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Are Ice Cubes Bad For Me I Eat Them Everyday Do They Cause Pneumonia
Is it true that if we take bath late at night, is not good to our body and can cause pneumonia. Or if it is not, what is the bad effect if any?
Myths: You are describing a myth that has absolutely no truth to it. ...Read more
Cooling mechanism: Sweating is a means for the body to cool itself down during/after exercising/intense physical activity by allowing evaporation which lowers the skin temperature & helps the body regulate its temperature. It is okay to dry yourself if you are dripping with sweat, but not doing so does not harm you in any way. There is still enough moisture on your skin for cooling to continue via evaporation. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with pneumonia... I was given a humidifier and Vicks for the water. Is this bad though cause it might suppress my cough?
Can pleurisy last for months after the pneumonia that caused it is gone? . Can't take nsaids to help it. Due to gut problem. Was told nsaids are bad
Pleuritic pain: You should not have this persistently after recovery from pneumonia. Something is wrong and you need to be seen by pulmonary expert or a thoracic surgeon and have this carefully evaluated. Could be persistent infection (have you been exposed to TB or fungal infection?), tumor, etc. Something is not right. Good luck. ...Read more
My air sacks in my left airways avioli are closing left lung. Copd, rt. Side. Not as bad Pneumonia, freq. Has increased. Time eat left.
???: I have no idea you what you are asking. If you have COPD and pneumonia I hope on antibiotics and on and inhaler to open your airways. In addition, you should have compression and drainage treatments to help get rid of that mucus in your airways. Pulmonary physical therapy would also be helpful. I hope you don't smoke, if you do, please stop during this time. Drink lots of water and take Mucinex (guaifenesin) to break up mucus so you can get rid of it easier. You also need adequate rest. ...Read more
Can pneumonia/fluid in lungs cause swollen chest lymphnodes? Chest X-ray shows swollen nodes-chest only. Bad pneumonia-inpatient hospital IV meds.
Temp 96.5 slight dry cough got GERD hard to eat how do I know if it's pneumonia keep thinking I inhaled food I have really bad anxiety but throat dry?
My 22 month old has pnuemonia my daughter woke up on thurs. Morning coughing bad took her to hospital and found out she had begining of pnuemonia. They gave her an antibiotic shot and a prescription and sent us home. I am worried cause she is only keeping
The: The purpose of the Prednisolone for her pneumonia is to decrease the inflammation in her lungs to make it easier for her to breathe while the antibiotic kills the bacteria causing the infection. If she is unable to take this medication and appears to be in respiratory distress, you should return to the er. Otherwise, call her doctor for a follow-up visit as soon as possible. They will be able to evaluate her and decide whether she really needs the Prednisolone or if there is another medication that may be useful such as albuterol treatments or injectable steroid. Good luck! ...Read more
Lots of things: Lots of things can cause pneumonia, which is an infection of the lung. Bacteria, viruses & fungi can all cause pneumonia. However, so can aspiration which occurs when choking on something, typically stomach contents. Appropriate vaccines are very useful in decreasing certain, but not all, pneumonias. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Viral pneumonias probably most common in this age group, but atypical pneumonias (mycoplasma, chlamydia, legionella) can also occur. Bacterial pneumonias are less common in this age group, but do occur. ...Read more
Infection: Pneumonia is a result of an infection of the lung tissue. This can be cause by bacteria, viruses, or even some fungii. Pneumonia symptoms usually include fevers, chills, cough, shortness of breath, and occasionally chest pain. If you have a disease or take any medication that suppresses your immune system, more exotic bacteria and fungii can cause the infection. ...Read more
Sometimes: If air trapping predated pneumonia (asthma or COPD) patient may have underlying condition that could lead to superimposed pneumonia. Pneumonia may exist with area of compensatory hyperaeration which is not air trapping, . Viral pneumonia certainly can be associated with air trapping. Common bacterial pneumonias usually are not air trapping. ...Read more