Pneumonia treatment oxygen

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Avatar n tn Additional treatment for pneumonia may include rest, fluids, oxygen, and inhaled medicine depending on the nature and severity of your symptoms. Recovery from pneumonia varies based on the germ, your overall health, and how soon effective treatment is started.
Avatar n tn Ending theprednisone will cause immediate excessmucus which can be dealth with by the inhaler. Initially you may need an hourly treatment. Maybe for the first six hours. Go to every six hours as soon as possible. Take two 800mg Ibuprifin with an eight hour intervalwith food the first day. Each subsequent day take 100mg Ibuprufin 1n 200mg doses at three hour intervals. This is a mild anti-inflammatory which will settle down the lung.
Avatar n tn I recently had my puppy who was less than 2 years old pass away from aspiration pneumonia. I tried everything from antibiotics to oxygen therapy and nebulization treatment. Unfortunately, he just couldn't handle it and 3 days later he was gone. I've been thinking about it the last couple of months and trying to understand what aspiration pneumonia is and how it caused his death. The vet explained to me that aspiration pneumonia is an infection that can feel like a chemical burn.
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 n tn I was diagnosted with COPD Stage II in 2009, it had been well controlled with meds, diet and exercise. Needless to say I was diagnosted with pneumonia and stayed 4 more days in hospital then moved to rehab for 2 1/2 more weeks. All this time I have been on 24/7 oxygen and doesn't look as if I'm ever going to get off of it. Almost all my meds have stopped working (spiriva, symbicort, advair, etc.
Avatar n tn The doctor diagnosed pneumonia, but said it might also be congestive heart failure. Her oxygen saturation levels hovered around 85 percent, and dropped quickly when the oxygen mask, which she resisted, was removed. She died very quickly when the mask was taken off. How long could she have lived if she had worn the oxygen mask? Sometimes I wish I had threatened to sue the doctor and the hospital for not having admitted her to a room.
Avatar n tn Did the walk around and oxygen sat went down to now have oxygen treatment...borderline? The question I have doing breathing exercises and other physical exercise, can this or will this process improve my Oxygen saturation level to increase? I know I will never be at 96 or higher, but if I can get my O2 level up to 92 or so when i am moving around, I will consider that a success. Thanks for any advice on best exercises too....
Avatar n tn My 62 year old mother has had COPD for about seven years with oxygen levels around 80%. About four days ago she caught a cold or viral infection and by the time we found her, her oxygen levels were in the 40's. We don't know for how long but at least several hours. She is on Bipap in the telemetry ward at the hospital but seems extremely confused. She recognizes people and is aware of her surroundings, times and dates.
Avatar n tn I'm curious if you are still using oxygen treatment? What was the cause of your problem? I have an auto-immune disease that has damaged my lungs, and I guess the damage was enough that my SATS are usually like 84 on room air. I'm hoping to find any way possible to heal my lungs or stretch them.
Avatar m tn I have low oxygen saturation (88-93). So far I have taken pulmonary function test, blood work, Chest CT scan, heart echo and another sleep test. i have heart disease, diabetes, and sleep apnea. I am not sure what is happening. I am short of breath and sleeply all the time. Everybody seems like I should be on oxygen but my doctor is first trying to find out why I have low oxygen saturation. Any ideas what is going on?
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.
Avatar n tn Welcome, sorry to hear about your Gram. Pneumonia is a serious medical condition that requires aggressive treatment, especially in the elderly population. MANY older people succomb to Pneumonia. Do you happen to know what "kind" of Pneumonia she was diagnosed with?
Avatar f tn She got sick last month and was hospitalized for pneumonia. After receiving a pulmonary therapy treatment, the pulmonary therapist neglected to reattached my mom's nasal canula. By the time I realized what was going on her o2 sat rate was in the low 60's. Since then her memory is horrible. She can't remember anything for any length of time. She was the one who never forgot anything. Is this recoverable or is this the start of her decompensating? Help!
1100598 tn?1413131026 Until recently my asthma attacks only consisted of coughing and a some S.O.B. Last fall I had Walking Pneumonia after an upper resp. infection. Last month I had a cold that ended up turning into pneumonia, which was treated with Levaquin. I started having Asthma attacks with this, which I thought was from being allergic to the Levaquin, but it has been over two weeks since I have been off the antibiotic and I am still having the Asthma attacks.
