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Alternative Treatments For Bronchial Pneumonia
Sometimes: Sometimes. If lethargic, respiratory distress, not able to keep oral intake, . ...Read more
Many Things: A number of possibilities.A weakened immune system.Possibly the baby has asthma, not welled controlled.An underlying condition, such as cystic fibrosis or Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency.An anatomical defect of the lung.Not ever healing from the original infection is possible.You need to ask your doctor. ...Read more
No: Pneumonia denotes infection in the lung parenchyma (lung tissue). Bronchits denotes infllamation in the bronchilal airway. Pneumonia is a more serious condition. Bronchitis is usally viral, may last 2 week, cough is common. However, our job is to rule out other causes of cough and determine the proper treatment. ...Read more
What is the difference between bronchopneumonia and hypostatic pneumonia. Are the treatments exactly identical?
Bronchopneumonia: This term typically applies to pneumonia which involves multiple areas of the lung rather than being confined to one lobe or otherwise localized. It may also suggest the means by which the pneumonia occurred, implying that it was preceded by bronchial infection or extension through the bronchi. ...Read more
My 3 month old son was in contact with someone who has bronchial pneumonia, what are the chances he has been infected?
Not likely : Unless your child immune system is compromised, i would not really worry ! maternal immune complexes handed down to the baby renders major disease fighting abilities ! universal precautions and hand washing go a long way! thank god for vaccines , these injections help ward off those pesky life threatening infections! regards! ...Read more
It is common!: It is common for patients with bronchopneumonia to spit up mucus; it is actually healthy to do that. When you have some bacterial infection of the lungs and airway as it happens with pneumonia, the immune system fights them by creating mucus which can washout the bacteria. It is helpful to cough these secretions up. ...Read more
Is bronchial pneumonia contagious? My oldest son has had it for 5 days. Started abx yesterday. Will my other kids get it? Incubation period?
See below: 2 types of bronchial pneumonia: bacterial (you started your son on an antibiotic) and viral (no antibiotics and runs it course over time). Most will say it is no longer contagious when fever goes away. I will say good hand hygiene and not sharing saliva will decrease chances of transmission. Incubation period varies: 1-3 days-even as long as 7-10 days (depends on age and health/immune system). ...Read more
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