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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Mycoplasma Pneumonia

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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


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How long should I be off work after being diagnosis with mycoplasma pneumonia when working with food & the public?

How long should I be off work after being diagnosis with mycoplasma pneumonia when working with food & the public?

Not infectious: Mycoplasma pneumonia is not contagious. You may go to work when you are ready. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Cure / treatment for mycoplasma genitalium?

Cure / treatment for mycoplasma genitalium?

M genitalium: This is a very small bacteria associated with urethral symptoms. It is a kind of sexually transmitted disease. It is treatable with a wide range of antibiotics. However, where there is one sdt there may be others. Go get checked out by a clinician. ...Read more

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My son had blood work and the one test mycoplasma pneumonia IgG ab was 2025 normal is 0-99 what could this mean?

My son had blood work and the one test mycoplasma pneumonia IgG ab was 2025 normal is 0-99 what could this mean?

Mycoplasma: Igg indicates he was previously exposed to mycoplasma and he has mounted an immune response to it, how is his igm ? This one indicates an active infection. ...Read more

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Is mycoplasma pneumonia contagious during the incubation period?

Is mycoplasma pneumonia contagious during the incubation period?

Yes but........: It is difficult to say when the incubation period started. Mycoplasma is commonly diagnosed with a blood test. The problem with the blood test called igm is that the test has too many false positive (i.e. Positive test when the disease is not present or when it has resolved), a new test called pcr is really good but most clinics do not offer it. ...Read more

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Is there any possibility suffer from ild or bo after infection of mycoplasma pneumonia? And what exam may be ordered for the differential diagnosis?

Is there any possibility suffer from  ild or bo after infection of mycoplasma pneumonia? And what exam may be ordered for the differential diagnosis?

Not likely: Bacterial infections such as you describe do not usually result in interstitial lung diseases. If you had some fairly abnormal chest xray or ct scan with the infection, ct may be ordered in follow-up to evaluate for resolution of the infection or persistent interstitial abnormality. If abnormalities on imaging remain, you may need additional testing, but as i said, this would be pretty unlikely. ...Read more

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If tested positive for unreaplasma/mycoplasma after treatment could I be reinfected by someone w/o this infection.. Will I always have this infection ?

If tested positive for unreaplasma/mycoplasma after treatment could I be reinfected by someone w/o this infection.. Will I always have this infection ?

Normal bacteria: These are normal bacteria in the genital tract; at any time, half of all sexually active people have them. They are shared sexually, but rarely cause symptoms or disease. No treatment is needed for them. it is normal for them to reappear after treatment. You do not have "an infecion"; you are simply carrying normal bacteria. Maybe not "always" there, but probably a lot of the time. No worries! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for mycoplasma hominis when its diagnosed as an sti?

What is the best treatment for mycoplasma hominis when its diagnosed as an sti?

Harmless, not an STD: Mycoplasma hominis is a normal bacteria in the genital tract. It can be shared among sex partners, but causes no disease and is not considered an STD. Whatever symptoms you have, M. hominis is not the cause and I cannot imagine a good reason why you might have been tested for it. Discuss with your doctor, or see a genitourinary medicine specialst, e.g. maybe visit your local GUM clinic. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to find the Bug (bacteria, virus, fingi, parassite, mycoplasma etc) that caused an orticaria, acute pneumonia, atypical broncospasm, mass ?

How to find the Bug  (bacteria, virus, fingi, parassite, mycoplasma etc)  that caused an orticaria, acute pneumonia, atypical broncospasm,  mass  ?

No simple answer: urticaria is not caused by a bug usually.for the others sputum cultures,blood tests and in extreme cases biopsy can determine the 'bugs.' ...Read more

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Daughter got severe mycoplasma pneumonia at her 1.5 yr. Now she is 3.5. she gets infection & fever often may be monthly. Her hemoglobin is low always.

Daughter got severe mycoplasma pneumonia at her 1.5 yr. Now she is 3.5. she gets infection & fever often may be monthly. Her hemoglobin is low always.

Mgt/workup: Her low hemoglobin can be further investigated, with the number of red blood cells, white cells and platelets. Your physician may order a lead test and further testing to determine her need for iron supplementation. Lentils, beans, spinach and other high iron foods may be given. In addition, she should have a TB screening test. Children at her age can have 5-6 uncomplicated colds/yr ...Read more

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Is it possible for a CT to miss an atypical pneumonia such as mycoplasma?

Is it possible for a CT to miss an atypical pneumonia such as mycoplasma?

Not likely: If the ct of the chest shows no changes in the lung tissue an infectious pneumonia is very unlikely, an infection of the bronchi ( air tubes) might be possible. ...Read more

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Aso=1940, igg=25, 02, iga=6, neck lymph glands swallen, 10d fever, mycoplasma pneumonia, sumamed given?

Aso=1940, igg=25, 02, iga=6, neck lymph glands swallen, 10d fever, mycoplasma pneumonia, sumamed given?

See your doctor: This isn't the best forum to identify what is going on. You need to see an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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I have had mycoplasma pneumonia for the past 6 weeks. My chest is clear, im still tired And my voice sounds strained. Can I play netball safely?

I have had mycoplasma pneumonia for the past 6 weeks. My chest is clear, im still tired And my voice sounds strained. Can I play netball safely?

Your activity should: be limited only by your symptoms. I think it would be safe as long as you don't over-exert your self. Ask your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I got elevated TSH after mycoplasma pneunomia. The values ​​fluctuate up and down (4-7) anti-TPO negative. Why?

I got elevated TSH after mycoplasma pneunomia. The values ​​fluctuate up and down (4-7) anti-TPO negative. Why?

Mild abnormality: A TSH of between 4 and 7 means that your thyroid function may be slightly low. You may not have any symptoms related to this. Despite the negative tpo antibody, the most common cause is still autoimmune thyroid disease. You should continue to have your level checked. If the TSH goes above 12, it likely will be time to start thyroid hormone. With symptoms, one would start treatment earlier. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat mycoplasma? My wife is trying to decide between antibiotics and herbal treatments.

What is the best way to treat mycoplasma? My wife is trying to decide between antibiotics and herbal treatments.

Difficult to trear: Mycoplasma is a somewhat ubiquitous organism. While there are herbs that have been historically used as antibiotics, there are none that have proven as effective as the few antibiotics that are likely to eradicate mycoplasma. There are more antibiotics that are not effective against mycoplasma than are. ...Read more

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How might you have surgery after starting treatment for pneumonia from micoplasma bacteria?

How might you have surgery after starting treatment for pneumonia from micoplasma bacteria?

Treat First: Difficult to give you advise without more information. Generally, the pneumonia should be completely treated and your lungs free of “disease” before undergoing non emergent surgery. Your physicians will be able to advise you more precisely. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my 14 year old daughter had micoplasma pneumonia? She was sick for 2 months with only viral diagnoses. Her chest still hurts.

Is it possible that my 14 year old daughter had micoplasma pneumonia? She was sick for 2 months with only viral diagnoses. Her chest still hurts.

Possible: Very possible to have mycoplasma, walking pneumonia, which is community acquired pneumonia in your daughter's age bracket. It is easy to do blood test for this diagnosis. Chest radiograph usually shows interstitial lung disease at both lung bases, sometimes associated with small amounts of pleural fluid. Should consult your doctor or pulmonologist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of lingular lobe pneumonia?

Pneumonia treatment: Lingular pneumonia is treated with antibiotics, steroids if needed, inhalers, fluids, rest. Hospitalization may be needed depending on how ill the patient is. ...Read more