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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

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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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?

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 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 ?

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 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 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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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 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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Pneumonia (Definition)

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