Tried Muscinex but it makes me want to hurl (blow lunch, puke, spew, etc)
so don't want to take it if possible.
Thanks in advance everyone!!
Hi friends, I've got Pneumonia, I need something to break up this congestion, any suggestions?
Tried Muscinex but it makes me want to hurl (blow lunch, puke, spew, etc)
SORRY Gang! I should have added that the doc put me on Azithromycin (antibiotic) and I dunno if it is viral or bacterial. I forgot to ask!!!
My husband just called me Phlegm Cadiddlehopper, anyone know WHO THAT IS???? hahahaha
Mucinex as nasty as it is, is usually the best reccomended by my doctor. Are you on an antibiotic yet? That should calm it down some for you. Good luck my friend, & get healthy again...
I would make sure it is not bacteria Pneumonia for you might need antibiotics. This is nothing to play with so be careful and take care of yourself. The worst thing you can do is lay down for extended periods of time. By being up and around (if possible) you are not letting the fluids gather deep in the lungs.
I hate to say it but a doctor might be in the mix here. If you buy an over the counter expectorant ask the pharmicists what they suggest.
Please take care of yourself.
I heard that it was very painful to cough I am sorry you are in pain. Hate to say this keep an eye on what you (in your words) bark up. If there is alot of blood or other off color fuilds after a few days and you have a fever make sure you go back to the doctors.
You are kind to others so be kind to you.
In the United States more than 80% of cases of community acquired pneumonia are treated without hospitalization. Typically, oral antibiotics, rest, fluids, and home care are sufficient for complete resolution. However, people who are having trouble breathing, with other medical problems, and the elderly may need greater care. If the symptoms get worse, the pneumonia does not improve with home treatment, or complications occur, then hospitalization may be recommended. Over the counter cough medicine has not been found to be helpful in pneumonia.
Antibiotics improve outcomes in those with bacterial pneumonia. Initially antibiotic choice depends on the characteristics of the person affected such as age, underlying health, and location the infection was acquired.
In the UK empiric treatment is usually with amoxicillin, erythromycin, or azithromycin for community-acquired pneumonia. In North America, where the "atypical" forms of community-acquired pneumonia are becoming more common, macrolides (such as azithromycin), and doxycycline have displaced amoxicillin as first-line outpatient treatment for community-acquired pneumonia. The use of fluoroquinolones in uncomplicated cases is discouraged due to concerns of side effects and resistance. The duration of treatment has traditionally been seven to ten days, but there is increasing evidence that short courses (three to five days) are equivalent. Antibiotics recommended for hospital-acquired pneumonia include third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins, carbapenems, fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides, and vancomycin. These antibiotics are often given intravenously and may be used in combination.
No specific treatments exist for most types of viral pneumonia including SARS coronavirus, adenovirus, hantavirus, and parainfluenza virus with the exception of influenza A and influenza B. Influenza A may be treated with rimantadine or amantadine while influenza A or B may be treated with oseltamivir or zanamivir. These are beneficial only if they are started within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms. Many strains of H5N1 influenza A, also known as avian influenza or "bird flu," have shown resistance to rimantadine and amantadine.
There is no evidence to support the use of antibiotics in chemical pneumonitis without bacterial superinfection. If infection is present in aspiration pneumonia, the choice of antibiotic will depend on several factors, including the suspected causative organism and whether pneumonia was acquired in the community or developed in a hospital setting. Common options include clindamycin, a combination of a beta-lactam antibiotic and metronidazole, or an aminoglycoside. Corticosteroids are commonly used in aspiration pneumonia, but there is no evidence to support their use either."
I hope this helps, and you get well soon.
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Does the pill form of mucinex make you hurl too? Maybe some good old fashion Robitussin or Triaminic expectorant would be in order. Try to get the hubby to go to to the pharmacy and ask the pharmacist for something other than the mucinex. There are many expectorants to choose from.
Get well soon and rest my friend,
Hey sweetlemon. Not much to add. The bases have been covered. I'm like the mad-hatter, (Alice In Wonderland)... always running late. Instead of coffee this morning, how about tea, with a twist of lemon, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a sugar cube (just one). Then later on, say late afternoon, early evening, a gin and tonic, (easy on the tonic) or a scotch on the rocks ha! hope you feel more like your old self.
Are you self-diagnosing that you have pneumonia, or has this been confirmed by a chest x-ray? Before beginning any medication, please check with your primary care physician.
Hello Sweetlemon. I am so sorry that you are ill, especially with pneumonia. Andres has just about covered everything! One thing we( nurses) did in the hospital was to have our patient sit up. Then we would cup our hands and gently hit on their back all over,especially in the area of the lungs. This helps breakdown the mucous.You can do it for about 10-15 minutes. Maybe you can have a family member do this for you. I really hope you get better soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your friend, Sweetie Pie.
You have got so many suggestions & wealth of advice from all your friends, just want to wish you well, look after yourself & get well soon!
No suggestions. I just wanted to say I hope you feel better soon!
Go back to your doctor!
Be sure to take all the the Antibiotic, and if things don't start to improve then you need to be seen again, I agree Mucinex I don't always like it the best but one thing about it the medicine loosens that junk up and thins it out, I wasn't much of a water drinker lately but I have found out water helps Mucinex thin that out better and in my case it also helps, Ask the doctor if there is anything that would work as well as the Mucinex? you mentioned it causes a number of things for you and you'd like to avoid it ask and see if he can come up with a solution that will work and help loosen the sputum up, Please take good care!! Caringsonbj (Billy)
Well hon, I think everybody has about covered it. Just want to say hope you get better soon, if not go BACK TO THE DOC!!! Nothing to play around with. Von-1. PS can't have you sick, we depend on you to much lol.
Just checking on you today are you feeling better? (Mon) if not you need to be checked again by the doctor, you are a very kind and good friend but you need to take care of yourself, Please keep us posted
Oh Goodness sweetlemon hope your feeling better just now read this please let me know i care.
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