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Upper Lobe Pneumonia
10 yr. Old, right upper lobe pneumonia, no response to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) so dosage increased & addition of zithromax. How long until fever and cough subside?
10 yr old, right upper lobe pneumonia, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and zithromax eradicated fever, child very tired, likely from meds. Any more side effects?
10 yr. Old diagnosed w/upper right lobe pneumonia monday, fever since thursday, now wednesday, no break in fever after 3 days on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Next step?
Check with Ur Doc: I would want to have a followup visit with such a patient. In the morning. Another exam, possibly a repeat of the xrays. Any change of plans/meds should be based on more data. Minor xray changes would be expected and a simple change in meds might be needed. However, xrays could reveal formation of worrisome cysts or effusions that might require hospital care. ...Read more
10 yr. Old with upper right lobe pneumonia, on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 3 days, no break to high fever. I am very frightened. What should I do?
See your doctor: After 3 days of antibiotics, the child should be getting better. Maybe it's resistant to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (maybe time to switch to another antibiotic, like zithromax), maybe there's something else in the chest (may need a repeat chest xray), maybe it's viral (other tests can help determine that), but no matter what, this is not the expected course, and the child should be seen by the physician again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had lung ctscan showing groundglass opacities n bilateral lower&right upper lobe representing cellular nonspecific interstitial pneumonia what is it?
Upper lobe of?: You need to be more specific. There are lots of organs and structures with multiple lobes. Do you mean the upper lobe of the lung, the thyroid, the liver? Give us a more specific question and we'll happily give you a good answer. :-). ...Read more
ElementaryDearWatson: There are generally accepted patterns of normal lung anatomy with chest x-rays, CT, MRI,etc.So something"suspicious"means possibly not normal. And "opacity" is something denser than it should be in the area being looked at.Such findings could be old or new, significant or insignificant depending on the specific situation(symptoms,history, physical findings), which is up to the doctor to figure-out ...Read more
Can you tell me for suspicious densities are seen in the right upper lobe, does this require apicolordotic view?
Sometimes: Sometimes apices of lungs behind clavicles are not seen well. Apical lordotic view helpful to project clavicles above apices of lungs. ...Read more
I am diagnosed with PTB both upper lobe undetermine. I already finish my 6 months medication. What does PTB both upper lobe with regression mean?
Pulmonary Tbc: I suspect you are referring to inactive pulmonary tuberculosis. The 6 mos. Is usually with Isoniazid alone and is designed to prevent or reduce the chances of reactivation of active disease. Do not know what they meant by regression, but once you have tbc bacilli in your lungs, the possibility they will become active infection exists and the risk of this is reduced by treatment with inh. ...Read more
What should medicine could i take because the findings was a minimal ptb?and there was a suspicious infiltrates in the right upper lobe?means what?
Treatment plan: If you have a positive TB test and a suspicious Chest Radiograph, a TB treatment plan will be recommended by your physician. It is important to take all of the medications as prescribed, and to follow up with your PCP. Cultures will be obtained to investigate whether there is resistance of the TB bacteria. ...Read more
Suspicious: Suspicious densities would refer to an area or areas seen on the x-ray that are not normally seen in that location and would need further investigation/testing to be done to definitively diagnose what the densities are. Best wishes. ...Read more
Lung nodules?: you need to see a pulmonologist for further evaluation and see what the cause is. ...Read more
Xray findings: commonly seen in tuberculosis (TB). Infiltrates are whiter areas seen in the lungs on chest xray. Although TB is the most common cause of bilateral upper-lobe infiltrates, these can also be seen in diseases such as silicosis, ankylosing spondylitis, or actinomycosis. Other tests for TB should be done, and if positive, proper treatment is very important. ...Read more