Avatar n tn 50 yr. old Female diagnosed with pneumonia in right lung when stuggled to breathe sitting in chair(Chest XRay, blood tests, physical exam at ER) on 03/05/05, put on Levaquin for 10 day course(caused sleeplessness) and prednisone 50mg. for 5 days and given albuterolinhaler to help breathing(nebulizer treatment in ER). Pulse Ox was 92-95(by blood gas and pulse oximeter). Low BP. Temperature went no higher than 100.5 for about 2 weeks but had almost constant shivering.
Avatar n tn The procedure is rather routine, and the fluid does not necessarily "come back". A disgnosis of Alzheimer's is not necessarily a cause for an elderly patient not to recieve good medical care. There are many stages in Alzheimer's and the progression varies with patients. There are many unanswered questions about "the fluid". In many cases the "fluid" is cause by the inept respiratory therapist using a bubbler for oxygen supplementation. More information is needed.
Avatar n tn The outcome is dependent on many variables including the cause of the pneumonia, the adequacy of treatment and how quickly the treatment is started.
620048 tn?1358021835 that is recommended for treatment of pneumonia. The steroid is probably more for your COPD then the pneumonia itself as your breathing is probably worse. In hospital they would have started you on IV steroids and then tapered you to the oral dose. most people stay in the hospital only a few days with moderate pneumonia. With the added respiratory problems maybe you would have stayed in another day or two. Depending on your respiratory status prior to the pneumonia could be 2-4 weeks.
Avatar m tn Right now he is on an oxygen mask and they have been able to lower it from 50 to 45 and now to 35, but his pulse oxygen levels are only 92. Without the oxygen it drops into the 20s within a minute or two. He has been in the hospital since 4/10 (almost 2 weeks). As of now he has not had to be put onto a ventilator. Our family and his oncology doctors agree that he should be tested for pnuemocystis pneumonia (PCP), but the pulmonologist says that there is no need and won't budge.
Avatar n tn I went home in a wheelchair, on oxygen (still). I have weaned myself off of the prednisone. Most of my strength is back but I had a flair up and had to go back on the prednisone. When my knees started buckling I immediately started weaning myself quickly off of the prednisone. Has anyone else out there experienced this? What can you tell me about the "steroid myopathy"? Thank you to anyone who took the time to read this and respond!
Avatar m tn When I was admitted by my physician for pneumonia I had a fever of 104, my oxygen saturation was 73%, white blood count of 28,000 and I was suffering from confusion. To make a long story short, I was diagnosed with streptococcus pneumonia and moderate sepsis. I am 56 yrs old and consider myself quite healthy. I speed walk and run an average of 10 miles a week. In fact, the evening before I was admitted, I ran a full 3 miles.
Avatar n tn Hello. My friend was diagnosed with pneumonia, when we came into the hospital he could walk and talk and his nails and lips were blue but still had the energy to talk and spoke with doctors. During treatment his heart rate began getting really high so doctors decided to give him a medication called, Ativan, to drop his heart rate and also to put him into sedation.
Avatar n tn The doctor's have him on nasal cannula oxygen at 4 liters. His oxygen saturation is in the 90's. Why wouldn't they give him extra oxygen for the high respiratory rate? He also has colonized pseudomonas that they will not treat.
Avatar m tn If you are e-positive then the end of treatment is becoming e-negative. If you are e-negative then the end of treatment is less clear and needs further discussion.
Avatar m tn I am not sure what exactly was wrong but if she was having wheezes and ronchi then bronchodilators can be given to open up the airways. Also, she needed oxygen therapy, medical management of renal failure by probably dialysis. Blood urea, serum creatinine etc should have been measured. Apart from this, it is difficult to really analyze such cases on net. Please discuss with your seniors who were managing the case. Take care!
Avatar n tn Doctors still order these treatments because they have been shown to improve quality of life. 2. To define 'adequate oxygen treatment', the target of oxygen therapy depends on whether you have developed heart failure or pulmonary hypertension as the results of long-term emphysema.
Avatar n tn It got so bad he suggested that I take him to the hospital a few days last, which is obvious not like him. The diagnosed him with pneumonia and sent him home since there were so many sick people at the hospital, and the doc didn't want him to become sicker. We went back to the DR a few days later and the doctor said he was getting better, and that he just needs to continue to take the antibiotics etc.
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