Pneumonia treatment cough

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Avatar f tn Hi, Biaxin is a good antibiotic even for the treatment of pneumonia. Dry cough can persist for sometime even after antibiotic course. The thing which require further investigation is the chest pain. I suggest you take an appointment with a pulmonologist, who will advice a chest X-ray and blood tests to rule out any infection.
Avatar m tn Frankly, if my child had double pneumonia, I would have him in the hospital. If you are worried about his experience there, one of you could sleep in a cot at his side. Were he to have a crisis, you want him to be where there is immediate help.
Avatar n tn It showed pneumonia in the bottom of both lungs.. I took cipiro for 2 weeks...Felt better now Im coughing bad and coughing up yellow phelghm. New xrays showed nothing.Whats going on? And what kind of pneumiona lives in the bottom of the lungs? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/283416'>Multiple Lung Nodules, Pneumonia, Sweats, Minor Atelectasis</a>.
Avatar n tn I have both COPD (mod) and pulmonary fibrosis. On 2 liters of O2 via a TTO.Got a bad cough about 21/2 weeks ago. Having problems bringing up the phlegm as it is temacious. have been on Levaquin for 5 days and 50 mg of Prednisone for 10 days. Now am on Azithromyocin 250 mg daily for 30 days. Just got some Mucinex.This has "wiped" me out . Been in bed for 2 days.Hoping to get stronger soon. I have tried vaporizers . Thought you might be of help.
Avatar f tn Riba can cause a horrible cough. But I've also seen people get pneumonia during treatment. I agree with you, he should get a chest xray done.
Avatar f tn The scan showed 'mild pneumonia or resolving infection'. Onc and rad said possibly walking pneumonia. I went to my primary for treatment. I'm taking the med and have 5 1/2 more days worth plus have an inhaler. Only minor coughing and the stuff I cough up is not green, rusty, etc. Headache is gone as of today.
Avatar n tn I don't think it's unusual to develop a cough. My H developed a deep hacking, noisy, cough when he started treatment the first time. Lasted the entire 48 weeks. It went away within days when he was no longer on treatment. He had to restart treatment and within days after starting treatment the cough was back. My H has never smoked and his lungs were clear. I would have your doc check just to make sure it isn't from something else, but our understanding was that a cough was not uncommon.
Avatar n tn colds or influenza, bronchitis or an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchial tubes, pneumonia, tuberculosis or fungal infections. Treatment of a cough generally involves addressing the condition causing it. Because the majority of coughs are related to the common cold or influenza, most will end in seven to 21 days. If not, it would be best to see your doctor for proper evaluation with chest x-ray or blood tests.
Avatar m tn The question is whether I should continue the interferon treatment when I am fighting the pneumonia. Your kind advice is very much appreciated. Many thanks. I myself has also had bronchiectasis (at lingular) though the pneumonia this time is at right lobe.
1477811 tn?1321390053 I had 'the cough'. I went to the hospital because I was sure it was a chest infection but I was completely cleared and had no infection and no problems on the chest x-ray. Keep up a high fluid intake. Strangely the best thing that enabled the phlegm to come up for me was laughing (not easy to do on demand). I'm sure the anemia would make the cough so much more symptomatic and scarey.
Avatar n tn Would carinii pneumonia present itself with just a minor cough and congestion and no fever, no rash or other symptoms. In other words is this type of pneumonia something that is more severe? I have not had an exposure to someone with HIV, but I have allowed myself to receive oral sex on occasion from guys that I did not know their HIV status.
Avatar n tn My allergist said that a bug called chlyamida pneumonia ICG is often related to asthma. I tested positive for it. He says the treatment is "tricky". I researched it and found it often leads to many other dangerous disorders like MS and others. Should I pursue having it treated further? I don't really seems to have true asthma because I don't have any restricted breathing issues. I just have very sensitive airways and cough all the time.
Avatar n tn She had the flu for 5 days and then she developed pneumonia. The doctor prescribed azithromycin. She is feeling much better and is improving with each day. However, everyone that I speak to is encouraging me to have her get the flu shot. Is this necessary after she has already had the flu? And is she more at risk to get a relapse if she resumes normal activity too soon. Thank you.
Avatar f tn Hi Doc, My sister has had a terrible case of pneumonia since the end of February. She felt better about 2 weeks ago after completing an antibiotic treatment but has had a relapse. She complains of pain in the mid chest on the right side, slight fever, cough but no pain in the throat. The doctors ran tests to check for a lung infection but didn't find anything. They found her WBC count to be very high and are going to run an endoscopy.
