Bacterial pneumonia recovery time

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I was diagnosed with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Bacterial</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span> in the right lower lobe about four weeks ago. I had antibiotic treatment and an inhaler for ten days. I had another chest x-ray after the antibiotic treatment and my doctor said that my lung was looking much improved. The coughing has ended, but I still have not returned to my normal energy level. Also, when I wake in the morning, I usually have a feeling of discomfort in the right upper quadrant of my body.....just a vague aching.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Recovery</span> from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span> causing airway inflammation may take long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Time</span>. it depends haw bad the peumonia, you underlying health especially the lungs, and if the airways have been involved in the inflammation process, studies have showen complete Recovery to normal lung volumes may take up to 3 months. chest X-ray follow up indicated if you are not getting better or getting worse.usualy not sooner than 6 weeks from Time of Pneumonia unless indicated otherwise .
On 3/3/10, I became so light-headed and dizzy I could bearly walk w/o holding onto something. I returned to the doctor on 3/4/10, my second visit, at which <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Time</span> he told me I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span> and was very sick when I came into his office on the initial visit. At no Time prior to the second visit did he tell me I had Pneumonia nor did he take a blood oxygen check on my first visit. On the second visit, doctor said I could discontinue the meds, except for the blood pressure medicine.
I hope your sister is well or well on the road to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Recovery</span> by the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Time</span> you read this! A few years ago I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span> for nine weeks, although I was never as sick as your sister, I was very sick. At the end of nine weeks with nothing helping, my doctor gave me a cortizone shot! this did it for me I was well (totally well) within 24 hours. The cortizone shot they gave me was a clear liquid given in the upper hip with a needle so small there is NO PAIN!
We had an xray done and they saw cloudy-ness all throughout his lungs, which led them to believe it was a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Bacterial</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span> and not aspiration <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span>. He is on two different antibiotics, zenequin and clavamox and has been for the last week and a half. We've also been inducing a cough 3-4 Times a day to assist him in clearing his lungs. We are seeing slight improvement in his cough, which isn't as frequent and not as productive, but he is still very fatigued.
As for the infection they did blood cultures and are waiting for the results to find out weather its viral or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Bacterial</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span> but they said that it takes Time for anything to happen, like 24-48 hours. like i said though they have him on what they call a "general" antibiotic to fight the infection in his lungs. He has been waking up a lot more lately, by lately i mean just today...
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I had near terminal bilateral <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Bacterial</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span> (legionnaires) five years ago with associated pleurisy on my left side. I am 66 y.o. I still get some pain on the left side when exercising at above 80% of max heart rate. Investigations show that it's not a cardiac problem. I also get bronchitis every year since the Pneumonia and suffer from asthma which I never had before. I was told by my doctor "You need to become very fit or the next Time you get Pneumonia you will die!
However, DURING TX I got a killer blend of a cold that turned <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Bacterial</span> - and then roosted in my lungs and gave me walking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span>. I - too --- hanging head ---- smoke. So when I went down for the count - I had to practically sleep in the bathroom to get the moist air - so that I could breathe. I also had to take PROMETH --- and a couple of mucous aides. Still - I believe that the SHOTS worked better on me - the antibiotic ones - and I went every 3 days to get another shot...
I was diagnosed with Pneumonia two weeks ago, and I have entered what I am terming a 'throat-clearing' phase of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Recovery</span> (left lobe was affected), which I'll say began when I started a 10-day antibiotic course two weeks ago today.
I've been on Cipro the whole <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Time</span>, 25 weeks now, no infections, no side effects from Cipro. My WBC is 1.2 and my ANC is 576. I think the Cipro gives me a little wiggle room.
The severe illness and deaths associated with seasonal influenza epidemics are in large part the result of secondary complications, including primary viral <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span>, secondary <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Bacterial</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span> (particularly with group A streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus Pneumoniae), and exacerbations of underlying chronic conditions. These same complications may occur with H1N1 infection.
I'm a 47 year old male that had sepsis and multi-organ failure. I'm a trainer and am having a hard <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Time</span> with this slow <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Recovery</span>...I was in the ER Dec. 12 and out Dec 24, 2009. When I entered the ER, my bp was 60/40, hr 184 and a fever of 104.5. They thought that I wouldn't make it. So glad that I did! It is now Feb 16, 2010. Any idea what kind of Recovery Time I should expect? I feel that that I am 50 plus % of my old self right now...please advise. Thank you!
