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could exposure to extremely cold weather cause pneumonia to kill a person faster?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hypothermia: If a person developed severe hypothermia - then yes, this could contribute to a faster demise from pneumonia.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Who is most at risk for acquiring pneumonia?

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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Geriatrics 25 years experience
A variety of: Individuals. The can range from, diabetics, anyone who is immunocompromised due a multitude of diagnosis for example hiv, the elderly, those in nursing homes, asthmatics, hospitalized patients, people who are at risk for aspiration. I strongly urge all those above 55 to get the pneumonia vaccine, and any patient noted above or has had pneumoniain the past.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How is pneumonia diagnosed?

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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Geriatrics 25 years experience
Pneumonia can be: Diagnosed on many occasions simply via a thorough history, and physical examination. You can hear rales on examination of the lungs. On laboratory examinations the white count is often elevated. If there is a question the doctor may also order a chest xray.
A 22-year-old member asked:

How is pneumonia treated?

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Dr. Christopher Quinn
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Antibiotics: There are many treatments for pneumonia including antibiotics, breathing treatments, oxygen and sometimes hospitalization is needed.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the clinical symptoms of pneumonia?

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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Geriatrics 25 years experience
Typically when you: Have penumonia you can have a constellation of symptoms including fevers, cough, phlegm, shortness of breath, wheezing, chils, malaise. Depending on your age, medical history, other medications you are on, the above can change.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can belladona be given for pneumonia?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
No: You treat pneumonia with antibiotics, not belladona.

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