Walking pneumonia, raspy sensation while breathing
I live in Houston, TX and just about two months ago had walking pneumonia and even after a week of antibiotics I had to get another week of them because I still had a raspy sensation where the trachea divides as I breathed. That symptoms disappeared for about two weeks and is now back again. Any...
Is it OK to travel by flight after pneumonia ?
Hi, I had salmonella and pneumonia 3 weeks ago and spent 3 days in intensive care. I had antibiotics and was given the all clear to go home. ive been home now for jst over a wk and feel im doing well. I am taking things steady and I can walk up and down my stairs without getting out of breath ,...
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it is an inflammatory condition of the lung—affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli. It is usually caused by infection with viruses or bacteria and less commonly other microorganisms, certain drugs and other conditions such as autoimmune diseases.
Typical symptoms include a cough, chest pain, fever, and difficulty breathing.
What do you mean by left infrahilar pneumonia versus PTB
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Pneumonia can be due to bacteria or virus and less commonly due to fungus or parasites whereas PTB is due to mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Bacterial pneumonia generally resolves within 5-7 days with antibiotics whereas viral and fungal causes need antiviral and antifungal treatment respectively.
PTB need anti T.B treatment and it needs treatment for 6-9 months.
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