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Does pneumonia scar lungs

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes, it is: Pneumonia isn't a specific disease so much as fluid collecting in the air spaces of the lungs. This can be caused by a wide variety of pathogens, some... Read More
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Pneumonia: Yes, you can get pneumonia more than once as pneumonia can be caused by many different viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, chemicals, aspiration of s... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 21 years experience
Depends on cause: Recurrent pneumonia should be investigated and cause of the scarring determined to ensure that there is no ongoing inflammation in the involved segmen... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
In a way: In a way, you need to treat of course, as if it was viral (your probable case since you recovered without antibiotics) you would rest and push fluids ... Read More
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Treat Symptoms: If you have fully recovered and have no symptoms there would be no sense in treatment. Many winter illnesses are viral in nature and one clears these ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
It depends: on the extent. If it is a minor degree of scarring, it will probably have no impact on your lung function. If it is severe, you may have impaired pu... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
Yes: You should see a lung specialist to confirm the diagnosis of 'pneumonia since july' and get treated accordingly.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Possibly: This needs a systematic approach to diagnosis and may require some invasive procedures, depending upon what non-invasive studies reveal. It may take s... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Probably alright : It probably represents a n old infection, but if you experience symptoms, further evaluation with pulmonary is suggested. The reason for the x Ray is ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
That was like you..: ..said, scarring due to pneumonia in the past. If you don't have any symptoms of fever, cough, sputum, shortness of breath, sweating or weakness, the... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Safe: I Just had mine last week . It is safe and effective. As a health care worker it is critically important that you get it. Your past history is not re... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Many possibilities: Smoking, second hand smoke (even if you never smoked), smog, air pollution, dust, fungal infections (even though you've never had pneumonia), allergic... Read More

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