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does eating ice cause pneumonia

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Yaklic
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No, eating ice during pregnancy can not cause pneumonia. In fact, for some women, especially those with lots of morning sickness, eating ice can be a ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamel Sadek
25 years experience Family Medicine
No: Enjoy the ice cream. It is completely safe.
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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No!: Who told you that?
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Soft cheeses?: Like the other doctors, i'm not aware of a link between ice cream and pneumonia. In rare cases a fetus can get very sick or even become stillborn if t ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
Nope: Ice cubes aren't bad for you other than chomping on them can hurt your teeth. They can't give you pneumonia. Germs cause pneumonia.
Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
May be symptom: The ice cubes themselves do not cause pneumonia. They can injure the teeth. The compulsive eating of ice can itself be a symptom called "pica" . It ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Ice cube eating.: Ice cubes are just solidified water. They're safe, and I'm not aware of them causing pneumonia.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Variable: If it is cleared by cough, nothing remains. If something remains, and obstructs then pneumonia is a possibility. Peanuts, and. A shrimp were two of ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Lots of things: Lots of things can cause pneumonia, which is an infection of the lung. Bacteria, viruses & fungi can all cause pneumonia. However, so can aspiration w ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Almost anything: There are non-infectious causes and infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and so on.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Various: microrganisms can be responsible. Check this link: http://www.healthline.com/health/bronchopneumonia#Overview1
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection/inflammati: Pneumonia is a generic term for inflammation of the lung that can be seen on xray. The cause can be infection ( usually viral but often bacterial) o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Many possibilities: Viral pneumonias probably most common in this age group, but atypical pneumonias (mycoplasma, chlamydia, legionella) can also occur. Bacterial pneumo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
14 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Infection: Pneumonia is a result of an infection of the lung tissue. This can be cause by bacteria, viruses, or even some fungii. Pneumonia symptoms usually in ... Read More
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