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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Rest. Get adequate nutrition and hydration. Avoid any contact with cigarette smoke. Take all your prescribed antibiotics as ordered.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes . . . and No.: Zinc is an important co-factor in our immune system's functioning. One study has shown that maintaining normal zinc levels led to decreased duration o ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unknown: There is some evidence in studies done mostly in third world countries in children that zinc supplementation can shorten the course of pneumonia, ther ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very un- Usual: To have pneumonia for six month something wrong have to be investigated to see if you complicating factors.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weintraub
35 years experience Pulmonology
1 lung is the usual: The most common forms of pneumonia in an 18 year old usually only affect one lung and most of the time, recovery is complete. Yes, pneumonia is contag ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Absolutely: Much depends upon their underlying conditions, the causative agent of their pneumonia, and the extent to which other organ systems may have been invol ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Scarring?: That must have been over the top awful for you! Fortunately most pneumonias , even severe ones don't scar the lungs but it may depend on which organis ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Highly variable: This depends upon what you are recovering from, the state of your underlying health and the cause of the 'walking' pneumonia. The term can be interpr ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Many things involved: It sounds like you are dealing with a complicated situation. It is possible to recover from complicated medical problems, but much depends on the indi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Lung infections: in children usually involve some of the following: fever, rapid breathing, wet cough, ill appearance, vomiting, poor appetite, decreased activity lev ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Stethoscope : Symptoms of bronchitis and pneumonia can be very similar in toddlers. By using a stethoscope, a trained physician can listen to the lungs and likely d ... Read More

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