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Medicine For Chemical Pneumonitis
Antibiotic: You need to mlet your dr decide which antibitic is best for this infection. This is serious--let your dr decide this. ...Read more
No: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is mostly associated with inhaled particles. That the body has a reaction to). Typically with molds, bacteria etc. This may be associated with certain hobbies. A classic cause is related to having a pet bird. There are some drugs which can cause and inflammation of the lung that is similar, amiodarone the antiarrythmic is one, some cancer drugs, not usually statins. ...Read more
Pulmonary finrosis hypersensitivity pneumonitis not progressed during 1, 5 years on CT but breathlessness and low SPO2 started. Heart been checked, its ok. Can drugs cause it? (micophenolate mofetil)
How long does it take chemical pneumonia take to go away by itself? If it was from an acute exposure
Weeks: Chemcal pneumonia (or pneumonitis) causes irritation to the cells in the lung. Generally not an actual pneumonia like that caused by bacteria. Aspiration (from out stomachs) is most common. It can take days to weeks to resolve. Remember that the cells lining the lung have been damaged and are trying to heal. ...Read more
What is pneumonia? What are those medicine can heal pneumonia? How can I prevent or how to prevent pneumonia?
Lung infection: Pneumonia is an infection of lung, usually caused by bacteria or virus but also by fungus, too. Chemicals can cause similar pneumonitis or inflammatory response. Cancers & foreign objects can also block lungs too. Best way to prevent pneumonia is to avoid being coughed/sneezed upon, wash hands frequently, don't smoke, maintain your immune system via diet & exercise. Most important, stop smoking! ...Read more
Can Clydamycin be used to treat bronchitis? I've seen the drug has coverage for pneumonia, but no description specifically mentions bronchitis.
Bronchitis: In 95% of cases, acute bronchitis is viral, so antibiotics in general would have no benefit. The mainstay of treatment here would really be steroids and inhalers. For the minority of cases that are bacterial, better antibiotic choices exist, such as Azithromycin or Levofloxacin. ...Read more
My 2 year old son was diagnosed with pneumonia on friday, the 21st. I wanted to know when should I take him back to the emergency room? He is taking all his medicines.
See a Pediatrician: The er is not a great place for follow up care. It is best to see a pediatrician or your primary care provider. If you don't have one, it would be good to establish with one. Most kids with pneumonia should be checked in a couple of days to see if they are starting to improve. Definitely call the doctor if the fever does not decrease in a few days, increased breathing problems or anything new. ...Read more
It depends: That makes things somewhat more clear. Baby's don't get bronchitis, but bronchiolitis (lower airway inflammation). There is no treatment as it is a viral infection, just symptom support. If your baby received an x-ray and the doctor said they have pneumonia, than Amoxicillin is the first line treatment. ...Read more
I have had pneumonia for 3 weeks no medicine is working and now I can't take a breath without extreme pain. What could be going on?
Need follow up: If you have not had a follow u with your doctor, it seems like it may be time. You may benefit from a pain medication. I know it may hurt to breath but you need to to keep your airway open. Your doctor can help by giving you a spirometer which can help you take deep breathes. ...Read more
My son has got damp in his room and he's got a chesty cough and it stinks like some sort of chemical what does that mean? And does pneumonia smell
Can black mold cause pneumonia and can it be confused with other type and not be cured because the proper medicine is not being used. Help?
Not likely: Exposure to a high level of mold may cause a pneumonitis or inflammatory condition of the lungs but this is very uncommon. Mold on your house may trigger allergies but it's unlikely to pneumonia in the truest sense. As far as differing from other mods, you have to ask a mycologist! ...Read more
Would rapper Eazy E have been save-able with modern medicine? He presented with aids, pneumonia, and t cell count of only 14. But this was in 1995
HIV AIDS: That is a very low T-cell count. But if he had no serious intercurrent infections it seems likely that he could be treated effectively in this day and age. Tremendous advances in care and management of HIV, but AIDS still carries risk for mordidity and mortaility. So it may depend on the pneumonia that you mentioned and how severe etc. ...Read more
Why3.5 months baby hv repeated pneumonia n cough from 2.5 months even after being given antibiotics n more drugs under supervision? Wht can be done?
Testing and Eval:
If there is a pattern of repeated pneumonia, your doctor may refer you to a specialist for further evaluation. Some causes include reflux and aspiration, cystic fibrosis, aspiration from the upper airway/mouth/nose, low immune defenses and early injury/infections during the time period around birth.
Prmg/pediatrics may review records faxed to 858 442 6146 for? S. ...Read more
I have a brother who has cirrohsis, hepatitis C and just got pneumonia he is a drug IV user and drinks and smokes is this very bad?
Yes: Your brother has many medical co-morbidities that will make almost any medical problem in him worse and more difficult to treat. He needs to be under the care of a doctor, closely. ...Read more
My 9 month old has pneumonia and just started omnicef (cefdinir). Is there any kind of medicine maybe steroid to help that he should be taking also?
When a high fever breaks on its own with no medicine does that mean the cold is almost over? Would zpak help keep pneumonia away, or is that a good rx
For your four year old daughter, preventative antibiotics are not suggested. Most of the illnesses at this age are viral and not treated with antibiotics. Certain conditions associated with underlying chronic infections though, may warrant the use of chronic antibiotics.
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I fell ill some time back doctor said its pneumonia but even after having medicine I still feel weak?
Sounds reasonable.: It is common to feel weak for quite a while following major illness, but that is a pronouncement best made by your physician. I would hate to overlook something. ...Read more
When a high fever breaks on its own with no medicine does that mean the cold is almost over? On zpak for bronchitis. Will this keep pneumonia away
My 82 year-old grandma in China is suffering from varicella pneumonia. Is there any over-the-counter drugs I can purchase from US that would help her?
My 5 year old has severe pneumonia. When should I go to a hospital? The medicine that our pediatrician has prescribed doesn't seem to be working, and my son seems to be getting worse. At what point in the symptoms should I take him to the hospital?
I've got pneumonia and my doctor prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime).How fast does this medicine will work?
Depends: A lot depends or organism bacteria or mycoplasma or viral. If organism susceptible to antibiotic should start to feel better in 3 days. Some times complications of pneumonia such as empyema and extent of consolidation in lung enter into time of healing. Sometimes there can be progression because of lack of sensitivity of organism to antibiotic. Radiographs often define extent of the problem. ...Read more
My 4 year old has pneumonia and his coughing interrupts his sleep. Should he take cough medicine or will that make his infection worse?
It won't help much: Cough is the body's way to remove material from the airway. With pneumonia, cough is a common symptom as the body is trying to clear the infection out of the lungs. While the cough is annoying and disrupts sleep, it is also necessary to get better. Humidity, increasing fluids, and sleeping with the head and chest elevated are safe treatments that can be tried. I hope he gets better soon. ...Read more
Pneumonia and am currently taking biaxin (clarithromycin). My mouth is producingand annoying. Is this a side effect of the drug, or being ill?
Both possible: The medication you are taking can produce unpleasant tastes, but you don't specify what the problem is. Certainly people who are ill may have a variety of manifestations of the illness, and in addition, antibiotics can predispose one to secondary infections, like thrush, which can be very unpleasant. ...Read more
Chemical Pneumonitis (Definition)
Inflammation of the lung caused by aspirating or inhaling irritants. ...Read more