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Had bad infection of bronchitis. Prescribed antibiotics for pneumonia. Can he play hockey?

Just wondering about my son. He went to the doctor on Monday and he has a very bad infection(bronkitis) now on the paper to get antibiotics it say pneomia. He got nothing on is chest and not coughing up mucus . He had a fever but now he is good. Is it ok for him to play in a hockey tournament this weekend. It s a ice hockey tournament in a arena and he is a goalie.
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Acute bronchitis from viral infection with a secondary/subsequent pneumonia is quite common. The pneumonia can be viral or bacterial. bacterial needs to be treated with anti-biotics and normally viral resolves by itself.
Regarding playing hockey, from your notes he seems fine and it all depends on how he feels with regard to his well being. If he is back to his normal self, energetic and ready to go for a heavy exercise game like hockey, why not ?
I would recommend if he is feeling upto it, to play half the time of the game like 30 minutes with lots of oral fluid hydration before during and after the game. As I said, it all depends on how he is feeling at the moment. This is not a condition that requires prolong recuperation specially in young person.
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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