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Is Having Pneumona Related To Low Sats
My 3 month old has had pneumonia and bronchiolitis all in past month. She cont to have upper resp symptoms and low grade temps. What else could it be?
See below: Bronchiolitis and pneumonia can go together and symptoms can persist for weeks but should be slowly improving. If she is worsening or the fevers are increasing then she needs to be seen by the pediatrician as another process could be occurring. She should also be seen if symptoms persist into weeks 3&4 to ensure she is moving in the right direction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a 66 yr old female. My red blood count was 3.72, and said "low". I just had pneumonia. What can I do to help the count?
Anemia: You can develop a very mild anemia during an acute infection. Have your testing repeated in a month, and in addition to the rbc count, have your doctor comment on the hemoglobin, hematocrit and rbc indices and the reticulocyte count. Do not try to work this out yourself. That is why your doctor went to school so many years. Good luck. ...Read more
Can the pneumonia shot make one feel better after a severe case of mono three months ago. Had very low immunity to streptococcus pneumonia.
Why is the flu shot advertised for all age-groups so aggressively when the chance of dying from the flu itself (not pneumonia) is astronomically low?
Several reasons: The people most at risk to die from influenza and its complications are usually the very young and the elderly. Both of these groups may not have a full immune response from the vaccine due to their age, so "herd immunity" is important in protecting them. For additional information here is a helpful link. Http://www. Who. Int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs211/en/ ...Read more
My son recently got over pneumonia a month ago and has some wheezing, a low grade temp of 101.3 pulse ox of 92% some retraction. Should I be worried?
I don't have a persistent cough but when I do cough I taste snot could it be pneumonia short of air o2 low 90's?
I have a low white blood count. Can I improve this? I seem to be sick all the time since coming out of hospital in december after having pneumonia.
Short of air o2 low 90's cough I taste snot chest discomfort hard to take my inhalers wheezy is thus signs of pneumonia?
My 9 year old daughter was diagnosed with pneumonia on Sunday she was given Cefdinir, is it normal that she has an low fever on and off?
Improving?: Antibiotics given for pneumonia can take a few days to weeks to completely cure. An oral temperature of greater than 100.4F is a fever, and if this continues for days, she will need to see a pediatrician to see if her antibiotics need to be switched. However, if her overall condition seems to be improving, I would take this as a positive sign that she is on the correct medication. ...Read more
I have high neutrophils 79 and low lymphocites 10 along with a WBC of 12.2. I have had two bouts of pneumonia in 2 months still have symptoms?
Pneumonia: White blood cell counts and differentials are not conducive to establishing a diagnosis, but can be helpful in adding or subtracting to clinical findings. Without knowing what symptoms you are having and without being able to examine you the advice must be limited. You might want to see an infectious disease doctor. There are several very good ones in Little Rock. Best. ...Read more
On antibx for pneumonia. Now pain in upper bk r side normal? Low grd temp, how long before this goes. Day 3 of meds also have asthma bron severe cough
I was diagnosed with pneumonia in my right lung yesterday and my oxygen levels were low and now it worries me cuz I am borderline to being hospitalize?
Danger zone: Stop worrying and seek help now. Being hospitalized for pna is not necessarily a bad thing. ...Read more
My 15 yr had a bad case of mono 3 mos. Ago. So sick ever since with severe head pressure test revealed low immunity streptococcus pneumonia?!
All 23pneumococcal iggs are low is there another way to test immune system besides getting a vaccine been around people sick w/ pneumonia & not got it?
Immune system: Your immunologist can check other tests to check on your immune system, such as response to other vaccines, immunoglobulin levels, etc. Not sure why the igg to pneumo was performed, but there must be a reason your doctor is recommending a vaccination for it at your age. ...Read more
On remicade, (infliximab) lab tests show low pneumonia, diphtheria, and tetanus antibodies? Should I do anything or be concerned?
Observation: Remicade (infliximab) can have some immune suppressing properties and your physicians might have a lower threshold for treating infections. Let them know of any symptoms that might be due to infection so they can initiate antibiotic treatment appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer