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Xray is nonspecific: Typically "pneumonitis" on an x ray can be viral, so often no meds. The appearance is somewhat stringy rather than the usual bacterial , fluffy, infiltrate. But we as radiologists don't always know exactly what we see and x ray is a blunt instrument anyway. Your provider knows the score clinically so listen to them. Many infiltrates need follow up chest x ray to make sure they clear. ...Read more
I went for an xray this morning with a result of:
'Regression of PTB in both upper lobes.
Pneumonitis considered, both lower lobes.'
Was diagnosed of ptb infiltrates on both upper lungs, went under medication for 1yr last 2009 gotnnegative results?
Besides medications anything also i can do from home to treat my pneumonia?And what's the difference between walking pneumonia and just pneumonia?
Workup: I noted on your history that you have enlarged lymph nodes and arthritis. I would suggest some screening studies for autoimmune disease and a CBC with differential white cell count. Checking your temperature and keeping well hydrated are advised. I would suggest letting your physician know about persistent or worsening symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is mostly associated with inhaled particles. That the body has a reaction to). Typically with molds, bacteria etc. This may be associated with certain hobbies. A classic cause is related to having a pet bird. There are some drugs which can cause and inflammation of the lung that is similar, amiodarone the antiarrythmic is one, some cancer drugs, not usually statins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the causes of pneumonia to the babies, how to prevent this, and what are the medications to treat pneumonia for babies?
Usually Viral: If you have a normal child birth - full term with no complications and all vaccines - then cough and runny nose symptoms are most likely associated with a virus and you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and nose suction. If the baby is less than 1 month old and has a fever, you need to go to an emergency department. ...Read more
My dad has pneumonia right now. He has medications to control the coughing but still it is persistent. Also a tortous aorta has been noted in his x ray. Would there be any serios risks? It's almost two weeks already.
Cough is a symptom: Cough is symptom of many respiratory conditions it helps to get rid of the phlegm&it is not advisable to suppress it completely.It is a symptom of Pneumonia which can be caused by many different organisms,Viruses,Bacteria,other organisms of several kinds.Most Pneumonias are treated with appropriate Antibiotics&supportive care like increased fluids&cough meds.As Pneumonia clears the cough will too ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i was diagnosed with walking pneumonia on 4/4/13 and i was wondering when can I kiss my boyfriend that its not contagious? I'm on medication.
Contagious cough?: It is usually thought that with respiratory infections you are more contagious early and then less so with time. If you are no antibiotics then you are also less likely to be contagious after 48 hours. Another thing to watch is if you are no longer feverish. ...Read more
I've had a persistent dry cough for the last couple of weeks. Could it be walking pneumonia? What are some alternative methods to taking medication?
Mgt: A virtual appointment may be booked online, and this may help to better determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more
No: Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis. ...Read more
I took levaquin (levofloxacin) exactly like i should. I have walking pneumonia, bronchitis and sinusitis. I still feel terrible after this very strong medication?
Need to see doctor: Levaquin (levofloxacin) is not strong or weak, it is an antibiotic that will cover many of the germs that cause bronchitis and sinusitis and pneumonia but not all. In fact if the illness is caused by a virus their really is no antibiotic that will help. In any case if still unwell the safest thing is to speak with your doctor for further advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has pneumonia and was prescribed biaxin (clarithromycin) (sp?) can she take that with her thyroid medication ( Synthroid ) ?
I'm supposed to be on my period and I'm having light brown bleeding instead. Its extremely unlikely that I'm pregnant. Why is this? I've been sick with pneumonia the past few week and have been on several medications. I've also been very stressed with sch
I received pneumonia shot and my arm and left side hurt and are numb. Is it ok to take blood pressure medicine? Should i avoid medications?
Is the antibiotic that is generally considered to be the best medication for treating hypostatic pneumonia also the best medication for treating sepsis?
I have a burning sensation in my upper right thigh this has been going on for almost 9 months and started after I had double pneumonia and was given 400mg avelox moxi floxacin hci tablets while I was on the medication the pain in my legs got so bad I quit
I had pneumonia and both medications gave me a rash. A week in I got a sharp pain in my inner left thigh. I have a burning in my chest,thighs and arms?
61Y old,colon cancer stage 2b,3cycles of FOLFOX and she develops dyspnea 3-4days after chemo,could it be drug-induced pneumonitis?Onco says there is no such side effect for folfox regimen,but I've read the articles.should we take this seriously?
Here are some...: Dyspnea denotes you need oxygen resulting from poor transporting oxygen from lungs to the blood. What is the underlying reason for this? You have to be evaluated so to find out what may cause short of breath in addition to a possible drug-induced pneumonitis. How to sort the related things for good care? Follow instructions in https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby, you can work better ...Read more