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[MERGED] Pneumonia

Doc Aira,
Ada told me to consult u for this.
do u have any prescriptions for a friend of mine who has symptoms leading to pneumonia?
well, he has symptoms such as:
fever na pabalik balik, he has fever as high as 38-39 degrees. kapag sa bahay lang siya, at natutulog, lalong bumabalik.
i think he got it yata sa change of weather - lamig at init. tapos air conditioned pa ang office. so far nag pa check up siya sa doctor and they advised him to take ascorbic tablets. pinayuhan ko naman siya to take Rexidol (which i used to take when i have fever) and also Tempra Forte.
what do u prescribe?


  • batang uliranbatang uliran PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    If the fever keeps coming back and has been rpesent over several weeks (combined withthings like cough and cold) then he needs a Chest X-Ray as well. In the Philippines, on and off fever with respiratory symptoms has TB on the list of possibilities.
  • IraIra PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Batang Uliran is in a much, much better position to advice you on this, since he is a pulmonologist. :) Tell him to see your company physician or HMO though if it doesn't get better. Like BU said, he may need a chest x-ray.
  • BU,
    thank you very much.
    is it ok to look for you? since wala talaga akong alam what to do, who doctor to look for. charge me the expenses, if possible.
    (if its ok with u?) my cell is 0918-9137889.
    really really need help.

    for now, his present condition is: his head hurts, on off pa rin ang fever, his parents brought him to see a quack doctor to see if his condition may improve.

    fyi, we don't have a company doctor since this is only a snall company. the person in need has limited money. I am the one who will shoulder his expenses. its just a way of saying "thank u" for his effort in our company.
  • batang uliranbatang uliran PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Unfortunately, I'm not local - I'm in NJ. I have a classmate who is a very competent lung specialist as well in Manila. I know he is at Fort Med in Makati (Buendia Ave.) twice a week and I believe also has privileges in St. Luke's. I will email him and ask for a number you can call.
  • B.U.
    its been 6 days already - Saturday up to now, Thursday. he still has no improvement.
    he just came home from an albolaryo and told him that may "nagkulam" daw sa kanya.
    the doctors (not the albolaryo) recommend that he take the drugs prescribed. so far its still REXIDOL. just would like to ask for your help if its ok to ask your friend which drug would help FIGHT THIS STUPID FEVER! nakakainis na kasi ang lagnat na yan at pabalik balik. (u might ask why not bring him to the hospital or have him confined, he already went but as i've said, limited money.) that's why i'm doing everything that i can resort to, to help him. i don't know of any doctors. is it possible to ask your friend which drug is stronger than rexidol or Tempra Forte? just to cure the fever first. he did not have any coughs or colds. its just the fever that keeps on coming back. (4give me for being so makulit) but this is the only forum in which i can inquire of a doctor (and i don't know any other doctor) sana kung may ma recomend ka lang na drug so that i can buy it. Thanks very much.

    if you want, you can text it to me thru... www.quios.com (since u r in states)
    pls. indicate in the cell # as 639189137889

    just letting u know... i am very very DESPERATE ALREADY.
  • batang uliranbatang uliran PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    I am emailing you the contact info of my friend who happens to be a very good doctor and a lung specialist as well.

    In the meantime, take Bactrim double strength 1 tablet twice a day for a week and take tylenol 650mg to 1000mg every 6 hours for fevers. DO NOT exceed 4000mg of tylenol per day.

  • batang uliranbatang uliran PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    The email addy you used to register in PEx originally bounced. Email me directly if you are interested in seeing a doctor who may be able to help your friend.
  • hello everyone, please i need an advice and information about pneumonia,i had multiple lymph nodes since the first week of May i came from doctor on May 16 then nagpa-xray na rin po ko and i found that I have pneumonia. The doctor required me to take antibiotics for two to three weeks pero naka one week *** po ako kc pina stop n ng sister ko kc oky **** n dw po ako. tapos now may mga nkikita po ko mga pasa sa binti at hita ko, madalas din po sakit ulo at likod ko. could it be serious, dapat b ko mag-alala? pls i need response just to reduce my fear. thanks
  • LesLes PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Pneumonia is a bacterial infection of the lungs. The usual regimens for treating outpatient community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) have a duration of 1 week, with the actual range being 5-7 days for low risk, uncomplicated pneumonia (this is based on the most recent CAP guidelines just released last year). 2-3 weeks for pneumonia treated as outpatient is too long, unless after follow-up (at 5 or 7 days) the patient's signs and symptoms have NOT improved satisfactorily and the clinician deems it necessary to extend treatment.

    Lymph nodes can become palpable (felt with touch) from any bacterial infection, but if they persist after treatment of the infection another reason should be considered (e.g. PTB). Also, "pasa" is NOT one of the usual signs of pneumonia. I strongly suggest you follow-up with your doctor.
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