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Taking avelox and prednisone for pneumonia. Have low body temperature. Should I be concerned?

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Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: My daughters boyfriend has a respiratory infection. Chest X-ray ruled out pneumonia. He is on second day of Avelox and prednisone ( 30 mg). His temp was 98 2 days ago, this am it's down to 95.5. No dizziness or nausea but says his chest XXXXXXX hurts like when it's smoggy in LA".
His normal temp runs 97-97.5
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Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 2 hours later
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The description suggests a viral infection / leading to or precipitating asthma.
X-ray ruling out pneumonia is re-assuring.
The problem is only Bronchitis / Bronchiolitis.

The sensation in the chest is attributable to bronchospasm.
That is why, he had been prescribed steroid (Prednisolone).

He is already receiving a good antibiotic (Avelox).
The temperature is down from improvement and steroid.

He ought to be well in another day or two

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck

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