I have a problem with my lungs, diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia?

Hello i am a 26 year old male.My problem started in late May 2016 when i came down with a fever, cough and overall sickness.i went to the hospital and they said i likely have a virus.They sent me home to take tylenol together with ibuprofen for the symptoms.I felt alot better shortly after.Over the next two weeks in late May and early June i started coughing a’lot with a a’lot of thick brown mucus.The mucus became blood tinged and i went to the hospital where i was diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia.I was given two different antibiotics which i completed.Follow up xray after antibiotics showed clear lung and clear breathing.Second follow up xray a month later showed the same thing, clear lungs.Ever since the pneumonia i have had frequent excess mucus and sore throats.I Recently had alot of sputum and felt sick again and was given a zpack.Felt better after z pack but now October 2016 i have another sore throat with mucus.Ever since the pneumonia i haven’t been healthy.What could it be, i feel like pneumonia keeps trying to form.There is no cystic fibrosis in my family and only 1 person my moms mother had chronic bronchitis.I have never had any issues with my lungs or getting sick.My TB test was negative and 2 HIV tests were negative.Hepatitis was negative also.Two blood tests in this span were completely normal.Please help.





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Dr Mahaveer

hi
sore throat and mucous production is related to your low immunity because of the bacterial pneumonia that u had. it takes almost 6-9 months for a person to regain his overall immunity once he has suffered from bacterial pneumonia. if your follow up xrays are clear and normal,there is nothing to worry about. it may just be chronic bronchitis.
do breathing exercises, yoga and health supplements to increase your immunity.
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shw12

HI
THE GOOD THING IS THAT ALL MAJOR ILLNESS LIKE TB,HIV HAVE BEEN RULED OUT. THIS MOST PROBABLY SEEMS TO BE A REMNANT INFECTION IN THE LUNGS. A CT CHEST WOULD BE HELPFUL TO SEE FOR ANY INTRA THORACIC PATHOLOGY THAT MAY BE MISSED BY XRAYS. INVESTIGATIONS LIKE SPIROMETRY AND PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTS WILL ANALYSE THE PROPER FUNCTIONING OF LUNGS.
STEAM INHALATION AND EXPECTORANTS WILL REDUCE THE MUCOUS PRODUCTION

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi..
It is normal… Having a sore throat after pneumonia as your immunity and lung capacity is no more as it was before…sounds you are having now chronic bronchitis …and may be repetitive sore throat episodes will follow if your immunity and lung capacity is not improved…
You need to cardio exercise..breathing exercise ..yoga and get an incentive spirometer to train your chest inspiration and expiration…maintain low carb diet and avoid smoking areas …
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mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
it doesnt feel like it is related to bacterial pneumonia anymore. you have been cured of it and you are in a healing cellular stage. this may take a few days. steam inhalation and hot fomentation of chest is recommended.