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What to do if I have pneumonia in my left lung lower lobe. is it normal to have pain in that side rib cage?

Yes

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it's called pleurisy
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Diagnosed with pneumonia. Chest x-ray shows inflammation lower left lobe. No fever, normal bp, just cough & rattling in chest. Really pneumonia?

Probably.

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Consider a followup chest xray in a few weeks. Uncomplicated pneumonia usually resolves or significantly improves. Persistent infiltrates, especially if you are a smoker, often need a CT scan for more information.
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Dr. Boris Aronzon answered:

How long does it take to recover from aspiration pneumonia(vomit into right lower lobe and left) as a result of intubation in a healthy 36 yr male?

Depends

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From 3-5 days to a month, all depends on pH of gastric content, particulate matter, recovering abilities and other comorbidities and certainly quality of treating physicians.
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Dr. Theodore T. Wu answered:

I have Sarcoidosis last year had pneumonia Ct showed very mild left infiltrates in left lobe This year mild subpleural infiltrates in lung base. Help?

Sarcoid

Computed_tomography
You will probably need to see your primary doctor for some antibiotics to clear up the Pneumonia. also make an appointment with a rheumatologist to take care of the sarcoid
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani answered:

What will cause pneumonia in the upper right lobe?

Many organisms

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Many organisms (bacteria, viruses etc.) can cause infection in right upper lobe. The type of infection also depends on the age of the patient, their immune status & other coexisting medical conditions. Tests that can be done to identify the causative organism include sputum culture or culture of specimen obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage (washing of the involved lung segment). Talk to your doctor
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Dr. GLORIA FONG answered:

How long can it take for pneumonia to spread from just one lobe of one lung to all of both lungs and get into the blood stream?

Depends

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If you are very young or elderly it can be very serious. If you have a strong immune system you may fight it longer. A lot depends on what organism is causing the pneumonia. Some are more aggressive than others. For some it may be a matter of hours and some it may be days.
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Dr. Marc D. Wager answered:

10 yr. old with upper right lobe pneumonia, on Augmentin for 3 days, no break to high fever. I am very frightened. What should I do?

See your doctor

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after 3 days of antibiotics, the child should be getting better. maybe it's resistant to augmentin (maybe time to switch to another antibiotic, like zithromax), maybe there's something else in the chest (may need a repeat chest xray), maybe it's viral (other tests can help determine that), but no matter what, this is not the expected course, and the child should be seen by the physician again.
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Dr. Jay Park answered:

10 yr old, right upper lobe pneumonia, Augmentin and Zithromax eradicated fever, child very tired, likely from meds. Any more side effects?

Unlikely from meds

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Individuals with pneumonia feel tired for two weeks or even longer.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

10 yr. old, right upper lobe pneumonia, no response to Augmentin so dosage increased & addition of Zithromax. How long until fever and cough subside?

Pneumonia

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The fever can last 7-10 days if the pneumonia is viral in origin. The cough will linger much longer than the fever
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10 yr. old diagnosed w/upper right lobe pneumonia Monday, fever since Thursday, now Wednesday, no break in fever after 3 days on Augmentin. Next step?

Check with Ur Doc

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I would want to have a followup visit with such a patient. in the morning. Another exam, possibly a repeat of the Xrays. Any change of plans/meds should be based on more data. Minor Xray changes would be expected and a simple change in meds might be needed. However, Xrays could reveal formation of worrisome cysts or effusions that might require hospital care.
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