Pneumonia is a condition caused by infection, which results in the inflammation, and the tiny air sacs inside the lungs get filled up with fluid. It is a severe condition and can be fatal. The symptoms include cough, green phlegm, fever, dyspnea, nausea, and chills. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or by aspiring saliva, food, or vomit into the lungs.

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What medicines to give an older adult for cough and fever?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother is 96 years old, and she has a cough and fever. We also have noticed some bedsore at her back, probably due to a prolonged stay in bed. What medication can we give her? I hope you can help us out. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your grandmother seems to be bedridden for quite some time as she has developed bedsores. However, staying in bed can lead to several other problems, such as pneumonia because of limited movement and deep breathing. In addition, having a fever can be a sign of upper res...  Read Full »

Is pneumonia a sign of COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male with symptoms of pneumonia such as cough with mucus in my chest, headache, loss of appetite, green mucus, fatigue, chills and, blood in nasal mucus. Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a cough with mucus green in color, headache, loss of appetite, fatigue, chills, blood in nasal mucus, etc. You are a known case of pneumonia. You have not ment...  Read Full »

How to improve my 2 months old baby's health condition?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 2 months old. He is suffering from omphalitis, which appeared after 24 hours of birth. He had artificial respiration thrice. He was in the ICU for one month. Also, he had a kidney function disorder and blood breaks. He went through blood and blood platelet transfusion. After di...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It appears that he had a lung infection called as pneumonia, which led to an infection in the blood, low oxygen in the blood and low blood pressure. Because of this there is decreased blood supply to brain and brain damage leading to cerebral atrophy. His initial reports ...  Read Full »

What does fibrosis in the X-ray indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I did my pre-employment exam a few months back, and they saw some fibrosis in my X-ray. However, this still needs to be confirmed. Unfortunately, I cannot provide any sputum since I do not have any cough even until now. Is there any other way for me to know what I have?  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have fibrosis on the left upper lung according to your X-ray report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The causes for the fibrosis are previously healed tuberc...  Read Full »

Can right basal pneumonia cause pain on the left side?

Query: Hi doctor, I have right basal pneumonia. But my left side has pain. While having a cough and taking deep breaths, there is increased pain. I have started taking antibiotics. How long will it take to have some relief?   Read Full »

Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your symptoms. You are having pneumonia on the right side. Pneumonia occurs due to inflammation of the lung parenchyma. The symptoms are fever, cough with expectoration, and breathlessness. Sometimes, it can cause pleural effusion (fluid accumula...  Read Full »

What can be the causes for the formation of lung nodules?

Query: Hello doctor,I have pneumonia from COVID. My main concern is there stating that I might have a nodule. Is it improving or? This is my first time seeing this on my report. Also, if you can just explain the whole report to me, it will be better.Thank you doctor.  Read Full »

Dr. Padmesh Jain

General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sad to know that you suffered from COVID pneumonia. I hope you are better now and discharged from the hospital. I would have been in a better position had you sent your HRCT-chest images. Nonetheless, I will try to explain the report you have provided in a simplified ...  Read Full »

What to do if a COVID-19 patient feels abnormality near the lungs on taking a deep breath?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 28 years old. He is covid positive. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 before a week. He does not have a fever, body pain, and breathing issues. Initially, he had fever and throat irritation. But now it is no more. His SpO2 level seems to be normal above 95 percent consistent...  Read Full »

Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is happy to know that your brother is asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic. Though he does not have difficulty in breathing while walking, he appears to have difficulty while running. So it may be insignificant, but it may also indicate a certain amount of lung inv...  Read Full »

My father developed a lung infection after bypass surgery. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 60 years old. Last month, he had some breathing problem and so, we hospitalized him to the nearest available hospital. In the hospital, we came to know from the doctors that he is having triple artery blockage. The doctors advised for a bypass surgery as his condition wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly share the medical reports again with the latest kidney parameters and the discharge summary along with treatment papers. As per the history reported by you, chest infection is one of the commonest complications after a bypass surgery. The presence of morbidities...  Read Full »

What does early fibrosis in chest CT indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband was discharged from the hospital after COVID-19 treatment. He was admitted to the hospital for six days. When he was admitted, his CT scan showed COVID pneumonia and early fibrosis. He was on steroid treatment in the hospital and discharged in stable condition. I doubt the...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from COVID pneumonia. His HRCT (high-resolution chest tomography) of the chest has revealed multiple patchy ground glass in both lungs, predominantly in the periphery with subpleura...  Read Full »

My lung hurts horribly while coughing after pneumonia. Is it long-term effect of pneumonia?

Query: 3 months ago I had pneumonia which was completely resolved with antibiotics but what I now noticed is that with any flu or cough my lung hurts a little and how winter is there when the temperature drops and it is very cold my lung Starts to hurt horribly how never that pain only occurs with the cold...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Good day to you the thing with pneumonia is it is basically an infection of the lungs parenchyma but when this happens the covering of the lungs which is known as pleura It can also get affected. now when this plura gets affected it heals by becoming thicker. this can cause problems in breathing f...  Read Full »

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