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Pneumonia, low blood count, weakness, taking iron, antibiotics, B12. Recovery time?

In an ederly patient with pneumonia an a low blood count 4.4 due to bleeding which has been stopped and he is receiving iron, anti biotics and B12 is weakness due to a lack of rest and how long can it take since he has been on these things will he see improvement? He has been on iron 2 days and antibiotics 5 or 6 days. He really really needs rest Entirely too many visitors!
Asked On : Sat, 2 Jun 2012
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Recovery time is individualized. In this patient, the patient's age and presence active infection are hinderance to recovery time.

Presuming this gentleman is otherwise normal and active and his infection is under control, the cause of weakness is attributed to mainly anemia secondary to blood loss. This can be corrected with oral as well as injectable iron supplements in 2-3 months. This patient should be able to become normal in this time frame.

It is important that the number of visitors be restricted till his infection is bought in control. It is equally important that he is on iron rich diet and physicial activity is slowly initiated.

Hope this helps.

I wish this gentleman a speedy recovery.

Answered: Wed, 20 Jun 2012
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