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What's the treatment for pneumonia?

What's the treatment for pneumonia?

Antibiotics: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissues. It is usually caused by one of a number of bacteria or by aspiration of saliva or food in those who have problems swallowing such as patients who have had strokes or altered levels of consiousness due to alcohol or drugs or seizures. Pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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


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What are your treatment options for pneumonia?

What are your treatment options for pneumonia?

See: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pneumonia/basics/treatment/con-20020032

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What the best medical treatment for " pneumonia"?

What the best medical treatment for " pneumonia"?

For patients that: Do not need hospitalization oral antibiotics are usually prescribed. For someone who is 20 years old a standard treatment would be amoxicillin, or my preference is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which is a combination of two antibiotics that includes amoxicillin. An alternative is doxycycline which can be taken by people allergic to pen. Also, azithromycin in the for of a 'Z-pack' is a convenient treatment. ...Read more

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How do I figure out what is treatment for pneumonia?

How do I figure out what is treatment for pneumonia?

Pneumonia: Let your doctor do it. There are multiple types of pneumonia, some requiring different treatments than others. If you think you might have pneumonia, seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pneumonia? Treatment of pneumonia?

What are the causes of pneumonia? Treatment of pneumonia?

Infection/antibiotic: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, which can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Somethings which predispose to pneumonia include impaired cough (which may happen after surgery or after something like a stroke, weakened immune system, which may be seen with things like cancer chemo, or chronic lung disease. Treatment is antibiotics, support like supplemental oxygen if needed and time. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for community acquired pneumonia?

What is the recommended treatment for community acquired pneumonia?

Antibiotics: Depends on what kind of pneumonia. My room the menu simply have to run their course most of the time. Bacterial pneumonia can be treated with a variety of different anabiotic's depending on which pneumonia is prevalent in your area. ...Read more

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Can a young adult die from pneumonia if they receive treatment late?

Can a young adult die from pneumonia if they receive treatment late?

Unfortunately yes: But they can ALSO die if they receive treatment early. Despite best medical effort, if the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotic, or if it is a virus that doesn't respond to abx, then a patient may die from severe pneumonia because the lungs are unable to bring oxygen to the blood. I hope this hasn't already happened to someone you know! ...Read more

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What is the treatment of lingular lobe pneumonia?

Pneumonia treatment: Lingular pneumonia is treated with antibiotics, steroids if needed, inhalers, fluids, rest. Hospitalization may be needed depending on how ill the patient is. ...Read more

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Is atrovastatin has any rule in treatment of pneumonia?!

Is atrovastatin has any rule in treatment of pneumonia?!

Prevent, not treat: Some studies (http://thorax. Bmj. Com/content/61/11/957.Full) suggest that diabetics taking Atorvastatin have a lower risk for pneumonia. So perhaps you can "prevent" infection but once you have bacterial pneumonia, you need antibiotics to treat it. Of course, your doc might have you continue taking Atorvastatin to continue lowering cholesterol & risk for heart disease, even while taking antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is zpack the best treatment for pneumonia?

Is zpack the best treatment for pneumonia?

Perhaps: The choice of an antibiotic for pneumonia depends upon the causative agent of the lung infection and its sensitivities to antibiotics, the potential necessity to hospitalize and treat intravenously, the extent of involvement and the degree to which the patient is compromised, among other factors. Azithromycin is an oral agent which may be effective against, particularly, some atypical pneumonias. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pneumonia? My 3 year old niece has it.

What is the treatment for pneumonia? My 3 year old niece has it.

Depends: Some pneumonia is a viral illness and must run it's course. Others are caused by germs that require antibiotics for improvement. Some kids can be treated easily with oral medication while others are so sick they need hospital care. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the effects and treatment for asphyxiation pneumonia?

Can you please describe the effects and treatment for asphyxiation pneumonia?

"aspiration? ": I'm guessing that you probably meant aspiration (not asphyxiation) pneumonia. Asphyxiation essentially means suffocation. Aspiration is when food or bacteria from the mouth gets into the airway and lungs. This can result in inflammation, and about 25% of the time a true infection will develop. Sometimes if there is no infection, we call it "pneumonitis". Antibiotics help if infection. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for aspiration pneumonia?

What is the treatment for aspiration pneumonia?

Antibiotics: This is usually a mixed bacterial infection which is slowly progressive and treated with penicillin, clindamycin, and a host of other antibiotics depending upon the doctor's preference. Prolonged therapy may be necessary. It is also important to determine the cause of the aspiration, so that recurrence is minimized and that the primary problem is dealt with. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pneumocystis pneumonia?

What is the treatment for pneumocystis pneumonia?

Support and meds: Pcp pneumonia is treated like other pneumonia, specifically support including oxygen or mechanical ventilation if needed. Antibiotics specifically targeting pcp for example bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). In pcp pneumonia that is associated with HIV disease, steroids for their antiinflammatory effect are also helpful. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for interstitial pneumonia?

