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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Is it ok to take child to park while taking antibiotics for pneumonia?

Is it ok to take child to park while taking  antibiotics for pneumonia?

Pneumonia : If your child is feeling better, no fever, no cough, almost done with the antibiotics & is well enough to play in the park, yes you can but if still with symptoms it is best for the child to rest few days at home for better recovery, also early in the course of pneumonia the child is contagious to others. Good luck ...Read more

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If u have pneumonia or walking pneumonia will antibiotics help get rid of it? How long for u get better after taking antibiotics? What else need to do

If u have pneumonia or walking pneumonia will antibiotics help get rid of it? How long for u get better after taking antibiotics? What else need to do

Yes.: Pneumonia of any type, bacterial in origin, needs antibiotics and has to be the proper one. It is difficult to predict how soon people get well, but if treated properly, a person must be better in 48 hours. Good expectoration of secretion is necessary. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a tightness and heaviness in your chest with bronchitis? When to worry about pneumonia? Taking antibiotics and inhalers

Is it normal to feel a tightness and heaviness in your chest with bronchitis? When to worry about pneumonia? Taking antibiotics and inhalers

Yes: Bronchitis can cause that tight feeling and heaviness in the chest. The time to worry is if with the current treatment you are not getting better. Be sure to keep in touch with your doctor so it doesn't get out of control ...Read more

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Is bronchitis contagious after taking antibiotics?

Is bronchitis contagious after taking antibiotics?

Possibly: Most episodes of bronchitis are caused by viral infections, which can be very contagious and easily passed from person to person. Though frequently prescribed, antibiotics are generally not warranted for acute bronchitis and do not prevent transmission of viral particles. ...Read more

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Should i be working out if i'm taking antibiotics?

Should i be working out if i'm taking antibiotics?

Medications: The only advice here is that working out should not occur if you are feverish or have been advised to rest. I often have my patients define for me the word 'rest'…which means to not work. I also include 'to not work out'. But, antibiotics in and of themselves would not limit you to working out or not. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more