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Dr. Anil
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I have been diagnosed with pneumonia.i have taken

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My name is***** have been diagnosed with pneumonia.i have taken levofloxacin for 2 days. My breathing has eased but now my eyes lips and throat have dried to the point that to cough is choking me. I have tried to stay hydrated, but I can barely swallow. Have not slept in days Please help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.


Are you taking any other medications?

Dry cough?

Sore throat?



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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Inhaler and ibuprofen for sore throat said from drainage. Have been off all meds since last Thursday. Dry cough. Not sure about fever. Did sweat through my clothes 3times last night.
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.


You should do menthol steam inhalation.

Also do saline gargles/oral betadine gargles.

Avoid Ibuprofen if you don't have fever and sweat profusely.

You should elevate your head while sleeping.

Also nasal saline spray can be helpful.

Avoid decongestant,antihistamines as they can worsen dryness.

Use a humidifier in your room.

You should drink warm liquids.

Vitamin C lozenges can be tried.

You can start multivitamin containing B complex.

You can apply cool compresses on eyes.

Lubricating eye drops can be used.

And if your symptoms 'll persist then see your doctor again for a clinical examination for further evaluation and management.

Hope this helps.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have tried almost all of those things. Thanks anyway.
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.

You should continue till you see your doctor again as they provide you relief.

Your symptoms are not related to Levofloxacin itself.

Long term use of antihistaminic medications,decongestant can cause such symptoms.

It may take some time to properly resolve such symptoms.

Hope this helps.

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