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Viral or bacterial.
A little over a month ago I caught a flu that has since turned into a bronchial condition.  Today I have upper back pain that could  be from laying too long in a propped up position. Throughout this ordeal I am spitting up  thick white phlegm and am experiencing dizzy at times. I am breathing easier than two weeks ago using flovent and the odd time use a tubulator to be able to breathe.   I had an allergic reaction from lavender oil used the past day or two on my forehead to decongest which I have stopped. I took Claritan this morning and possibly this could causing the dizziness.   How will I know if  I am diagnosed with pneumonia it is viral or bacterial?  My concern is that in the past antibiotics for similiar problems have not worked.  Also, once I was Xrayed many times while the water on my lungs did not show up. I have also read since that pneumonia does not always show up on a Xray while doctors I have seen deny this.  I really would appreciate some advice.

Thank you
Jada


  


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