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Can prolonged nasal and chest infection be treated while having a history of pneumonia?

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Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018
Question: I have had a nasal and chest infection for 14 days.I consider it severe as I require Mucinex DM every 12
hours does very little to stop systems.I had virus Pnumonia and was hospitalized at 10 years old.The
only medication given was a drain in my lungs and given sulhur as penaccilin was not available 60 years
ago.I believe I have had a pnuemonia shot in the past 2 years.Any Help?
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Answered by Dr. Jnikolla (50 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please do some tests

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking in HealthcareMagic,

I can understand your concern

According to the history, if you were my patient I would recommend you to do some blood tests and examinations as follows :

Hemogram
CRP
Procalcitonin
Chest X-Ray

If they come positive than it mostly might be pneumonia which needs treatment with antibiotics (like Clarithromycin orally twice ) for probably one week.

If negative then this is a viral condition in which a lot of liquids are indicated and sometime Paracetamol (if needed)

Please consider the above and you can discuss with your doctor.

Hope to have been helpful for you

Regards and feel free to ask me again

Dr.Jolanda


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Jnikolla (31 hours later)
Thank you for your Prompt diagnosis!!!!! I will see a Doctor tomorrow.
Thank you for your kindness and excellent report on my sad condition.
Best Regards John
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Answered by Dr. Jnikolla (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Continue discussion

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

You are welcome anytime.

Regards

Dr.Jolanda
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Can prolonged nasal and chest infection be treated while having a history of pneumonia?

Brief Answer: Please do some tests Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for asking in HealthcareMagic, I can understand your concern According to the history, if you were my patient I would recommend you to do some blood tests and examinations as follows : Hemogram CRP Procalcitonin Chest X-Ray If they come positive than it mostly might be pneumonia which needs treatment with antibiotics (like Clarithromycin orally twice ) for probably one week. If negative then this is a viral condition in which a lot of liquids are indicated and sometime Paracetamol (if needed) Please consider the above and you can discuss with your doctor. Hope to have been helpful for you Regards and feel free to ask me again Dr.Jolanda