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What medicine do I need to take I am recently diagnose of basal pneumonitis?

What medicine do I need to take I am recently diagnose of basal 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

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Pneumonitis (Definition)

Neonatal pneumonia is a condition in which a neonate (a baby 0-28 days old) has an infection in the lungs. Usually, the infection is caused by bacteria and is serious. Intravenous (IV) antibiotics are used ...Read more


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Is there any history on the drug simvastin and hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Is there any history on the drug simvastin and hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

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

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Is there any study on the drug simvastatin causing hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Statins: There are several studies:

doi: 10.1183/09031936.02.00258802
erj march 1, 2002 vol. 19 no. 3 577-580
statin-induced fibrotic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia
is one of them. ...Read more

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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)

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)

Likely pulmonary fib: Even though the CT did not show progression, functionally your air exchange may be reducing from scarring and distortion of the lung structure. The most important step would be avoidance of the agent causing the problem in the first place. ...Read more

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What medicine for pneumonia?

It depends.: There are different types of bacteria that cause bacterial pneumonia in the community. Infections acquired in the hospital can be caused by different bugs. Viral pneumonia would not respond to any antibiotics. On rare occasions pneumonia could be cause by a fungus. ...Read more

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How long does it take chemical pneumonia take to go away by itself? If it was from an acute exposure

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

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Which drug is preferable in treating nosocomial pneumonia?

Which drug is preferable in treating nosocomial pneumonia?

Nosocomial: pneumonia is not a specific disease. Nosocomial means that the infection was acquired in the hospital. So the preferred drug would depend on the particular microorganism responsible for the pneumonia, and other clinical factors. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia? What are those medicine can heal pneumonia? How can I prevent or how to prevent pneumonia?

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

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Is is a zpack a good medicine for pneumonia?

Is is a zpack a good medicine for pneumonia?

Yes: Yes it is. But if you are not getting better you may need a change of antibiotics ...Read more

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What drug can be prescribed for brunch pneumonia to a 3 month baby?

What drug can be prescribed for brunch pneumonia to a 3 month baby?

Clarify question: I am not familiar with brunch pneumonia. Infants can take antibiotics just as adults can with some exceptions, such as avoiding Ceftriaxone in the newborn period and Doxycycline less than 8years. ...Read more

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Can Clydamycin be used to treat bronchitis? I've seen the drug has coverage for pneumonia, but no description specifically mentions bronchitis.

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

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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

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What drug can be prescribed for a 3 month baby with bronchitis pneumonia?

What drug can be prescribed for a 3 month baby with bronchitis pneumonia?

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

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Can you tell me how lowering drugs that reduce alertness aid in preventing pneumonia?

Can you tell me how lowering drugs that reduce alertness aid in preventing pneumonia?

Aspiration: If drousy just like not able to drive or work heavy machinery with out ill effect, eating or drinking, food or liquid with reflexes suppressed can allow aspiration which in turn can cause pneumonia. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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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

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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?

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?

Pneumonia: If pneumonia is caused by a bacteria, then the treatment is antibiotics. Steroids do not treat bacterial infections. I would say if your child is not improving with the antibiotic within 48-72 hours, then I would call your pediatrician to see if they need further evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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

Mgt: 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?

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

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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 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?

None available: Prescription acyclovir and intravenous varicella immune globulin would be my choice for treatment. OTC meds might provide comfort but help very little if at all. It is a serious condition. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Now: If your child not getting better on medications and as you say getting worse you may need to seen by physician again. May need change of medication or if warranted repeat radiography. Advise taking the child back to pediatrician or to er based I his current conditions. ...Read more

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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

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My 4 year old has pneumonia and his coughing interrupts his sleep. Should he take cough medicine or will that make his infection worse?

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

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Pneumonia and am currently taking biaxin (clarithromycin). My mouth is producingand annoying. Is this a side effect of the drug, or being ill?

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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Chemical Pneumonitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the lung caused by aspirating or inhaling irritants. ...Read more


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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