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why do i keep getting pneumonia

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Recurrent Pneumonia: One common cause is misdiagnosis. Not knowing your case, i can't say this is what's going on, but a lot of disease get called "pneumonia" when in fac ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking history, physical examination, review of your medical records and may be lab tests. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
From others: Lung infections (pneumonia) are usually transmitted from one person to another by inhaling the organism that causes it.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Generally the healthier you are, the less likely you are to contract this and other infectious diseases. But subtle changes in your body resistance a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Many causes: You may have a predisposition to infection because of a poor immune system. This can be acquired, inherited or simply due to bad habits....Such as too ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raffia Qutab
13 years experience Family Medicine
LOW IMMUNE SYSTEM : Could be a low immune system or possibly you are in close contact with virus carrying people. Remember to use the hand sanitizer often and dont forget ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mastitis: There are several risk factors for mastitis. These include not emptying the breasts completely, clogged ducts, and cracked nipples. Also, not getting ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph infection: These are probably due to staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria. You should have cultures of the boil to determine what the organism and its sensitivity ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Immunosuppresion: Recurrent thrush can indicate that you are immunocompromised. You need to discuss this with your primary care doctor so that the appropriate testing a ... Read More
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
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Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Correct technique: Proper "latching" and the use of protective products like lanolin on your nipples to prevent cracking is good advice. Also i believe a lot of breast i ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Several reasons: There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, tra ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Frequent UTI's: People with recurrent uti's need to be evaluated by a urologist (u) to see if they have an obstruction of their urinary outflow tract. A renal ultraso ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends what kind: And your partner needs to be evaluated, but u need to see your gyn as you need an exam, blood work, ultrasound, cultures, and you may need an endometr ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
BV reasons listed: 1). Poor vaginal hygiene with the use of harsh soaps, douches, feminine deodorant products, and malodorous clothing/underwear or tight jeans. 2). Misd ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Good question: Chronic cough has many potential causes. Undiagnosed asthma, reflux, post nasal drip, allergies, medication, etc cause most chronic cough, but i don' ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
The million dollar ?: Migraine can have many triggers. Keeping a diary of things you are exposed to such as foods, specific drinks, odors, etc. Will help you identify your ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
33 years experience Pediatrics
Anatomical?: I wonder if you are an adult or a child as different age groups have different reasons. However, if you have frequent and/ or recurrent ear infection, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Confirm the infectio: You need to first be sure the infection is strep by test and culture. The main reason we treat strep throat is to prevent the consequences, mainly r ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Change in pH: Many things change the pH of the vagina. This change can inhibit or Prohibit the growth of your body's normal bacteria. Without this normal bacteria ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Not treated .: Either the diagnosis is wrong or the treatment is not Adequate. If both are correct then look for somehwere you are getting re infected. also ask your ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Diagnose: See your physician or a headache specialist to have your headache diagnosed. There are many types of headaches and depending upon what kind you have ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience Family Medicine
Several reasons: Normally the sinuses drain into the nasal cavity. In some patients drainage can be inadequate because of scarring, tumor or congenital reasons. Altern ... Read More
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