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What Doctor Specializes In Pneumonia
Cough, SOB,fever: The most common symptoms of pneumonia are cough, sputum production, shortness of breath, fever, chills, and chest pain on inspiration. If its caused by a bacteria doctors will prescribe antibiotics that can usually cure the infection and lead to resolution of all symptoms. ...Read more
I have a strong cold including heavy coughing for more than 1.5 weeks. Should I see a doctor? Could it be pneumonia?
I have pneumonia for the 6th time this year I keep getting it and my doctor doesn't know why. Is there anything I could be doing that is make it worse?
Highly unusual: This is concerning to have so many episodes of pneumonia in one year, you need to see a different doctor, an infectious disease specialist and an immuonoligist to make sure your immune system is good, also aspiration from reflux or a connection between food and wind pipes need to be ruled out. ...Read more
Pneumonia or cough?: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that looks a particular way(s) on chest x-ray and sounds a certain way on exam. If you have a cough that produces sputum and not pneumonia, you may have bronchitis. 99% of bronchitis is viral, in which case antibiotics are harmful. I am assuming you've had a fever; if he/she didn't test for flu, examine you, or (after the exam) get an x-ray, get seen now. ...Read more
May be difficult: 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
Ok every six months for the past two years I have coughed up bright red blood the doctors always say its pneumonia but why every six months don't make scence?
Need evaluation...: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, is usually caused by bronchitis. But, it always needs to be investigated because it can be a sign of malignancy. You describe recurrent hemoptysis. You should be seen by a lung specialist since you probably need your airways examined via a bronchoscopy (scope in airways) as well as a cat scan of your chest. If you smoke, you need to quit today. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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