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Pneumonia Breathing Treatment
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
Pneumonia-had rociphen shot, day 5 of zithromax, still coughing, He's 3 y.o. Can he take Mucinex? 30lbs. He may need breathing treatment, please ad
21month boy, history of pneumonia and bronchitis.Already on zpack and breathing treatments this year. Wet breath sounds right after tx, what else can I do?
Hydrate, avoid smoke: When sick with an upper respiratory infection one should stay well hydrated & avoid irritants like smoke. If there is a fever it should be treated with acetaminophen as fever will contribute to dehydration. If the child's caregivers smoke, they should quit for the sake of the child's health. I would also be concerned about this child's immune status with a serious medical history like this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a X-ray Thursday night and found I have pneumonia. I was given a shot, breathing treatment and 3 prescriptions. When will I feel better?
2-3 days: Providing you are responding nicely to treatment. Depending on the causative agent the antibiotic may or may not work. There are now clear cut criteria for admission in the hospital for patients with pneumonia. Some pneumonia like diseases are viral and antibiotics will not make a difference, but time. Finally some have a non infectious cause and become chronic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have fibrotic changes to your lung after pneumonia is resolved? What symptoms should one expect? Is there a treatment?
Yes: It is common to have areas of scarification after a severe pneumonia. Fortunately it is usually a small area of the lung that is asymptomatic that results. It's symptoms may include shortness of breath when walking but this usually may resolve. But the more episodes occur the worse it is. Smoking in the worst factor that worsens the occurrence of any lung disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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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