I am a 43yr old woman. I was diagnosed with pneumonia almost 12 days ago. They did a chest x-ray and then did a cat scan which revealed the pneumonia. They also said that I had small cysts on my liver. I had an abdominal mri about a year and half ago and they said my liver was normal. After the pneumonia diagnosis, I was prescribed levaquin 500mg at that time, which I have completed. my cough was productive (only white phlegm throughout this time) now its not. I still have slightly swollen glands in my neck and tightness in my chest. I was just prescribed advair disk and a nebulizer treatment which helps but the tightness comes back. This has been going on for almost 1 month. Could this viral pneumonia?
Hi, I have had viral pneumonia for almost 3 months, my xray still shows pneumonia in both lungs, I have been taking Ibuprophen every 6-8 hours for the last 3 months, cannot function without it. My Dr. says antibiotics won t help and is taking a wait and see approach and gave me an RX for an albuterol inhaler. I am a healthy 40yr old female. What would be the correct treatment?
My 87 year old father has been taking antibiotics since the first week in October. He started out as an upper respiratory issue and a Z pack was prescribed. After the Zpack an xray was done which showed pneumonia. He as then given Leviquin. After this antibiotic, at my request, the doctor ordered another chest xray and the pneumonia was much worse. He was started on Avelox at 6 am this morning. His diagnosis is Viral Pneumonia. I just read that Avelox is used to only treat bacterial infections. What should I do about this as obviously the doctor gave him the wrong medication...correct?
Hello Doctor, I have a question regarding viral pneumonia, my mother has been diagnosed with viral pneumonia and its been 12 days that she has been treated she was on ventilator for days in ICU and now shes out of ICu however on oxygen mask/cannula as whenever she breathes without cannula her saturation drops to 68...Doctors have been giving her antibiotics, but I read on internet that for viral pneumonia antivirals should be given and antibiotics is for bacterial pneumonia...doctor here have prescribed merotrol injection too which I would like to know is right for the treatment
she is being seen in the clinic 6 WEEKS DRY HACKINHG COUGH AFTER RECOVERING FROM BRONCHITIS THIS WINTER. THE COUGH IS associated with shortness of breath. In the past, she has experienced coughing spells after running a 5 mile race. she has a recurrent low grade fever that seems to be present year round as well as areas of dry irritated skin on her knees and elbows. Physical exam results reveal BP 110/60, P 60, RR 18. She has no tenderness over her sinuses, no cervical lymphadenopathy, and no bulging of her tympanic membrane. Lungs are clear to auscultation bilaterally. further assessment reveals that nasal mucousa is pale and boggy. My questions are : 1. what is the MOST likely cause/diagnosis for this patient s current presentation, and why is it the cause, 2. what parts of the medical history lead to this conclusion. What diagnostic test could be utilized to help verify the proposed diagnosis. 3. What are the revelent laboratory or diagnostic tests that is expected the provider to order specific to THIS client s presentation and the likely underlying etiology. What is the relationship of the test to This clien s clinical presentation.
sir my mom age 50 yrs is having urinary problem since 10 months,she complains of burning sensation at the last stage of complition on micturition,she complaints of having a bit swollen and rough surface of tongue,she is having pitting oedema grade 2,(pallor, icterus, lymphadenopathy, clubbing, cyanosis, dehydration, --> NEGATIVE.)others vitals ard under normal limit.WHAT MAY BE THE REASON AND WHAT SHOULD BE THE TREATMENT..?
I'm a 20 year old girl. Two days ago I've noticed a small swollen lymph node on my neck on the right side where my jawbone ends. It's painful and hard to touch. I'm worried cause there are no other symptoms and no apparent causes to it. Can you please help me?
I have a 3yr old that sudden developed an area of neck swelling. He is prett much asymtomatic. No fever. Periodic umbilical pain for the last 2 weeks. We went to the ER and they discovered that he has multiple enlarged lymph nodes bilaterally on his neck. The did an abdominal ultrasound which showed borderline splenomegaly and an enlarged peripancreatic lymph node. Rountine blood work came back normal. The ER doctors had no answers for me--just told me to follow up with my pediatrician. Any ideas as to what could cause this?
my 13 year old son hasswelling on the sides of his neck, Swelling starts just behind his ears and moving down his neck. I does seem more pronounced on his right side. He says his neck is sore but he is able to turn his head from side to side. He...
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