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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Mycoplasma Pneumonia

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is 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