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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia

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What do you suggest if i'm diagnosed with eosinophilic pneumonia in january after being very ill for months.I hoping to find an?

What do you suggest if i'm diagnosed with eosinophilic pneumonia in january after being very ill for months.I hoping to find an?

Eosinophilic pna: Eosinophilic pneumonia is caused by accumulation of eosinophil cells which cause inflammation in the lungs. It is important to ensure that there is no ongoing asthma, parasitic illness or cancer. The underlying cause can be treated. Many forms of eosinophilic pneumonia respond to treatment with steroids. Prmg fax number 858 259 9689 will rev records and call you back. Cost- no out of pocket. ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnosed with eosinophilic pneumonia she is currently on 15 mg of prednisone. I am concerned about the long term effects of the prednisone and if there is another med she can use instead of. she was diagnosed when she was 16 she is

My daughter was diagnosed  with 
eosinophilic pneumonia she is currently on 15 mg of prednisone.   I am concerned about the long term effects of the prednisone and if there is another med  she can use instead of.  she was diagnosed when she was 16 she is

Pneumonia: This is an excellent question. You are correct regarding the potential side effects of long term prednisone usage. Fortunately, many side effects of short term prednisone dosing are temporary and reversible. Your doctor should be judicious in minimizing the use of prednisone - as always, there is a risk/benefit relationship. Ask your pulmonologist about alternative therapies :) ...Read more

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Can symptoms of pneumonia last for months?

Can symptoms of pneumonia last for months?

Yes, some: Some lung infections may take weeks to months to heal. Recovery can vary widely depending on someones age, degree & type of infection and other medical issues. In general each week your symptoms should be better than the last. Intense symptoms including fever & trouble breathing should not be prolonged and indicate need for immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What are some classic signs, symptoms of pneumonia?

What are some classic signs, symptoms of pneumonia?

Classics: Classic pneumonia signs include fever, productive cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and pain when you take a deep breath. ...Read more

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Which symptoms should I look for when determining if I have pneumonia?

Cough & fever: It can be difficult to tell the difference between pneumonia and less severe infections, but pneumonia typically is more severe with more cough, mucous production and fevers. Bronchitis tends to be more mild, but if you have underlying COPD or other lung disease it may be more difficult to tell. A chest xray/physical exam can help distinguish, and you may need antibiotics. Would see a doc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bronchitis vs pneumonia?

What are the symptoms of bronchitis vs pneumonia?

Location...: Bronchitis is infection in the airways whereas pneumonia is infection of the lung itself. Usually, symptoms of bronchitis include coughing discolored sputum, wheezing, shortness of breath, fever, chills, body aches, etc. The symptoms of pneumonia can be very similar but your doctor can tell the difference via physical exam and test results. ...Read more

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What are bad symptoms of bronchitis and pneumonia?

What are bad symptoms of bronchitis and pneumonia?

Possibilities...: Both pneumonia and acute bronchitis are caused by infections. Symptoms that are worrisome include high fever, shortness of breath, hemoptysis (coughing blood). These symptoms would warrant an evaluation by your doctor. Also, if symptoms are worsening, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

See below: Congested cough, generalized weakness, decreased appetite, fever, and change of personality. Not everyone gets same symptoms. The earlier you detect the better treatment respond this person gets. ...Read more