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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Chemical Pneumonitis (Overview)

A condition in which the lungs are inflamed due to inhaling irritants.


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How long does it take chemical pneumonia take to go away by itself? If it was from an acute exposure

How long does it take chemical pneumonia take to go away by itself?  If it was from an acute exposure

Weeks: Chemcal pneumonia ( or pneumonitis) causes irritation to the cells in the lung..generally not an actual pneumonia like that caused by bacteria. Aspiration (from out stomachs) is most common. It can take days to weeks to resolve. Remember that the cells lining the lung have been damaged and are trying to heal. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
89 doctors shared insights

Chemical Pneumonitis (Overview)

A condition in which the lungs are inflamed due to inhaling irritants.


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Recovering from Pneumonia (Checklist)

Finish the entire course of antibiotics
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Follow up with your doctor
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Get repeat imaging to make sure the pneumonia has fully cleared up
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Shortness of breath, with cough and drainage. My mouth is always dry. I was exposed to some chemicals at work. Could I have chemical pneumonia ?

Shortness of breath, with cough and drainage. My mouth is always dry. I was exposed to some chemicals at work. Could I have chemical pneumonia ?

Yes and no: If the cough is chronic (more than a month) definitely it could be related to environmental factors. Dry mouth might be related to cough though. I recommend you get a chest x ray as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Treating Interstitial Pneumonia (Checklist)

Take antibiotics as prescribed for bacterial pneumonia
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Use cough medicines as needed to help your symptoms
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Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen if you have a fever
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Remember to get plenty of rest to recover from this infection
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What does non-specific pneumonitis mean?

It means...: ...That it does not look like any particular recognizable type. Most viral pneumonitis, as well as mycoplasma, have a nonspecific appearance on xray, while pneumococcal pneumonia usually looks like a slice of pie. ...Read more

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Tell me whether pneumonitis can be cured?

Tell me whether pneumonitis can be cured?

Lung inflammation: Pneumonitis means inflammation in the lungs. There are many different causes of inflammation and therefore your question would need to be more specific to determine if a cure is available. ...Read more

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What will happen if your pneumonitis was untreated?

Depends...: ...On what kind of pneumonitis. Viral pneumonitis mostly resolves without treatment, others may not. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pneumonia, pneumonitis?

What is the difference between pneumonia, pneumonitis?

Pneumonia: They are different terms for inflammation in the lung which can be infection-related or not. ...Read more

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What's the difference between pneumonia nad pneumonitis?

What's the difference between pneumonia nad pneumonitis?

Same thing: They are the same. In practice pneumonia tends to be used to describe infectious conditions and pneumonitis to describe inflammatory conditions one of which is infectious pneumonia. ...Read more

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Can a bipap cause pneumonitis?

Can a bipap cause pneumonitis?

No: Bipap is used every day by millions of people safely without any increased risk of pneumonia. ...Read more

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Do you know if pneumonitis can lead to ptb?

Do you know if pneumonitis can lead to ptb?

Yes, it can't: Pneumonia caused by viruses or bacteria cannot lead to tuberculosis. Tb can cause tuberculosis pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bronchitis or pneumonitis?

Symptoms include...: Symptoms of acute bronchitis include cold symptoms, cough productive of sputum, fever, body aches, wheezing, decreased appetite, fatigue, etc. Not every symptom needs to be present. The symptoms of acute pneumonitis can be very similar although the cough and sputum production symptoms are typically not as severe unless bronchospasm is present. ...Read more

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What do you mean by bilateral basal pneumonitis?

What do you mean by bilateral basal pneumonitis?

Inflammation of lung: Pneumonitis is a term used for inflammation of lungs (mostly due to infections). If it involves the lower zones of the lungs on both left and right lung, then it would be reported as bilateral basal pneumonitis. This is just a description of the extent of lung involvement, and there could be several causes for this pattern. Talk to your doctor regarding your specific situation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of interstitial pneumonitis?

Varied symptoms: Symptoms of interstitial pneumonitis can be variable - chronic cough, shortness of breath, reduced exercise capacity. Symptoms depend on the extent & severity of lung involvement, age of patient, associated medical conditions, underlying cause etc. Talk to your doctor/pulmonologist if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Can i get off amiodarone suddenly, i hve pneumonitis?

Cardiologist: Check with your cardiologist who knows the reason you're taking amiodarone. I believe it can be abruptly discontinued in most cases where another appropriate or effective antiarrythmic medication can be given. Since it can cause lung damage I'm sure your cardiologist will want the amiodarone discontinued. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the meaning of basal pneumonitis?

Pneumonitis: Pneumonitis is an inflammatory process of the lung, like pneumonia, due to numerous potential causes. Basal simply refers to the location of the Pneumonitis: at the lung bases, or one of the lowermost segments of the lung. In other words, the bottom part of the lung. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pneumonitis gotten from a bird?

What are the symptoms of pneumonitis gotten from a bird?

Multiple: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is inflammation of the lungs due to breathing in a foreign substance, usually certain types of dust, fungus, or molds. Symptoms of acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis may occur 4 - 6 hours after you have left the area where the foreign substance is found. Symptoms may include: chills, cough, fever, malaise, shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What medicine do i need to take i am recently diagnose of basal pneumonitis?

What medicine do i need to take i am recently diagnose of basal pneumonitis?

Antibiotic: you need to mlet your dr decide which antibitic is best for this infection.this is serious--let your dr decide this. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Kohn
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Pneumonitis (Definition)

Neonatal pneumonia is a condition in which a neonate (a baby 0-28 days old) has an infection in the lungs. Usually, the infection is caused by bacteria and is serious. Intravenous (IV) antibiotics are used ...Read more


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

A condition in which the lungs become inflamed, most ...Read more