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Suggest treatment for severe pain in lower lobe, pneumonia and UTI

twice in 10 months I have been working with potting mix and developed severe pain in (L) lower lobe and been diagnosed with pneumonia and also a U.T. I. now thinking it may be legionaires disease. Iam compromised with asthma and had a small benign tumour removed from my (R) lung.have been ordered doxylin tabs 100mg.b.d, 28 tablets ( 50mg.prednisone 3days and now back on it reducing the dose) thought I might die the first 5 days,too sick to go to the D.R. until today(sporting a mask which doesn,t help breathing) Iam not contagious to others am I and if it is L.D. is this suitable treatment .Iam 72. thanks
Tue, 13 Oct 2020
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Hello,

LD is treated with Azithromycin or Quinolone group such as Levofloxacine. Taking count that you are having pneumonia and UTI at the same time it would be preferable to take Levofloxacine for at least 7 days. Please get consulted with your doctor firstly before starting treatment.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Olgeta Xhufka, General & Family Physician
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Suggest treatment for severe pain in lower lobe, pneumonia and UTI

Hello, LD is treated with Azithromycin or Quinolone group such as Levofloxacine. Taking count that you are having pneumonia and UTI at the same time it would be preferable to take Levofloxacine for at least 7 days. Please get consulted with your doctor firstly before starting treatment. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Olgeta Xhufka, General & Family Physician