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Pneumonia Fever Duration
Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache
Hello. : Hello. Can not distinguish between these three diagnoses based on this information. You will need a medical history, a physical examination to include auscultation of your lungs and you might need a chest xray as well. They will probably check your blood oxygen level and may also do some lab tests. Would play it safe and get evaluated at the emergency room, as there is a possibility that you could have pneumonia. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3yo acute onset tachypnea, wheezing. Given albuterol, wheezing subsided; tachypnea remains. No apparent distress, lethargy, fever, history disease, etc.
See a doctor: If you're feeling chest pain, having trouble breathing or feeling short of breath, you should see a doctor immediately and not wait until your doctor's office opens tomorrow. This could be something viral, but bacterial pneumonia is still very possible, especially if you have a Hx of recurrent pneumonia. If you're concerned, don't wait to seek treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diarrhea, sore throat, congestion, cough, high fever which is now a low grade fever with sweating, headache. Flu or upper respitory tract infection?
How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.
Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had bronchitis or pneumonia for much of last 18 months. Cough up sputum everyday. Wheezing fatigue shortness of breath. COPD or late onset asthma?
I have had 3 episodes of pneumonia over last 18 months, rapid onset, elevated wbc, fever, chills, resp rate 36, no cough or sputum. Diagnosis?
Chronic pneumonia: thats something you need more evaluation. Although it is likely that you had 3 pneumonias, you need to think and evaluate the possibility of atypical/chronic pneumonias or pulmonary fibrosis. If no chest X-ray infiltrate documented, and if u smoke likely that it is chronic bronchitis. Either way you need evaluation. With no sputum, and if there is X-ray pneumonia need to worry about fibrosis ...Read more
Not asthma alone: Fever is not seen in asthma alone, unless there is an accompanying infection. Asthma symptoms and shortness of breath can be worse if there is an infection in the lungs at the same time. This could be a bronchitis or pneumonia. If changes are seen on a chest xray, then it is likely to be a pneumonia. Either way, you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sudden onset: severe body aches, fever, headache. No congestion/sore thrt /cough. 101-102.5 fvr.Vomited 3x yest. But no other stomach discomfort. Flu?
Depends on type: "walking pneumonia" basically means you are not sick enough to be on bed rest in a hospital getting intravenous meds. Some pneumonias have suggestive patterns on an x-ray that suggest the probable germ, many do not.Some are viral & some bacterial.Some can pass to others easily & others seldom do. Discussion with the source of the diagnosis is the best way to find out how easily it spreads. ...Read more
8mnth wheezing SOB subcostal recession.given bronchodilator and steroid.bronchioltis when complicates toviral pneumonia wat r the signs.red flags !!
Just see Dr. again: About bronchiolitis... many babies and toddlers get it. Many of them have mild illnesses. Some get very sick and need hospitalization for oxygen and help in coughing up mucus. Some patients visit the doctor several times because symptoms are serious but not always bad enough for hospitalization. Some of these get hospitalized on the second or third visit to the doctor. That's how bronchiolitis it. ...Read more
Viral acute bronchitis visit to urgent care 2 days ago given breathing trtmnt & sent home w/ meds. Developed 103°F fever, shaking chills, nt sweats, w/ worse cough & short of breath. Is it pneumonia?
How about patient with cough, stuffy nose, and fever < 7 days, given antibiotic because of unknown etiology virus or bacteria?
Antibiotics: Overused and abused, but cannot tell you whether or not you needed these, because did not see and examine you. From what you say in your question it sounds like a viral illness for which you do not need antibiotics, but your doctor may know better. ...Read more
After chest X-ray diagnosed acute bronchitis ant+inhaler given 3 days still out of breath , fever, normal? Pneumonia? No smoker or asthma.
Dengue Fever: Many people who are infected w/ Dengue have mild sx's or no sx's. However, more significant cases may have sxs such as headache, severe bone/joint pain (hence term Breakbone Fever), high fevers (up to 106 F), pain behind eyes, muscle pain, rash, nausea, vomiting & bleeding from gums. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
52 y.o with 6 days of fever, malaise, myalgia, anorexia, but no cough or URI symptoms. Headache, no neck stiffness. Mottled, flat, global erythema.??
