ready.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Monocytes - How high? Slight elevation is not meaningful. You should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test.
Pneumonia- It depends on the cause of pneumonia, underlying lung disease, immune status and treatment given. Under favorable circumstances a person should recover in less than a week.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
6 month old has pneumonia and due for immunizations, how long do I need to wait before getting them?
Diagnosed w/pneumonia, h/o asthma, out of work 1 week, am RN in OR, feeling better, still coughing & weak, should I stay out of work longer?
I don't have spleen. Wondering how long I should wait with this cough and no fever to see if go way on own? Cold or pneumonia? Had for 1 week so far
Best to see your doc: Without the spleen as a protective reservoir, you may be at increased risk of certain infections. It is good that you don't have a fever at this time, but if your cough is serious, it's best to see a doctor for an exam, and perhaps an xray to make sure you don't have pneumonia. ...Read more
Myleogram set up for 25th. Fused from c3/6. Pain in shoulder/back. Hurts to breathe. Chest X-ray risk for pneumonia. Should I go get MRI @ ER or wait?
Hurt to breathe, C Dr: If it hurts to breathe, and you're out of breath, and your pneumonia is getting worse, then it's time to go to the er. It's not wise to go to the er just to get an mri. That can be done electively. However, anything emergently needing medical care, in which your life is at risk, needs to be taken care of immediately. Also, smoking can make this worse. So don't delay. ...Read more
My 18M old niece diangosis with bact pneumonia last wk. My 14M old just getting over a cold. How long should you wait before the 2 can play again?
My primary MD thinks I may have pneumonia, also swabbed for Flu. I'm an ICU RN, if just pneumonia, will I have to miss work? If so, how long?
Infectious the?: The reason not to work is (1) infectious (2) able to do the job. Pneumonia generally has both problems. If an respiratory illness is judged to be due to virus, you are probably infectious only for a few days. If bacterial, not after 24 hours on antibiotics. Many health professionals keep working (2), when they should not (1). ...Read more
I had pneumonia and my last CT scan showed that it's all clear but I'm still feeling quite lousy how long should it take for the pneumonia to totally get out of my system so I feel back to normal?
Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that can make you very ill. Pneumonia often clears up with proper treatment in 2 to 3 weeks. Make certain you get adequate rest, drink a lot of fluids, stay away from
smokers, and eat well with a daily multivitamin. I also suggest a follow-up chest X-ray and CBC to make certain there is no remaining focus of infection. ...Read more
Diagnosed with pneumonia. 6 weeks pregnant. Still feel really crappy. Only 2 days into antibiotic. How long should I be Off work?
I was diagnosed this past Friday with Influenza A and Pneumonia of right middle lobe due to infectious organism. Feeling better. Return to work Mon?
Sure, if feel well: If you are feeling well, fever is gone, and you're not coughing a lot, there's no reason you cannot return to work. It won't affect your recovery and probably you are no longer contagious for your coworkers, so it's entirely safe. But you might tire easily. Be prepared to be wiped out after a few hours and maybe go home early for a few days. ...Read more
I don't feel like I get enough air to my lungs when I breathe. But if I arch my back I get a pain in my back/lung. I had pneumonia not long ago, help?
Possibly atelectasis: Atelectasis is when a part of your lung collapses a little bit. This can cause pain when taking a deep breath. It can also happen in areas where you previously had pneumonia. But you should see your primary doctor if you have any other symptoms such as cough or fever, because your pneumonia may not be fully treated. I can also review your chest xray at healthtap. Com/saurbornmd ...Read more
Been in hospital for a week with pneumonia and sepsis. Still very weak and ill, when should I return to work?
Pneumonia: I know this won't be the answer you want, but I don't know nearly enough to be able to tell you when you can return to work. It's best you ask the doctor who took care of you in the hospital. ...Read more
Diagnsd walk pneumonia Z pac / 8 days steroid Still cough/SOB towards 2pm -work 40 hrs on feet Smoke a little Back TO DR?
Longer therapy: Community pneumonias sometimes take longer to clear and require prolonged therapy with antibiotics. You should see your doctor for further advice and examination. ...Read more
My son is 6 and takes resperidone 0.5 mg bid, klonopin (clonazepam) 0.5 and melatonin 3mg his blood work came back with low IgM and tetanus and pneumonia tiger low?
Had blood work done, and it came back with a report of wbc of 17.7 but also had and absolute neutrophil of 13, 484. I had this blood work done, and then about 3 to 4 days later started getting sick and was diagnosed with the flu, pneumonia, and strep thro
It was an early sign: The high white count was an early sign of the infection you were getting. ...Read more
Diagnosed possible pneumonia chest X-ray. 3rd day azithromycin 500 mg have burning pain back lung area. Pulse ox 98.No fever or cough. Wait it out?
Infection: The symptoms will last longer than the medication so wait it out ...Read more
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 more
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