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Can pneumonia reoccur despite being on Levaquin and Augmentin?

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Dr. Jnikolla


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Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Had pneumonia last Thursday, Thanksgiving day. Prescribed Augmentin for 5 days. Did not work, returned to ED on 11/27 with same symptoms. Prescribed Levaquin 500mg for 7 days. Seemed to clear it up. Today, I am getting return symptoms. Raspy cough, breathless and oxygen level at 94 when it was 98 a couple of days ago. Could the pneumonia have come back?
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Brief Answer:
Please contact your treating doctor

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome in HCM

As you explain the history there are two possibilities that might be happened :

1.It might be that the pneumonia might not be resolved completely given your COPD which coexists


2.Maybe due to the pneumonia the status of your COPD might be worsen a litlle and the treatment of copd should be strengthened.
(for example with i/v steroids and nebulizer )
If you were my patient i would do a chest X Ray and a Spirometry test to you for exploring the above.

Please discuss with your doctor for the above.

If you do the above than we can discuss again.

Regards and feel free to ask me again

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