Mycoplasma Pneumonia Treatment
Treatment for a mycoplasma infection usually includes rest, antibiotics, bronchodilator medications, and acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and fever control.
Treatment options for mycoplasma pneumonia include:
- Oxygen therapy:
- Antibiotics for mycoplasma pneumonia:
- Erythromycin (E-Mycin, Ery-Tab, E.E.S.)
- Clarithromycin (Biaxin, Biaxin XL)
- Azithromycin (Zithromax)
- Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
- Minocycline (Minocin)
- Levofloxacin (Levaquin)
- Moxifloxacin (Avelox)
- Gemifloxacin (Factive)
- Telithromycin (Ketek)
- Inhalers for wheezing:
- Cough medications:
- Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and fever:
Mycoplasma Pneumonia Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of mycoplasma infection.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Am I contagious?
- For how long?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
- How do I avoid passing the infection to others?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this problem again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Mycoplasma Pneumonia Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat mycoplasma infections:
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