Avatar n tn Hello My husband has been suffering from high evening fever and sweats with dry cough since one month. Few days back he got admitted in hospital. In his chest x-ray linear opacity is there radiating from right hilum into the right upper zone. CT scan also showed some complications like early cavitation,early fibrobronchectatic changes with multiple small rounded nodules with irregular margin throughout right upper lobe. Doctors started with antibiotics injections with an assumption of pneumonia.
Avatar m tn You have good reasons to be concerned about your sister and her multiple health problems. Pain associated with her pneumonia should have eased as her pneumonia resolved. Pain at this time is not normal. The recurrence of cough and pain along with the abnormal X-ray findings of “scarring” and “a hole” in her lung suggest otherwise; that is to say that hers is what we would call complicated pneumonia. You ask, if she needs to be admitted to a hospital.
Avatar f tn I am 59 yrs old and have had pneumonia 3 times in last 7 months. I have had pneumonia many many times since I was born .Have been told many years ago that my lungs are scarred from this. Each time i go to my doctor he says I have bacterial infection adn treats me with Levaquinn for 7 days(500mg).Had an xray done reclty and now he wants me to see a lung specialist saying I need to find out why my immune system is weakened.
175861 tn?1428186013 My appetite is also not totally normal. Is this maybe b/c of the antibiotic I was on? (Levaquin) I've also heard of people getting over it and then getting it again. How likely is that? And should I take it easy now? Should I exercise at all? Go to work? What have your experiences been w/this? Should I be worried? I think I initially got the flu from my boss and it turned to pneumonia (lucky me). Anything I should take to keep my immune system up?
620048 tn?1358021835 My pneumonia has returned, i am not quite sure what I am asking but I know the asperation pneumonia is from the MS and just wondering if I can get more information from someone.... possibly someone else has this issue..
Avatar n tn Like your dad, her aspiration pneumonia progressed to MRSA pneumonia, and she became anemic. In addition, she became malnourished, developed secondary infections (yeast, UTI), and ended up with a stage 2 pressure ulcer. To recap: My mom can't move, breathe on her own, speak much of the time (because of the vent), or eat. The doctors think she can't be weaned from the vent, and it's only a matter of time until she gets pneumonia again. The docs may be right.
Avatar m tn Fever and chills were gone. Left rib pain now dull. After my treatment however (just one day!), my cough hasn't stopped, the pink sputum came back in full force (specially in the mornings) and i could feel a new pain on my right rib. Does this mean the treatment was not effective? I do have a scheduled appointment with the doctor tomorrow. I just want to know if someone has had the same experience as i am having now.
4043517 tn?1374010173 At 8pm 2/16/14 I started my quest to kill this insidious virus that has been running free since 1974-75 busily turning my health blood infused liver into a solid chunk of overdried pemmican where blood flow is suppressed and fibrous bridges and walls impede the journey of cleansing toxins from my body.
Avatar n tn There are many causes of cough, other than pneumonia. A hard cough can cause chest pain, regardless of the cause of the cough. Pneumonia is inflammation of the lung. This is most commonly due to an infection. Antibiotics will help a bacterial infection, but will not help a viral infection. Over time your body's natural defenses will clear a viral infection. Pneumonia may begin with a fever.
Avatar n tn Please check with your doctor to determine the cause of your continuing symptoms and the most helpful treatment. For further information, please read our Pneumonia MedFact at
Avatar m tn About a year ago, I had a case of pneumonia. I followed the treatment plan prescribed by my doctor, and the lungs were clear at my follow-up. Since then, I've had a couple of colds, but recovered relatively quickly - although I had coughs that lasted for weeks after. Now, although I haven't been sick for several months, I've been suffering from a persistent dry cough that seems to worsen when I talk. I don't cough at night, and my sleep hasn't been interrupted at all.
1321692 tn?1304301671 I know that whopping cough is more common in children, but to me it sounds more like whopping cough than the pneumonia and bronchitis that I have been diagnosed with. Does it sound like pneumonia, bronchitis, whopping cough, or something else? Thank you for your help.
Avatar n tn After I returned home from trip to USA 2 mos ago, both my daughter and I developed a cough. After a 2 weeks we both saw dr - diagnosis bronchitis. I was given a mucolitic and told to see my own dr. He gave me claritromicin and cortisone for a week. Felt better but still coughed. few days later high fever- wound up in emergency room. Chest xray- diagnosis retro-cardiac pneumonia. Hospitalized- given IV ceftriaxone and cortisone by mouth. After a week blood work improved. Cough much the same.
1141182 tn?1261004597 usually it was just shortness of breath with cough and it always got better after a few minutes (i was not taking any medication) Recently, for about 5months now, the frequency and intensity have increased Now I have this heavy feeling in my chest, and its like my heart is beating too fast, i cant breathe well, im coughing and no matter how cool the environment, i start sweating sometimes, i feel dizzy and I even had a total blank out once.