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Can a young adult die from pneumonia if they receive treatment late?

Can a young adult die from pneumonia if they receive treatment late?

Unfortunately yes : But they can ALSO die if they receive treatment early. Despite best medical effort, if the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotic, or if it is a virus that doesn't respond to abx, then a patient may die from severe pneumonia because the lungs are unable to bring oxygen to the blood. I hope this hasn't already happened to someone you know! ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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Docs, could a healthy adult recover from pneumonia without treatment?

Docs, could a healthy adult recover from pneumonia without treatment?

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

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What's the treatment for pneumonia?

What's the treatment for pneumonia?

Antibiotics: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissues. It is usually caused by one of a number of bacteria or by aspiration of saliva or food in those who have problems swallowing such as patients who have had strokes or altered levels of consiousness due to alcohol or drugs or seizures. Pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for pneumonia?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pneumonia/basics/treatment/con-20020032

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What the best medical treatment for " pneumonia"?

What the best medical treatment for " pneumonia"?

For patients that: do not need hospitalization oral antibiotics are usually prescribed. For someone who is 20 years old a standard treatment would be amoxicillin, or my preference is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which is a combination of two antibiotics that includes amoxicillin. An alternative is doxycycline which can be taken by people allergic to pen. Also, azithromycin in the for of a 'Z-pack' is a convenient treatment. ...Read more

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How do I figure out what is treatment for pneumonia ?

Pneumonia: Let your doctor do it. There are multiple types of pneumonia, some requiring different treatments than others. If you think you might have pneumonia, seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pneumonia?Treatment of pneumonia?

What are the causes of pneumonia?Treatment of pneumonia?

Infection/antibiotic: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, which can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Somethings which predispose to pneumonia include impaired cough ( which may happen after surgery or after something like a stroke, weakened immune system, which may be seen with things like cancer chemo, or chronic lung disease. Treatment is antibiotics, support like supplemental oxygen if needed and time. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for community acquired pneumonia?

Antibiotics: Depends on what kind of pneumonia. My room the menu simply have to run their course most of the time. Bacterial pneumonia can be treated with a variety of different anabiotic's depending on which pneumonia is prevalent in your area. ...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

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Is atrovastatin has any rule in treatment of pneumonia ?!

Is atrovastatin has any rule in treatment of pneumonia  ?!

Prevent, not treat: Some studies (http://thorax.Bmj.Com/content/61/11/957.Full) suggest that diabetics taking Atorvastatin have a lower risk for pneumonia. So perhaps you can "prevent" infection but once you have bacterial pneumonia, you need antibiotics to treat it. Of course, your doc might have you continue taking Atorvastatin to continue lowering cholesterol & risk for heart disease, even while taking antibiotic. ...Read more

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