Quite similar: Both conditions are caused by dengue virus. One is a milder form but the second one is more serious due to development of very low platelet counts which can lead to bleeding(that is why it is called hemorragic) and occasional fatalities due to shock(fluid leaks) or bleeding. ...Read more
My son has been coughing for almost three weeks, he has no fever and 10 days ago was diagnosed with pneumonia how long will the cough last he is 13?
I don't have spleen. Wondering how long I should wait with this cough and no fever to see if go way on own? Cold or pneumonia? Had for 1 week so far
Best to see your doc: Without the spleen as a protective reservoir, you may be at increased risk of certain infections. It is good that you don't have a fever at this time, but if your cough is serious, it's best to see a doctor for an exam, and perhaps an xray to make sure you don't have pneumonia. ...Read more
My 2yr old was dx with pneumonia and put on meds. She is still getting 102-103 fever when tylenol (acetaminophen) wears off. How long does it take for pneumonia to go?
How long does it take cough from pneumonia to go away after starting abx (z-pack) it's been 2 days. Fever is gone but cough seems worse.
Varies: Cough results from the inflammation associated with the lung infection, and it will last for several weeks. One may be left with wheezing (bronchospasm) and the cough may persist despite taking all of the antibiotics. Addition of medication to break the wheezing may be necessary, and so followup with the doctor who gave you the antibiotics is recommended. ...Read more
14mo old was hospitalized for pneumonia in both lungs. Fever broke &o2 staying steady @91 so discharged. How long til he starts acting/feeling well?
Estimate difficult: It really depends on a number of factors. Observe the baby closely for increased respiratory effort, change in coloration, sweating and other signs of distress. As the lung heals you should definitely see improvement over the next two weeks, but it is difficult to estimate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a chest X-ray and was told I have pneumonia. On meds but how long until the fever and body ache goes away? It's really bad!
How long am I contagious w pneumonia? I have been on doxycycline for 7 days & today is the last. fever only the 1st day.When should I get immunization
Not contagious..: There is not an absolute moment one can predict when one is no longer contagious with an infectious disease like pneumonia. We generally believe and say it is when you no longer have a fever. After 7 days on antibiotics, you are likely not contagious. While having had pneumonia (unless you have an underlying chronic disease) is not an indication for the vaccine, many docs would give..anytime now. ...Read more
Left lower lobe pneumonia March 4. No fever, just felt like junk. Got levaquin (levofloxacin). Now just feeling weak. Chest X-ray clear. How long till I'm better?
10 yr. Old, right upper lobe pneumonia, no response to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) so dosage increased & addition of zithromax. How long until fever and cough subside?
2 episodes of febrile seizure due to pneumonia (9mons)(1y/o). Is that safe to put on phenobarbital 1/4 gr 2x/day? how long he need to take it?
Febrile seizures: Febrile seizures are not usually treated with preventative medications other than Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin during illness (this can help prevent rapid body temperature fluctuations that trigger the seizure). If an anti-seizure drug was recommended for your child, there may be more going on that simple febrile seizures. Please have a frank discussion with your pediatrician or neurologist. ...Read more
3 Episode of febrile seizure because of 2x Pneumonia and 1 UTI. is that right to put the 15mos/old in phenobarbital 14gr 2x/day? how long?
Perhaps: Phenobarbital is commonly used for seizure control in very young children. Febrile seizures don't usually require anticonvulsant therapy, but if they are frequent, then sometimes treatment is given until the child outgrows febrile seizures. If there are no seizures after a year, then meds should be stopped by the doctor to see if they are still needed. ...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
Pneumonia: There are no specific symptoms in patients with pneumonia that are present all the time, including fever. Whether you mount a fever or not depends on many variables, but the key to diagnosing pneumonia is the demonstration that the lung tissues are involved, usually by imaging studies, although a good clinician can demonstrate this by exam at the bedside. ...Read more
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
May persist weeks: It is not uncommon for a cough from pneumonia linger for a couple of weeks after the fever and other symptoms disappear. The cough is part of the "clean up" of the lung, as it helps you expel mucus. If you think your child is worsening however, return to your childs doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacterial pneumonia: Bacterial pneumonia generally has a fever. And a cough, which produces a lot of phlegm. There may be other signs as well - difficulty breathing, pain in the chest (especially when breathing in), & other signs of infection. The clinical triad (fever, cough, dyspnea) is seen a fair amount of time, but up to 20% of the time, you could be missing 1 of these signs & still have pneumonia (& the other 2) ...Read more
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