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Pneumonia Not Responding To Antibiotics
Can the use of haloperidol (for delirium) or hydromorphone (for pain) mask an elderly pt's ability to respond to antibiotic treatment for suspected sepsis and probable pneumonia?
Depends: This is a good question. Geographic location plays an important role in these decision. There are different resistance patterns in different communities. Here in chicago, we use the fluoroquinolone class as first line (levaquin (levofloxacin) or avelox). There are many different options in addition to these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes -- at least 10 days needed. ...Read more
Severe Lung Disease: Acute interstitial pnumonia also called hamman rich syndrome.It is rare severe lung condition that affects otherwise healthy people.There is no known cause and cure these patients are treated in ICU in hospital.And often require ventilation support , steroids are used intravenously and since it is not caused by infecton antibiotics are not usually needed.Often the condition is fatal in 60% of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 10 year old son was diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday, he has taken his antibiotic for 3 days. He woke up this a.m. with the croup. Related?
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Yes it should be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was diagnosed with pneumonia 3weeks ago. Finished antibiotic, no more fever, but the cough is not better and I am so tired?
I've had pneumonia for 3 months i went to the doctor yesterday and he prescribed me an antibiotic.I looked it up and it's a red alert, ?
Communications : Contact your physician and address your concerns. ...Read more
Pt Dx'd with aspiration pneumonia. On antibiotic IV for 2 days now disc. Pt. has occasional bronchial sounding cough. Is pt pneumonia free?
Hopefully : Whoever made the diagnosis treated you first on an inpatient basis with IV mess and then decided that you could be treated on an outpatient basis safely. The fact that you have a cough is not a sufficient criteria of cure or not. Talk to your doc. If not satisfied make a virtual consult with me. ...Read more
Is it ok to take qvar and xopenex (levalbuterol) for cough from pneumonia. Already on antibiotic (11yo)?
My boyfriend and i had unprotected sex while he's still taking his antibiotic for pneumonia. What are the risks if i get pregnant?
I have bacterial pneumonia-no insurance--so no antibiotic--any suggestions on how to get a prescription? I'm traveling so very low on funds.
MDlive: You can call mdlive.Com and talk to a physician who can help you by diagnosing your problem and prescribing necessary treatment. I am in the state of wa, so if you were to pick up a prescription in that state, you can talk to me, otherwise, each state has physicians that you can talk to and be treated accordingly. ...Read more
My boyfriend had pneumonia, took an antibiotic, and now loses his breath when talking. Is this from the pneumonia? Had it about a month ago.
Hello, I have some who is coming from PA with walking pneumonia. She is my girl friend and what if she kisses me? She did take antibiotic though.
Measuring risk: It sounds like ur girlfriend took the prescribed treatment -which means there's a good chance the germs are 'gone' IF they were bacterial germs to begin with. "Walking pneumonia" is generally mild (hence patient can still walk around) but it could have been caused by a virus -for which antibiotics will have no use at all. If she is really sick-ur risks are higher. If recovering, ur likely OK. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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