The flu has passed epidemic rates in much of the country, and if you don't have a cold, I'm sure you have a friend who has the sniffles, fever, chills, aches and pains of a viral upper respiratory infection. This is different from a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Bacterial</span> infection such as sinusitis, bronchitis, or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span>. A viral infection doesn't improve with antibiotics as these infections do. A virus hijacks your own body's healthy cells and uses it to reproduce and spread.
By any criteria, what you continue to experience is not consistent with the usual course of Recovery and, were you to have superimposed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Bacterial</span> infection or residual influenza <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span>, you are at high risk of a relapse right now. I strongly advise you to see your physician, or a physician immediately, with no delay, for reevaluation and very possibly for further treatment, with or without re-hospitalization. Your being “very afraid right now” is warranted by the circumstances.
I suffered from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span> in March 2006 and following <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Recovery</span> I contracted a nasty chest infection in July 2006. My Doctor at the Time stated that because I have asthma and had suffered from Pneumonia earlier that year I would be prone to respiratory illnesses.
As you are sweating a lot and feeling weak, if the doctor has not found any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Bacterial</span> infections, you may have a viral infection. The cramps you have been experiencing could be trapped wind. Keep an eye on what you are eating to see if that is what is causing the problem. I haven't reached your age yet. But the body does slow down as we get older. We can't run around like when we were 20 anymore. Pace yourself, you know your body best. Do what you can and take things easy.
I note no mention of antibiotics and wonder if you have, not only a non-infectious inflammatory <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span>, but also a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Bacterial</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span>, with or without lung abscess. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Recovery</span> should have occurred by now and the long term effect on pulmonary function, evident.
They can treat you with antibiotics if you have the secondary <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Bacterial</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span> but if it is Mycoplasma or Chlamydia they may or may not. I have had both Mycoplasma and Chlamdia pneumnia at the same Time after getting the flu. You may just still have the viral Pneumonia. You should revisit your doctor to be safe. If you have any other questions feel free.
However, a week later he presented with a high fever, wheezing, rattling sound when breathing and they diagnosed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Bacterial</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span>. They gave him albuterol nebulizer treatments and zithromax. The next day we were back at the doctor and he had been experiencing severe coughing fits that led to vomiting and sweating, as well as clammy skin, and he was continuing to have a lot of wheezing sound in his lungs, despite the albuterol treatments.
When inflamed, the two layers rub against each other, producing pain every <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Time</span> you breath. Pleurisy can be caused by a viral infection (like the flu), a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Bacterial</span> infection (Pneumonia), a lung clot, or autoimmune conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis or Lupus. You treat pleurisy by treating whatever is causing it. For example, if the cause of pleurisy is a Bacterial infection of your lung (Pneumonia), then you may need antibiotics to get rid of it.
Prognosis Recovery depends on the nature of the illness. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Recovery</span> from infections of all types is generally good with treatment. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Recovery</span> from pleurisy cause by malignant disease is depends on the type and extent of the illness.
a friction rub -- a rough scratchy sound that accompanies inspiration and expiration rales (may be present if there is an accompanying <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span>) rhonchi (may be present with accompanying <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span> or bronchitic process) decreased breath sounds (may be present if there is a collection of fluid around the lung Tests: CBC (may help differentiate Bacterial versus viral infection) X-ray of the chest ultrasound of the chest thoracentesis (a collection of fluid from the pleural cavity) Treatment Tre
If <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span>, is this a new <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span>, a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pneumonia</span> condition caused by the flu virus itself, or standard Pneumonia(s)? If a standard Pneumonia, will a Pneumonia shot five years ago give any protection, and/or would one now give any protection? Also, will Tamiflu from 2004 still work?
An examination of your lungs and throat by a doctor would confirm whether you have a viral or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Bacterial</span> infection. If the doctor feels that it is a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Bacterial</span> infection he may prescribe suitable antibiotics for you. If this is a viral infection, all you can do is to rest, take plenty of warm fluids (not milky) to ease your throat, throat lozenges and steam inhalations. Wishing you a speedy Recovery.
42 female, 3 children 3 births, partial hysterectomy (still have ovaries), All 3 childbirths were c-section (not really given a reason), low blood pressure 90/40 average, often have low iron as well so dizzy spells happen from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Time</span> to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Time</span>, I have also had 2 back surgeries (last one 2006 on L5S1) was a smoker (pack a day) until January 2013, I no longer smoke. In January of this year I started feeling poorly, low grade fever 99-100.4, body aches and someTimes headaches.
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