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Is there anything I can do to speed the recovery from pneumonia?

Yes: Rest.
Get adequate nutrition and hydration.
Avoid any contact with cigarette smoke.
Take all your prescribed antibiotics as ordered. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does zinc help w/ the recovery of adult pneumonia patients?

Does zinc help w/ the recovery of adult pneumonia patients?

Yes. . . and No.: Zinc is an important co-factor in our immune system's functioning. One study has shown that maintaining normal zinc levels led to decreased duration of pneumonia, and decreased duration of antibiotics needed to treat the pneumonia. This does not mean that zinc supplementation will necessarily help with pneumonia recovery; but it does suggest that maintaining normal zinc levels in the body will. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period for pneumonia? I've had it 6 months ago and still am unwell?

How long is the recovery period for pneumonia? I've had it 6 months ago and still am unwell?

Very un- Usual: To have pneumonia for six month something wrong have to be investigated to see if you complicating factors. ...Read more

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At what ANC level would you cancel chemo for dlbcl patient? Will ongoing pneumonia hinder neutropenia recovery, or does neutropenia worsens pneumonia?

At what ANC level would you cancel chemo for dlbcl patient? Will ongoing pneumonia hinder neutropenia recovery, or does neutropenia worsens pneumonia?

It is not just: A numbers game. One has to take the entire clinical picture with infectious, disease related, and overall condition to make a plan. To treat with low WBC and active infection would be extremely dangerous. ...Read more

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Hi there, I had pneumonia, while 25 week pregnant, and had to be ventilated for 9 days, in icu, I made a great recovery but am concerned of lung scari?

Hi there, I had pneumonia, while 25 week pregnant, and had to be ventilated for 9 days, in icu, I made a great recovery but am concerned of lung scari?

Scarring?: That must have been over the top awful for you!
Fortunately most pneumonias, even severe ones don't scar the lungs but it may depend on which organism caused the pneumonia so ask your doctors. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia in one lung very serious? Can it be transmitted? How long should full recovery take?

Is pneumonia in one lung very serious? Can it be transmitted? How long should full recovery take?

1 lung is the usual: The most common forms of pneumonia in an 18 year old usually only affect one lung and most of the time, recovery is complete. Yes, pneumonia is contagious, but usually not as contagious as a cold or the flu. It depends upon type of bacteria or virus that is causing the pneumonia, but it most cases you should feel significantly better within 24-36 hours after you start the proper treatment. ...Read more

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If someone is on life support with pneumonia and sepsis, is there chance of recovery?

If someone is on life support with pneumonia and sepsis, is there chance of recovery?

Yes: Yes there is certainly a chance for recovery. In fact most patients with sepsis recover. The real chance of recovery depends on all kinds of details, including any underlying medical problems, kinds of organ failure, etc and should be discussed with the doctors involved in the care of the patient. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia with acid reflux, sinusitis, & laryngitis. What kind of recovery period am I looking at?

I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia with acid reflux, sinusitis, & laryngitis. What kind of recovery period am I looking at?

Depends on details: Your question suggests laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) aka extra-esophageal reflux disease (eerd). Generally, high dose ppis are ineffective; medications/ppis do not stop reflux. First, you must recover from pneumonia. Then, you should consult with a minimally invasive surgeon to discuss more definitive treatment options http://goo. Gl/0rrqv. ...Read more

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If someone in their 70's has kidney failure, double pneumonia and liver and heart trouble as well as colitis and dehydration, recovery possible?

If someone in their 70's has kidney failure, double pneumonia and liver and heart trouble as well as colitis and dehydration, recovery possible?

Will to live: It is possible to recover. Okay to talk to your docs about your recovery. It will be a team effort and the patient's desire/will to recover is the most important factor. Don't give up. ...Read more

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When can I start to exercise after pneumonia?

When can I start to exercise after pneumonia?

As soon as you can: Begin lightly exercising as soon as you are able, and advance as tolerated. ...Read more

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How soon can I resume exercise after pneumonia?

How soon can I resume exercise after pneumonia?

No fever: It has been shown to be safe to exercise after you are fever free. In fact increasing exercise and activity may shorten te length of the infection. ...Read more

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Help please? How long after pneumonia can I exercise?

Help please? How long after pneumonia can I exercise?

Pneumonia: If you are recovered, you can probably exercise to the level of your tolerance. ...Read more

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Hi, I am slowly recovering from pneumonia, but am an avid triathlete. What are the guiding principles as to when I may resume exercise? Thanks!

Hi, I am slowly recovering from pneumonia, but am an avid triathlete. What are the guiding principles as to when I may resume exercise? Thanks!

Two to four weeks: If you are fully recovered, then a couple of weeks at least to make sure is advisable. Start slowly and if all is well, you can resume normal training after four weeks. ...Read more

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Can you exercise with walking pneumonia?

Can you exercise with walking pneumonia?

Depends: Walking pneumonia is a loose label that can be applied to any pneumonia that you don't need IV antibiotics to treat. It can be mild and not effect your daily activities or keep your strength down to the point you don't want to get out of bed. If you feel well enough to exercise it is probably fine to do so. If you are running fever, I would watch it because your system is already not compensating ...Read more

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When can u exercise while having walking pneumonia?

When can u exercise while having walking pneumonia?

That depends: On your overall medical condition, and the effectiveness of treatment. Keep in mind that pneumonia is a large organ system infection and as such places a large demand on our metabolism that reduces exercise tolerance for a while. If you tire quickly then wait before exercising. ...Read more

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Can I exercise while I have walking pneumonia? I've been on meds and an inhaler for 4 days and the only thing bothering me is a slight cough

Can I exercise while I have walking pneumonia? I've been on meds and an inhaler for 4 days and the only thing bothering me is a slight cough

Yes: This generally means they do not consider you at much risk for being hospitalized and should respond to outpatient treatment. Your lungs must work well enough to sustain any exercise over baseline activities. You can push through your exercise routine and back off if you get dizzy/feel faint or realize your body is telling you to slow down. ...Read more

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Both of my mom's arms feel numb & pins & needles sensation & heavy? She has pneumonia & feels worse after breathing exercise w/ pump & left breathless

Both of my mom's arms feel numb & pins & needles sensation & heavy? She has pneumonia & feels worse after breathing exercise w/ pump & left breathless

Hyperventilation: Can have this effect...How quickly does she recover? If backing off a but on breathing exercises does not help then talk to her doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more