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Pneumonia Fever After Antibiotics
I was diagnosed with pneumonia 3weeks ago. Finished antibiotic, no more fever, but the cough is not better and I am so tired?
I was diagnosed with viral pneumonia 1 day ago and on antibiotic 1 day. No fever and feeling better today. I teach college; when to return?
Almost 6 days since dx w/pneumonia, starting antibiotic.Still have 101 fever,severe cough w/phlegm,chest/back pain.Is this normal?
My daughter has pneumonia after flu & now on an antibiotic & has no fever. Can she continue xopenex/qvar which was given for bad cough with pneum now?
Yes: and follow up with her doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nosocomial pneumonia, male (age 60), fever 103 for 3days. Antibiotic started 2days ago (augmentin, azithro). When will temp. normalize? Is it serious?
It can take a while: The condition sound serious. Nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections are usually worse than "walking pneumonia" of the community. You'll be on antibiotics for 7-10 day (avg), & barring relapse, you start to feel better around that time. The fevers can persist until then, but usually dissipate in 2-3 days. If fevers persist, talk to your doc about changing antibiotics. Any lung infection is serious. ...Read more
Pneumonia-whats wrong if after 3days of taking zithromax antibiotic, the fever never subsides.It still ranges 38.3-39.5°c.&still has shoulder-back ache?
Why am I given a 2nd antibiotic for pneumonia even though have no cough, no fever? Should I take it? Recent quit smoking. Chest pain/short of breath.
Pneumonia: You have not provided enough info to allow an intelligent comment. If you have questions about the manner in which you are being treated and cannot get straight answers from the doctor you are seeing it might be very beneficial for you to get a second opinion. If you can contact an infectious diseases expert that might be the best avenue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Day 10 pneumonia, 2nd antibiotic+steroid,fever,chills,sweats,joint pain now gone but chest still rattling/wheezing/gurgling. PF 55% best. Recommend?
Mgt: I would suggest another visit with your PCP. You may need to use an inhaled steroid combined with Albuterol/serevent more often or they may increase the dose of the inhaled steroid. They will also assess you for the use of oral steroids. Another chest Radiograph may be obtained at that time. ...Read more
Doctor thinks I have pneumonia.Started antiobiotics. Fever stopped. Heart rate very high (85-100). I'm worried, is it normal?
See below: It would not be unusual for you to have a mild to moderate increase in pulse rate during early treatment for pneumonia. 85-100 is not a very high heart rate. The fact that your fever is better suggests your antibiotic treatment is effective. If you are feeling better don't worry about a pulse of 85-100. It will return to your baseline after resolution of your pneumonia and any deconditioning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with pneumonial & fever 40 celcious, hospitalized and treated with antibiotic, till now, fever still, but drop to 37.5 - 37.9, shall i worry?
Depends: Continued fever with pneumonia while already on oral antibiotics can be of concern. It may be indicative of a pleural effusion (fluid in the lining of the lung). It can also just mean you need to give the antibiotics more time to work. I suggest discussing this with your doctor and getting a chest x-ray. ...Read more
Child has strep and very mucusy cough that began after starting antibiotics, could this be pnuemonia? Still has fever after dose 3 of antibiotics
See doctor now: it is not clear that your child has strep pharyngitis or not? Was it confirmed by rapid strep screen? You said he had 3 doses or 3 kinds of antibiotics? Any way he is still running a fever. He needs to see the doctor ASAP. Maybe more blood tests or CXR need to done to make a correct diagnosis and followed by appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Sick for 6 weeks. On my 3rd antibiotic. Lyme, mono, flu, pneumonia all ruled out. Today's tests - sed rate 38 and C-reactive protein 1.7. Now what?
?: Need to compare to previous readings, looks like those numbers are coming down, regardless, please keep the follow up with your treating physicians, hopefully you will get well soon, what counts more is how you look like clinically, as we treat patients not lab results, wish you wellness ...Read more
On 10-4-12 i was given a flu shot & pnemonia inj in arm. Developed cellulitis within a day . Finished antibodic but arm still looks terrible?
Local reaction: The overwhelming probability is that you reacted adversely to something in the injected material, whether the antibiotic or the carrier. If it is not getting worse, time is the great healer. Warm compresses at this point might be helpful. On rare occasions this may represent infection from a contaminated injection. If so and you are getting worse, see doctor asap. ...Read more
Chemicals: Infections cause the release of chemicals ( interleukins) from white cells. These chemicals are extremely potent and mediate a variety of host responses to infection including raising your temperature. Your body seems to fight a bit better at warmer temps and some bacteria don't do as well. ...Read more
Usually: Pneumonia is generally described as a febrile illness with a cough and a chest x-ray finding consistent with infection in one or more lobes of the lung. Immune compromised patients or very elderly patients may not have a fever.... But even they usually do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, i see it all the time. Especially if you are immune compromised. Btw i'm originally from your neck of the woods. I went to port jefferson high school. Elvhs feel better. ...Read more
Brother had stroke, is in coma. Not waking up. Treated for pneumonia and fever. Happened Thursday night. What should I expect or prepare for?
My 4 year old daughter has a slight case of pneumonia and her fever now ranges between 99-100. Is this normal? it used to be between 102-104.
Fever: Typically after 48 hours of antibiotics doctors like to see temperatures below 100.4, if not we need to re-evaluate the treatment and diagnosis. 99-100 is acceptable, but also be looking at her other symptoms.... Her respiratory rate, her energy level, her cough, if those are not improving that is cause for re eval as well. ...Read more
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