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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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Which antibiotic is best for community-aquired pneumonia?

Which antibiotic is best for community-aquired pneumonia?

Depends: This is a good question. Geographic location plays an important role in these decision. There are different resistance patterns in different communities. Here in chicago, we use the fluoroquinolone class as first line (levaquin (levofloxacin) or avelox). There are many different options in addition to these. ...Read more

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What antibiotic would you use to treat E. coli pneumonia?

What antibiotic would you use to treat E. coli pneumonia?

E.coli PNA: ciprofloxacin or Levaquin usually works well . also Ceftriaxone IV or Ceftin (cefuroxime) oral works as well. we need to test the E.coli and find out what is the best ABx for it as we have some resistant patterns. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotic for bilateral interstitial pneumonia?

What kind of antibiotic for bilateral interstitial pneumonia?

Severe Lung Disease: Acute interstitial pnumonia also called hamman rich syndrome.It is rare severe lung condition that affects otherwise healthy people.There is no known cause and cure these patients are treated in ICU in hospital.And often require ventilation support , steroids are used intravenously and since it is not caused by infecton antibiotics are not usually needed.Often the condition is fatal in 60% of time. ...Read more

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Will using qvar inhaler help heal pneumonia, already on antibiotic?

Will using qvar inhaler help heal pneumonia, already on antibiotic?

NO: Steroids to not help with infection. It may help calm the inflammation down and potentially help if you're coughing a lot, but the antibiotics will be what is needed to directly help the infection. ...Read more

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Is it a bad thing if I took 10 days of an antibiotic and my chest xray still shows pneumonia?

Is it a bad thing if I took 10 days of an antibiotic and my chest xray still shows pneumonia?

Not always: The chest x ray will commonly lag behind clinical improvement so can be a little abnormal for many weeks in some cases. The real question is if symptoms are otherwise improving or not , and what kind of cxr change remains. ...Read more

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Pt Dx'd with aspiration pneumonia. On antibiotic IV for 2 days now disc. Pt. has occasional bronchial sounding cough. Is pt pneumonia free?

Pt Dx'd with aspiration pneumonia.  On antibiotic IV for 2 days now disc.  Pt. has occasional bronchial sounding cough.  Is pt pneumonia free?

Hopefully : Whoever made the diagnosis treated you first on an inpatient basis with IV mess and then decided that you could be treated on an outpatient basis safely. The fact that you have a cough is not a sufficient criteria of cure or not. Talk to your doc. If not satisfied make a virtual consult with me. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take qvar and xopenex (levalbuterol) for cough from pneumonia. Already on antibiotic (11yo)?

Is it ok to take qvar and xopenex (levalbuterol) for cough from pneumonia.  Already on antibiotic (11yo)?

Yes: If you are an asthmatic taking both medications is a good idea while you have pneumonia. They should help with the cough and improve your bronchospasm and inflammation. Use your medications according to your asthma action plan written by your doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pneumonia. 6 weeks pregnant. Still feel really crappy. Only 2 days into antibiotic. How long should I be Off work?

Diagnosed with pneumonia. 6 weeks pregnant. Still feel really crappy. Only 2 days into antibiotic. How long should I be Off work?

Until you feel bette: If you still have symptoms and you are nearly done with antibiotic go back to doc for a re evaluation. Don't go back to work until you feel. Better ...Read more

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I have bacterial pneumonia-no insurance--so no antibiotic--any suggestions on how to get a prescription? I'm traveling so very low on funds.

I have bacterial pneumonia-no insurance--so no antibiotic--any suggestions on how to get a prescription? I'm traveling so very low on funds.

MDlive: You can call mdlive.Com and talk to a physician who can help you by diagnosing your problem and prescribing necessary treatment. I am in the state of wa, so if you were to pick up a prescription in that state, you can talk to me, otherwise, each state has physicians that you can talk to and be treated accordingly. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had pneumonia, took an antibiotic, and now loses his breath when talking. Is this from the pneumonia? Had it about a month ago.

My boyfriend had pneumonia, took an antibiotic, and now loses his breath when talking. Is this from the pneumonia? Had it about a month ago.

See your doctor: Your friend should definitely be seen by his doctor and should most likely have a chest xray. He might have post infectious complications such as an effusion or secondary inflammation ...Read more

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Hello, I have some who is coming from PA with walking pneumonia. She is my girl friend and what if she kisses me? She did take antibiotic though.

Hello, I have some who is coming from PA with walking pneumonia. She is my girl friend and what if she kisses me? She did take antibiotic though.

Measuring risk: It sounds like ur girlfriend took the prescribed treatment -which means there's a good chance the germs are 'gone' IF they were bacterial germs to begin with. "Walking pneumonia" is generally mild (hence patient can still walk around) but it could have been caused by a virus -for which antibiotics will have no use at all. If she is really sick-ur risks are higher. If recovering, ur likely OK. ...Read more

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Aids patient with pneumonia undergoing antibiotic treatment continues to get worse. What should be done next?

AIDS and Pneumonia: If a patient with aids is also ill with pneumonia then the right type of treatment needs to be determined with at the very least an x-ray. There is a common pneumonia known as pneumocystis pneumonia that can occur when one's immune system is weak. This can be picked up on a simple x-ray. If this patient is getting sicker please get them to the right medical provider asap. ...Read more

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I have pneumonia i'm on an antibiotic but i'm having sharp pain around my lung area is this serious of why is it happening?

I have pneumonia i'm on an antibiotic but i'm having sharp pain around my lung area is this serious of why is it happening?

Pleurisy: In view of the pneumonia, there is inflammation in the lining of the lung which when it inflates, it touches the lining of the ribcage and causes pain. Also the stretches in areas inflamed cause pain as there are nerves on the linings called pleura. ...Read more

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Given levaquin (levofloxacin) orally + antibiotic shot in l rump for pneumonia & now suffering severe hip jt pain on shot side also shoulder jt pain. Why?

Given levaquin (levofloxacin) orally + antibiotic shot in l rump for pneumonia & now suffering severe hip jt pain on shot side also shoulder jt pain. Why?

Best to see MD: There is a side effect of fluoroquinolones wherein, there develops inflammation in the tendon (tendonitis) which can cause softening of those attachments to the point of rupture. Don't move those tendons too much right now, allow cooling off and see your doctor as you may need treatment if that is the case. ...Read more

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What antibiotic would be most effective for pneumonia-- amoxicillin, ampicillin, or penicillin?

What antibiotic would be most effective for pneumonia-- amoxicillin, ampicillin, or penicillin?

Depends: Pneumonia is an infection of the tissues of the lungs, and can be caused by many different organisms, including viruses, bacteria, atypical organisms, fungi, and even parasites, among others. The antibiotic of choice will depend on the bug and its sensitivity to antibiotics (if at all). ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby has pneumonia and I have him on his prescription antibiotic. Can he also take a cough medicine?

My 9 month old baby has pneumonia and I have him on his prescription antibiotic. Can he also take a cough medicine?

Agree no meds: I completely agree with dr bergman. Please do not give any medications to your 9 month old. While it has been common practice in the past, and physicians often recommended drugs for cough and cold, recent studies have shown they do not help and may in fact cause harm. No child under 2 years old should take any cough/cold meds, including over the counter. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more