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Had done a Sputum test. What does result infer?

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I had done a Sputum test
Result shows Gram Staining - PUS cells and gram pistive cocci are seen
Also it shows
Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated

Nature of Growth: Luxuriant

Please guide what does this mean?
Posted Mon, 7 Oct 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Antibiotics needed for treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for your query

It looks like you are suffering from a bacterial infection of the respiratory tract.
You will have to be treated with antibiotics like levofloxacin or third generation cephalosporin like cefixime for a minimum period of 5 days. Please approach your physician for a prescription.

Along with that you could also use the following tips
1. Avoid exposure to cold weather, always keep yourself warm
2. Drink and eat warm food
3. Avoid cold drinks

I hope I have answered your query, if you have any further questions I will be happy to get back to you

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Follow-up: Had done a Sputum test. What does result infer? 1 hour later
does the report any trace of tuberculosis
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hello

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the reply

No the report does not indicate tuberculosis.

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Follow-up: Had done a Sputum test. What does result infer? 4 hours later
which stage is the phunemonia? is this very serious? do u want me get admited in hospital or it can cured with medication?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Clinical assessment required

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the reply

Secerity of the pneumonia is based on clinical assessment and not by the reports.
Sterptococcus pneumoniae infection definitely needs to be treated with antibiotics whether are not you need admission is best decided by the physician based on your chest findings, blood pressure and saturation. Please appearing a physician/ pulmonologist soon

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