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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

Dr. Gary Kohn
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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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What do you mean by bilateral basal pneumonitis?

What do you mean by bilateral basal pneumonitis?

Inflammation of lung: Pneumonitis is a term used for inflammation of lungs (mostly due to infections). If it involves the lower zones of the lungs on both left and right lung, then it would be reported as bilateral basal pneumonitis. This is just a description of the extent of lung involvement, and there could be several causes for this pattern. Talk to your doctor regarding your specific situation. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the meaning of basal pneumonitis?

Please help! What is the meaning of basal pneumonitis?

Pneumonitis: Pneumonitis is an inflammatory process of the lung, like pneumonia, due to numerous potential causes. Basal simply refers to the location of the Pneumonitis: at the lung bases, or one of the lowermost segments of the lung. In other words, the bottom part of the lung. ...Read more

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What's the meaning of someone having a right basal interstitial pneumonitis?

Focus of infection: This is a focus of infection in the lung. Pt will likely receive antibiotics. May need follow-up to make sure it goes away - talk with your doc. ...Read more

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My niece is 4 and her xray says basal pneumonitis. Does she need medication?

My niece is 4 and her xray says basal pneumonitis. Does she need medication?

Xray is nonspecific: Typically "pneumonitis" on an x ray can be viral, so often no meds. The appearance is somewhat stringy rather than the usual bacterial, fluffy, infiltrate.
But we as radiologists don't always know exactly what we see and x ray is a blunt instrument anyway.
Your provider knows the score clinically so listen to them. Many infiltrates need follow up chest x ray to make sure they clear. ...Read more

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Could you please explain what right basal pneumonia is?

Could you please explain what right basal pneumonia is?

Pneumonia.: Pneumonia is an infection of a lobe of the lung, in this case the right lower lobe. Symptoms include cough, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, chills and sweats. Can develop quickly or can take some time, depending on the bacterium/virus involved. Signs include a measured fever and typical findings on a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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How does one get basal interstitial pneumonia?

How does one get basal interstitial pneumonia?

Pneumonia: There is 'interstitial pneumonia' and 'interstitial lung disease'. I have not heard of "basal interstitial pneumonia". Interstitial pneumonia is usually caused by viruses and some bacteria like bugs such as mycoplasma and chlamydia. ...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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61Y old, colon cancer stage 2b, 3cycles of FOLFOX and she develops dyspnea 3-4days after chemo, could it be drug-induced pneumonitis? Onco says there is no such side effect for folfox regimen, but I've read the articles. Should we take this seriously?

Here are some...: Dyspnea denotes you need oxygen resulting from poor transporting oxygen from lungs to the blood. What is the underlying reason for this? You have to be evaluated so to find out what may cause short of breath in addition to a possible drug-induced pneumonitis. How to sort the related things for good care? Follow instructions in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby, you can work better ...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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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.

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

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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