Depends on cause: The term is one which applies to the radiologic appearance, and not the actual causative agent. This may be viral, or other atypical pneumonias, or may actually not be due to infection. Diagnosis through history, physical and labs is essential to choosing appropriate management. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for newborn pneumonia?

Antibiotics: Sometimes it is also necessary to provide respiratory support with intubation and oxygen. ...Read more

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Diagnosed by UTI and pneumonia. What is the best treatment for both?

Diagnosed by UTI and pneumonia. What is the best treatment for both?

Antibiotics: Uti is a urinary infection. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. These are typically treated with an antibiotic. Some antibiotics or a combination will treat both common lung and urinary infections. But, as it would require a physician or health provider to prescribe an antibiotic it would be best to see one to select the best choice for you if they feel indicated for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Docs, could a healthy adult recover from pneumonia without treatment?

Not advised: Although it is not impossible to beat a bacterial pneumonia without treatment, this disease killed many before the advent of antibiotics. Antibiotics are the standard of care for this disease. ...Read more

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Is there a clear top treatment for chronic cough after pneumonia? What is it?

Is there a clear top treatment for chronic cough after pneumonia? What is it?

Cough: Sometimes just takes time to get better but sometimes after an infection the airway is very sensitive and requires inhalers to help calm down the cough. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you give a breathing treatment to a 5 year that was diagnosed with pneumonia?

Can you give a breathing treatment to a 5 year that was diagnosed with pneumonia?

Can Be: Breathing treatment with broncho dilator e.g. Albuterol can help. You may not need steroid nebulizer treatment. If your child has her own neb machine, I am sure she has a diagnosis of asthma, so albuterol neb treatment will be good. Pneumonia itself is a triggering factor for asthma flare up. Continue the antibiotic if given by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 8 month old baby has been diagnosed with pneumonia. Is treatment always successful?

My 8 month old baby has been diagnosed with pneumonia. Is treatment always successful?

Generally yes: Pneumonia used to have a high mortality rate, but with the use of proper antibiotics and supportive care the mortality rate is very low. However, there may be a viral pneumonia such as influenza pneumonia that has a high mortality rate. Even with proper care, pneumonia can very serious, so proper medical care is extremely important. ...Read more

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If a child with pneumonia is delayed in getting treatment can it cause any long-lasting problems?

Yes: If serious and untreated can even lead to death, patients with suspected pneumonia need medical attention right away. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis and treatment for scarring on the lungs due to repeated pneumonia?

What is the diagnosis and treatment for scarring on the lungs due to repeated pneumonia?

Depends on cause: Recurrent pneumonia should be investigated and cause of the scarring determined to ensure that there is no ongoing inflammation in the involved segment of the lung. Treatment depends on underlying cause that is identified. If there is persistent infection in the lungs, it can lead to development of bronchiectasis over time. Please consult a lung specialist for detailed assessment. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a fourteen year old girl survive with pneumonia without treatment?

Depends: This depends on the type of pneumonia. Some viral pneumonia's may self heal over a week or so. The pneumococcal pneumonia that struck the creator of the muppets, mr. Hansen, died within 48 hours of starting treatment after he put it off. ...Read more

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I saw a doctor who diagnosed pneumonia. Now he wants to do treatment. I suspect he is churning. What is significance of the condition?

I saw a doctor who diagnosed pneumonia. Now he wants to do treatment. I suspect he is churning. What is significance of the condition?

Treatment?: Most cases of simple pneumonia can be detected during an office evaluation, sometimes aided by a chest x-ray. Routine treatment would be an oral antibiotic. However, some cases of pneumonia can be quite serious if not fatal and require hospital based care. Your post does not contain enough information to comment on your situation. ...Read more

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Doctor says I have pneumonia or pleurisy. Is the treatment the same?

No: Treatment for pneumonia usually includes antibiotics and cough medication. Pleurisy tends to be caused by viruses and anti inflammatory medications are the main treatments rather than antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the treatment and prognosis for pneumonia and pleural effusion?

What are the treatment and prognosis for pneumonia and pleural effusion?

Varies: If bacterial pneumonia with fluid= effusion are caught and treated early and with appropriate antibacterial agents, then full recovery is likely.
If the effusion is large, drainage by thoracic tap="thoracentesis can be diagnostic and therapeutic.
Depending on age, smoking, etc. One likely needs cut scan and maybe bronchoscope to rule out cancer of the lung causing the pneumonia. ...Read more

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After treatment of pneumonia will the chest xray improve?

If therapy correct: If treatment is appropriate for organism causing the pneumonia answer is yes. Usually patient improves by feeling better much sooner than radiography completely normalizes. Complete radiographic resolution can lag 6 -8 weeks behind clinical improvement. If no clinical improvement then patient usually reevaluated with imaging. The wrong or a resistant organism may be cause. ...Read more