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How can i prevent pneumonia? what causes pneumonia? is there a way to prevent it?

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Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Varied causes: There are pneumonia vaccines to help decrease your chance of pneumonia. Staying away from people who are sick with the cough can also help decrease your chance of pneumonia. Pneumonia can be caused by viruses, bacteria and fungus.

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What are the causes of pneumonia to the babies, how to prevent this, and what are the medications to treat pneumonia for babies?

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Dr. Jason Wilson
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Usually Viral: If you have a normal child birth - full term with no complications and all vaccines - then cough and runny nose symptoms are most likely associated with a virus and you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and nose suction. If the baby is less than 1 month old and has a fever, you need to go to an emergency department.

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