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Pneumonia. doxycycline. 1 wk after medication completion still having fevers low grade chest pain no appetite muscle aches? x ray now clear . Confused

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine
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In brief: Several possiblities

1. Infection gone, but battlefield (lungs) still scarred - inflammation from pneumonia can take weeks longer to resolve, especially if fevers are only subjective (not confirmed > 100.
4 by thermometer.
2. Partially treated infection - Doxy is not the drug of choice for some pneumonias, so your infection may be reduced but not gone
3. Other cause - F/u with ur Dr or see an ID specialist

In brief: Several possiblities

1. Infection gone, but battlefield (lungs) still scarred - inflammation from pneumonia can take weeks longer to resolve, especially if fevers are only subjective (not confirmed > 100.
4 by thermometer.
2. Partially treated infection - Doxy is not the drug of choice for some pneumonias, so your infection may be reduced but not gone
3. Other cause - F/u with ur Dr or see an ID specialist
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