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Suggest treatment for pneumonia in a child

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Posted on Mon, 26 Sep 2016
Question: pneumonia lung infection treatment , my kid is 2 year and 10 months old, as per X-ray he infected with lung infection . He don't have any issue with breathing and he seems ok , doctor suggested admission to hospital but we don't want to as he wont stand with fixed needles and at home we can give him best treatment. We are giving augmenting dds , levolin, duolin, Budosol at home after every 30 mins. For fever we are giving Crocin. Please suggest if its fine...
He dont have regular cough , breathing ok but sometime heavy .

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Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Treatment of pneumonia is generally done as an indoor patient.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX,

Pneumonia is a serious infection of lungs especially for such small children as things can turn for worse in no time. That`s why it`s better that it is treated as a inpatient case so that injectable antibiotics can be given for better results and complications can be handled in time if they so arise.

I suggest you may continue the antibiotics and other treatment but be in constant touch with his paediatrician so that his condition can be monitored closely and if required he can be put in the hospital in shortest possible time.

Take care.
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Brief Answer: Treatment of pneumonia is generally done as an indoor patient. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX, Pneumonia is a serious infection of lungs especially for such small children as things can turn for worse in no time. That`s why it`s better that it is treated as a inpatient case so that injectable antibiotics can be given for better results and complications can be handled in time if they so arise. I suggest you may continue the antibiotics and other treatment but be in constant touch with his paediatrician so that his condition can be monitored closely and if required he can be put in the hospital in shortest possible time. Take care.