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After Effects Of Pneumonia
It may decrease gas : Exchange, causing hypoxemia. Most pneumonia do not cause problem with oxygenation. All have to be treated and get follow up xrays in 4-6 weeks. If you have preexisting lung condition then your gas exchange and oxygenation may be compromised needing aggresive management. ...Read more
"aspiration?": I'm guessing that you probably meant aspiration (not asphyxiation) pneumonia. Asphyxiation essentially means suffocation. Aspiration is when food or bacteria from the mouth gets into the airway and lungs. This can result in inflammation, and about 25% of the time a true infection will develop. Sometimes if there is no infection, we call it "pneumonitis". Antibiotics help if infection. ...Read more
Hi just looking for an opinion about micro plasma pneumonia. Apparently the cause of my cold urticaria and weird neuropathy. Bizarre side effects!
Unclear Question: Are you asking if mycoplasma pneumonia could cause your cold urticaria? If so the answer is maybe. Urticaria can be caused by any systemic infection (viruses are common causes) but this is less likely if the urticaria is chronic. Mycoplasma is usually easy to treat, but you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Flu vaccine (shot): The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two days. Side effects can include a low grade fever, aches & pain, and localized swelling, redness and pain at the shot site. Some people have had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine. ...Read more
Except for sore arm, little swelling and redness at the site of injection threr is no serious side effect most of the time.
There may be mild fever, drowsiness, irritability and loss of appetite
rare causes are anaphylaxis due to allergy, headaches, swollen glands, skin rash, seizures, palpitation, swollen glands, wheezing etc.
Pnumonia and flu vaccine are two different vaccines, and not at all similar. ...Read more
My daughter was diagnosed with eosinophilic pneumonia she is currently on 15 mg of prednisone. I am concerned about the long term effects of the prednisone and if there is another med she can use instead of. She was diagnosed when she was 16 she is
Pneumonia: This is an excellent question. You are correct regarding the potential side effects of long term prednisone usage. Fortunately, many side effects of short term prednisone dosing are temporary and reversible. Your doctor should be judicious in minimizing the use of prednisone — as always, there is a risk/benefit relationship. Ask your pulmonologist about alternative therapies :) ...Read more
No: This needs to be seen and evaluated by a doctor. Something is very wrong and needs correction. ...Read more
I am 32 weeks pregnant and have pneumonia and asthma. What are the possible bad effects to my baby?
My 1 year old has been diagnosed with pneumonia. Could this have long term effects on her health? Brain damage etc?
Unlikely: Pneumonia is a relatively common diagnosis at that age & many are from common viruses or easily treated bacteria. If the kid is hospitalized in an ICU with poor oxygen flow through their system, it would be worrisome. With common pneumonia, it is more a nuscience than a threat. ...Read more
Hi I have to get the pneumonia vaccine before I do I am wondering what are the side effects of the shot I'm 19.?
Minimal: The pneumonia vaccine has no more side effects than any other vaccine and is a good way to protect yourself from invasive disease in the lungs should you be infected with pneumococcus. It is especially important to have it when you have any chronic disease of the airways such as asthma. There is mild pain at the site of the injection and may be some soreness and redness after the shot. ...Read more
10 yr old, right upper lobe pneumonia, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and zithromax eradicated fever, child very tired, likely from meds. Any more side effects?
How could we tell ?: This is the public information HT site. You get the most from the site when you provide background information on a problem and ask a specific question based on that information. Without symptoms and other description of your problem, we have no basis for any conclusions. You are welcome to start over. Your posts are never linked & go to the site at random. ...Read more
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs causes by bacteria or virus.
Bacterial pneumonia is more common in community and needs antibiotics. The prognosis depends on various factors like, immunity, age, severity of pneumonia, associated medical conditions like other lung disease, smoking, diabetes etc. the patient will need to see a doctor for exam, investigation and treatment. ...Read more
No such medical cond: Your doctor maay be trying to simplify for you to understand that you might develop pneumonia, which can happen if you have bronchitis following sore throat and upper respiratory virus infections which are very common. Sometimes a pneumonia will follow after such infections. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes pneumonia is a simple viral process that self heals. It can also be an aggressive bacteria that invades the body starting with the lungs and can kill within days if not discovered and treated. Jim Henson, the puppet master that created the MUPPETS did not get treated for his pneumonia until it was too late, and died because of it. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Pneumonia: Need more information. If you are having fever, cough with sputum production, chest pain, shortness of breath, chills, etc., you may be getting pneumonia, but this needs careful evaluation by a clinician. If you suspect you may have pneumonia you should be seen by a doctor asap. ...Read more
Respiratory droplets: Pneumonia is spread from person to person via respiratory droplets released when a person coughs, sneezes, laughs, or talks. The bacteria can live in a person's throat without causing symptoms, so you can even get it from a person who doesn't look sick. Avoid the spread of germs by washing your hands regularly, covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, and being cautious around sick people. ...Read more
Signs of pneumonia: A persistent cough and fever over 102 fever commonly with shaking chills and sweating (although older people may have lower-than-normal body temperature), shortness of breath, chest pain that fluctuates with breathing (pleurisy), occasional headache, muscle pain, fatigue. ...Read more