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How to treat Pneumonia?

Hi I have just had pneumonia and I am now coughing up a jelly like substance not sputum, I have numerous health problems, behcets disease, heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, high BP, gall stones, 4 PE's, Clot to the brain, mild asthma and others
Any reason for this?
Thanks
Tue, 27 Oct 2015
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Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your situation and problem.
Pneumonia is common in asthmatics because of poor lung defense.
Pneumonia is actually infection of lung parenchyma (tissue).
Most commonly caused by bacterial infection.
Best treatment of pneumonia is identification of causative organism and then start effective antibiotic drugs.
So get done sputum culture and sensitivity report.
Culture report will isolate the causative organism and sensitivity report will guide about appropriate effective antibiotic treatment.
By this we can fasten the recovery and prevent drug resistance.
So get done sputum culture and sensitivity report.
Hope I have solved your query.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
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