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72 years old with lung fungal infection. Taking antibiotic. Recovery time? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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Doctor:Hi, please proceed with the query.
User:yes - my father in law is 72 yrs old
User:and he has lung fungal infection and taking 5 type of antibiotics and also steroids
User:he is asthmatic patient
User:so just wnat to know what ll happen now if he doesnt recover
User:his condition is not so good
Doctor:what was he diagnosed as?
User:he is also given this tablet itraconazole 100mg
User:lung fungal infection and swelling of limbs and difficult in breating
Doctor:does he have any other medical illness?
Doctor:like bp, diabetes
User:and BP
Doctor:Fungal infection of lung is not severe thing to be treated
Doctor:but since he ha asthma and bp he might have difficulty recovering
User:also just want to know how severe the death would be and what type of severe symptoms he will get
User:but he looks very severe
User:and very tired
Doctor:is he admitted in hospital
User:and critical condition
User:just discharged
Doctor:there will be restrictive lung functions, difficulty in breathing, low immunity
Doctor:He is still on medications i suppose, any oxygen support given
User:he is still on medication
Doctor:does he have difficulty in breathing?
User:very much
Doctor:if the doctor has adviced oxygen support you can get these at home
Doctor:this will help him very much
Doctor:otherwise it is a struggle
Doctor:it is difficult to say whether he will survive becuase i have not seen him nor his case history
Doctor:but his age and other factors
User:oh ok
Doctor:try to keep the immunity level up
Doctor:vitamins can be given,
User:like having vegetables & fruits
Doctor:is he able to eat or is it through tubes
User:no he is able to eat
Doctor:is he walking around, or sitting
User:no not much moving around
Doctor:give him as much as nutritious high protein food to fight the disease
Doctor:if he eats egg give him 1 everyday
Doctor:pulses, dry fruits,carrots,pomegranate XXXXXXX
User:so otherwise the relavant diseases should be diagnosed right?
Doctor:since he is already diagnosed with the disease, only thing possible now is care
Doctor:asthmatics should take particular care of their health
Doctor:they will be prone to respiratory infections
Doctor:due to their low immunity levels
Doctor:high Ig E levels
User:what is lg E
Doctor:immunoglobin E
User:hmm ok
Doctor:Immunoglobulin E, or IgE, is a natural substance in your body that plays an important role in the development of allergic asthma
Doctor:do you have any more queries
Doctor:It is difficult to describe everything since you do not have the reports
User:thanks a lot for your help
User:ya i know
Doctor:I have tried my best
Doctor:you are welcome
User:yes thanks for that
Doctor:kindly login for further queries.
User:bye for now
Doctor:bye have a good day
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