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Recovering From Pneumonia
Variable: There are various pneumonias with bacterial or viral etiologies. A healthy young person may take a week of recovery from pneumoni. For middle-aged people, it may be weeks before they regain their usual strength and feeling of well-being. Older or weak people longer. Mycoplasma is most common cause of community acquired pneumonia and a person may be weak for an extended period of time. ...Read more
Depends on the cause:
Depends on the cause
but most pneumonias in this age group are treated with antibiotics and babies recover in 10 to 14 days with treatment. ...Read more
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
Pain on right side of back in the mid area, specifically when coughing, after recovering from pneumonia a month prior to pain getting worse?
Pleurisy: Probable residual of the pneumonia. After having pneumonia and waiting for a few weeks should always have a follow- up chest x-ray to make sure there is full resolution of the shadows on the x- ray and to make sure there are no obstructing tumor masses. Also to look for an effusion of fluid into the chest cavity, which could cause your symptoms. ...Read more
It's okay.: Sure. Don't sweat it if your feeling better otherwise. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: This kind of problem needs a medical evaluation, it can be something as simple as a sore chest muscle from repetitive coughing, to a persistent infection in the space between the lung and chest wall (the pleural space) called and empyema, which is potentially serious. Other causes exist as well. ...Read more
Week 2 recovering from pneumonia, and I am having a strange pin prick sensation on my skin. Randomly and feels like individual pricks. Related?
PNA complication: It is impossible to determine the cause of your symptoms based on your question. A Virtual Consult is suggested. Some antibiotics (e.g. fluoroquinolones) that are commonly used in treatment of pneumonia can cause peripheral neuropathy withing few days after the medication is started or stopped. I such is the case the antibiotic should be stopped and the prescribing doctor notified right away. ...Read more
Rest heartrate65-95, walking around110-120.Just recovered from pneumonia, have anxiety, now scared of exercising I'm worried, dangerous for my health?
Not advised: Although it is not impossible to beat a bacterial pneumonia without treatment, this disease killed many before the advent of antibiotics. Antibiotics are the standard of care for this disease. ...Read more
Recovered from pneumonia and plural effusion 1 and half months ago but still having chest pain in that area why? Is it normal. Sometimes I hear crackles
I've been recovering from pneumonia for a month and half now and still am having exesive mucus production. Should I mention this to my doctor?
Yes: I suggest a repeat exam and possibly a chest x-ray and pulmonary function testing. ...Read more
My mother is recovering from pneumonia. She was prescribed Levaquin, (levofloxacin) currently taking ANORO ELLIPTA. Her BASO reading is 1.1. Should be concerned?
Hard lump by jaw near ear after recover from pneumonia. Had for 1 month and 3 days. Will it go away on its on. Should I be worry.
Lymph Node: Sounds like it is lymph gland enlargement. Lymph glands typically enlarge as a reaction to infections. However there are other causes as well. If it is not gone within 7 to 10 days, you should go and get yourself checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Pneumonia 9 weeks ago. All labs normal. Leg muscles feel weak at times. Recovering from pneumonia or something else I should worry? Healthy 34 yr F.
Recovering from pneumonia, X-ray clear. Shortness of breath ON oxygen. Heart rate 99 oxygen 92. I also have afib and a residual cough. My pulmonologis?
Shortness of breath: The compromise of breathing is a medical emergency, a visit to your PCP or nneRt emergency depot is warranted ...Read more
I'm recovering from severe pneumonia. I spent 3 weeks in hospital, about 6 days in icu. Now I'm experiencing cold/sinusitis symptoms. Should I worry?
Probably ok: These may or may not be related, but your doctors should be made aware of the condition, particularly if its getting worse. This type of thing needs a mpre complete evaluation. There is no known association however, between your symptoms and a return to pneumonia. Hope this helps! ...Read more
How long does it take to recover from aspiration pneumonia (vomit into right lower lobe and left) as a result of intubation in a healthy 36 yr male?
Depends: From 3-5 days to a month, all depends on ph of gastric content, particulate matter, recovering abilities and other comorbidities and certainly quality of treating physicians. ...Read more
How much time is taken by a 83 year old person to recover from aspiration pneumonia, having 2 stroke in history, temporary high blood sugar and high bp.
Take good care: This is a tough question to answer without actually seeing you. What I suggest is be sure to follow up with your doctor, take your medication and report anything unusual to him or her. Also, if you are home do you have good care? Family or friends? At your age your doctor could arrange home health. Be sure to eat healthy. ...Read more
Not too long...: Everyone has a different immune system but most healthy people should improve within 2 weeks. ...Read more
Recovered from pleural effusion frm pneumonia 12 days ago but still having pleurisy. Is it normal? Ctscan, xray, cbc, tibc, ana, ferittin, TB shows normal
Yes: In general, the pleural (lining of the lungs) may become inflammed or infected with a pneumonia. The fluid that is part of the normal lubrication of the lungs may collect abnormally -- which is called an effusion. Once it is resorbed, residual pain and discomfort may be experienced for several weeks to months after the event. ...Read more