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What effects could pneumonia have on gas exchange?

What effects could pneumonia have on gas exchange?

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

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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Can you please describe the effects and treatment for asphyxiation pneumonia?

Can you please describe the effects and treatment for asphyxiation pneumonia?

"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

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Hi just looking for an opinion about micro plasma pneumonia. Apparently the cause of my cold urticaria and weird neuropathy. Bizarre side effects!

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

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What are the side effects fo the flu and pneumonia vaccinations?

What are the side effects fo the flu and pneumonia vaccinations?

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

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Are there any side effects from the pneumonia shot? Is it similar to getting the flu shot?

Different vaccine: 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

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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

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

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Is one of the side effects of pneumonia shot a sore arm for months?

Is one of the side effects of pneumonia shot a sore arm for months?

No: This needs to be seen and evaluated by a doctor. Something is very wrong and needs correction. ...Read more

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I am 32 weeks pregnant and have pneumonia and asthma. What are the possible bad effects to my baby?

I am 32 weeks pregnant and have pneumonia and asthma.  What are the possible bad effects to my baby?

Probably little: If you get adequate treatment for your self the baby will likely be fine. Medicines used to treat both the infection and the asthma do not typically bother the baby, and if your symptoms are treated the baby should be ok. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has been diagnosed with pneumonia. Could this have long term effects on her health? Brain damage etc?

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

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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. ?

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

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Do I have pneumonia?

Do I have pneumonia?

Maybe: What symtoms do you have? You really should see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How to cure pneumonia?

How to cure pneumonia?

Pneumonia: 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

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What is pre-pneumonia?

What is pre-pneumonia?

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

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Can pneumonia be cured?

Can pneumonia be cured?

Pneumonia : Antibiotics will fix bacterial pneumonia. Viral pneumonia fixes itself. Fungal will need anti fungal treatment ...Read more

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How is pneumonia diagnosed?

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

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Can you die from pneumonia?

Can you die from pneumonia?

Possible: Pneumonia can be a life-threatening problem especially if left untreated. You should see a doctor if you are having symptoms of pneumonia. ...Read more

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How dangerous is pneumonia?

How dangerous is pneumonia?

PNA treatable.: In a young person, like yourself it's usually treatable without much danger. In an older person with significant medical issue, however, could be fatal. Pneumonia needs to be taken seriously and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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