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How to treat pneumonia?

I am worried that I might have pneumonia . I have been on antibiotics since Thursday, but my cough is getting harsher And causing My chest to tighten up and be painful. I am short of breath that could be compared to how u feel when u ran a race and I am just laying in bed. I Do feel rundown and weak.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014
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I understand your concern.
I am Dr. Arun Tank, infectious dissensitivityialist, answering your query.

In my opinion you should start with antibiotics like cefixime under your doctors guidance.

Also take the sputum out and sent it to the doctors for culture and sensitivity.

Thereafter switch the antibiotics to the newer sensitive antibiotics.

Taking the full course frees you from the infections.

Please do respiratory exercise also, it will help you clear up the infections early.

I will be happy to answer your further concern, you can ask me on
Thank you.
Dr Arun Tank
Infectious diseases specialist.
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