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When Can I Go Back To Work After Pneumonia
I was diagnosed with pneumonia and strep on Monday, I'm still feeling the same, but the fever isn't constant now. When am I able to go back to work?
I was recently dx with bronchitis & pneumonia. Fever free for more than 24 hrs, but I still have a productive cough. Is it okay to go back to work?
Depends: There is No definitive correct answer here, but your Treating provider would be able to best answer that question. Depending on the time and onset of your symptoms, how many days treatment of antiBx you have had, etc all may play a role in a return to work date. If you work alone, you may be fine, but if you are around many others in a closed space, then a productive cough would be frowned upon. ...Read more
I've been on Levofloxacin 750 mg for pneumonia 3 days so far. I'm a dental hygienist. When is it safe to go back to work. For me and my patients?
Probably now, but...: Levofloxacin is for bacterial pneumonia, which is not a risk to your patients. If that's the only problem, you can return to work whenever you feel up to it. However, pneumonia often develops because of preceding viral infection, especially influenza. In that case, you should not work until fever is gone for at least 2-3 days. So probably OK, but if in doubt check with the doctor treating you. ...Read more
Although I'm feeling better from my antibiotic meds for pneumonia I am still coughing and have a sore throat and not feeling strong enough for work. Been on meds for 4 1/2 days. When do I go ahead and push myself to get back to work?
Have pnemonia am a health care aid have stabbing pain in chest and back when coughing only been two days when should I return to work?
Depends: Depends on how bad it was, and what kind of work you do. Usually 1-2 weeks is needed to make sure you are not contagious, and have healed adequately. Pneumonia is serious and potentially deadly, so follow doctors instructions and make sure you have follow up xray to confirm it is completely clear. ...Read more
I was diagnosed this past Friday with Influenza A and Pneumonia of right middle lobe due to infectious organism. Feeling better. Return to work Mon?
Sure, if feel well: If you are feeling well, fever is gone, and you're not coughing a lot, there's no reason you cannot return to work. It won't affect your recovery and probably you are no longer contagious for your coworkers, so it's entirely safe. But you might tire easily. Be prepared to be wiped out after a few hours and maybe go home early for a few days. ...Read more
Been in hospital for a week with pneumonia and sepsis. Still very weak and ill, when should I return to work?
Pneumonia: I know this won't be the answer you want, but I don't know nearly enough to be able to tell you when you can return to work. It's best you ask the doctor who took care of you in the hospital. ...Read more
Diagnsd walk pneumonia Z pac / 8 days steroid Still cough/SOB towards 2pm -work 40 hrs on feet Smoke a little Back TO DR?
Longer therapy: Community pneumonias sometimes take longer to clear and require prolonged therapy with antibiotics. You should see your doctor for further advice and examination. ...Read more
My son is 6 and takes resperidone 0.5 mg bid, klonopin (clonazepam) 0.5 and melatonin 3mg his blood work came back with low IgM and tetanus and pneumonia tiger low?
Had blood work done, and it came back with a report of wbc of 17.7 but also had and absolute neutrophil of 13, 484. I had this blood work done, and then about 3 to 4 days later started getting sick and was diagnosed with the flu, pneumonia, and strep thro
It was an early sign: The high white count was an early sign of the infection you were getting. ...Read more
Depends on situation: You are contagious for 6 days from the first fever (for flu).The pneumonia may sap your strength more but is less contagious. You could spread the flu to all your co-workers if you went back too soon. You may feel better sooner than 6 days out but I can't advise a early return. Think about a flu shot every season in september. ...Read more
As a health care aide how long should instay off work with pnemonia have bad cough with back and chest pain?
Pneumonia: This is highly variable and depends upon the cause of the pneumonia, degree of illness sustained, the efficacy of treatment, the response both in reduction of fever, diminished breathing disturbances and other factors. If the patient has improved, is feeling generally well, they can go back to work whenever they feel well enough to do so. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on how clean the air conditioning system is. ...Read more
How to cure pneumonia consolidation? Once cured, is there a tendency to acquire tha sickness back?
No: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs typically caused by bacteria. It is spread in a way not dissimilar to the flu - through the air - and is especially prevalent in winter months. So, it is unlikely the massuese would have given you pneumonia without having pneumonia him/herself. ...Read more
I've heard that there is something called a "subtle pneumonia".Could you please explain what this is and the way it works? Does it have a medical name?
Pneumonia n backpain: Coughing bouts during pneumonia can lead to disc damage in the lower back. If the pain increases while sitting down, leaning forward and improves with leaning back or standing up, it is most likely from the lumbar disc. An MRI can properly evaluate the soft tissues in the spine. If the pain travels dow the leg, it could be a pinched nerve from a herniated disc. Specific treatments can relieve this. ...Read more
It COULD be: However, it is possible that you might have broken a rib with coughing. It is also possible that something is in your lung to have caused your pneumonia, and it now is causing the rib pain. It is VERY IMPORTANT to have a follow up chest x-ray to be sure that everything is clear, even if you feel much better. Good luck to you. ...Read more
You probably mean...: Klebsiella pneumonaie, a bacillus that can cause a variety of infections. ...Read more
Time, usually: Most forms of pneumonia in children do not produce permanent changes in lung tissues, and with time and gradual increases in physical activity your child should recover uneventfully. If, however, they fail to do so, would strongly recommend they being seen by a pediatrician or pediatric pulmonologist. Truly believe and hope this will not be needed. Hope they get well soon. ...Read more
Is viral pneumonia contagious? A child where I work was diagnoised with viral pneumonia. Is it contagiious?
Maybe: Viruses can be transmitted person to person, however a virus that causes pneumonia in one person may not necessarily cause pneumonia in another person who is infected with it. For example the flu can can cause a fever, muscle aches and few lung symptoms in one person but a severe pneumonia in another. ...Read more
How long should I be off work after being diagnosis with mycoplasma pneumonia when working with food & the public?
Mycoplasma pneumonia is not contagious. You may go to work when you are ready.
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What will happen to my baby if I just let her sweat dry on her skin especially at her back? Can it cause pneumonia?
I just got over a bout of pneumonia last month and I have started coughing a lot again. Could it be coming back???
Recurrent pneumonia?: Depending on how it was treated the first time, this could always represent an infection. You should seek medical attention. ...Read more
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