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could my mom daalysis have caused pneumonia

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
38 years experience Pediatrics
Pneumonia: Your mother may have a chronic illness that increases her risk for getting pneumonia. If you are healthy with a normal immune system, then you probabl ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Coughing/ rib pain.: Could be musculoskeletal pain, especially if it worsens with movement. If you have fever and cough, your mother may be right. Probably need to be exam ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Le
Dr. Andrew Le answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pneumonia : If you are not having symptoms I would say you are fine. You were at risk but it sounds the exposure did not effect you
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Generally viral: This term applies to the pattern of inflammation present in the lungs and can have both infectious and non-infectious causes. When due to infection i ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
See physician: She should be evaluated by physical exam and possible chest radiograph. May need to change or extend antibiotic therapy.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Pneumonia: Pneumonia is a condition diagnosed by a constellation of symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath) with evidence on chest X ray of lung involvement ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Don't worry: Continue using your controller inhaler. This should not increase your likelihood of getting pneumonia. As a matter of fact. Controlling your attacks ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Unanswerable: There are just too many unknowns here. I am very sorry to hear of your mother's troubles, but it sounds like she is in the right place and getting the ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If : If your family has contact with your step mother with no respiratory protection and she has active, untreated tb, you should be evaluated.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: Some illnesses which cause pneumonia may be prevented by good hand washing, avoiding contact with ill contacts and vaccinations. A yearly flu vaccinat ... Read More

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