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My friend who had pneumonia last year likes to sleep on the

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hi my friend who had pneumonia last year likes to sleep on the floor ...
Well he finally has gotten sick of course and I am wondering if he should start taking some antibiotics so that he doesnt get pneumonia. I know the usual answer to this is no and that antibiotics are overused etc. But I also know he is 67 years old and a bout of pneumonia could be a serious situation. This is the first day he has been sick. I have tried to talk him out of sleeping in the floor, now that he is sick of course he is off the floor. He had a vaccination for pneumonia less than 6 months ago. ThankYou for your assistance .
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

He should see his doctor to have a physical exam and a chest x-ray if necessary. If he doesn't have a fever, pneumonia is less likely, but he could have other diseases such as COPD, cancer. He needs to go to see his doctor.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

he took an antibiotic on his own, aminopenicillin, personally i dont think

that is gonna do the trick cos when he was sick before it took a stronger

anti biotic than that to knock it down. But this is the first day so who knows.

I will take his temperature .

Yes he has copd

He sees his Dr. regularly but last time he had pneumonia she told

him to fill 2 more scripts of inhalers for copd and to make a long story

short he woulda ended up in the hospital if he woulda followed that advice as it turned out. No one is perfect but that is only one example.

Ha ha, but anyhow yeah he will probably go in if they can see him etc.

had a chest xray in April

It is my belief that his bedroom is on the ground floor and theres mold

and its dank and hes laying in it and just breathing it all in . I think its crazy. He will drink a little bleach to kill the mold ....i just read on here that

bleach is what kills mold. LOL just kidding ....a little levity cant hurt ....

that was just a little joke .

Thanks

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 1 year ago.

Dear customer,

Basically what he needs is to have his sputum examined to know the causative organism as well as the specific antibiotic that can be prescribed after the diagnosis of pneumonia.

Take care.

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 1 year ago.

Dear customer,

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Thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Like in a p. dish for like a couple of days you mean?

ok thanks for your assistance...............

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 1 year ago.

Dear customer,

Thanks for your reply.

Yes microbiological culture.

Take care.