I recently had an xray: ill-defined patchy mixed air space, interstitial, no focal consolidation?
I am a 49 year old male. I recently had an xray that came back saying. There are some ill-defined patchy mixed air space and interstitial opacities seen in the left perihilar region. Notably adjoining the left upper lobe pulmonary artery. No focal consolidation is seen. the remaining lungs are clear, as are the pleural spaces. No bony abnormality is seen. I have had a ct scan the other day, and get the results next Tuesday. As this is concerning me, I am looking for more information as my doctor couldnt explain the xray report to me. I have recently had whooping cough, would this have anything to do with it. The doctor put me on Curam Duo Forte 875gm/125gm
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These findings indicate Interstitial – Viral or Mycoplasma pneumonia
You will need to check your sputum (culture) follow up with a pulminologist and he will prescribe antibiotics or antivirals .
Drink plenty of fluids to help loosen secretions and bring up phlegm.
Get lots of rest. Have someone else do household chores.
Do not take cough medicines without first talking to your doctor. Coughing is one way your body works to get rid of an infection. If your cough is preventing you from getting the rest you need, ask your doctor about steps you can take to get relief.
Control your pain or fever with aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen), or acetaminophen.
Make sure you take antibiotics as prescribed…
Speedy recovery wishes..