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Doctor insights on: Baby Pneumonia Symptoms

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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


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Is infant pneumonia contagious?

Is infant pneumonia contagious?

Pneumonia...: Is an infection in the lungs. Common causes include viruses and bacteria, which can be contagious. How contagious it is, and how it's treated, depends on the germ that's causing the pneumonia. Another cause might be something called "aspiration, " where some substance like milk or stomach contents gets sucked into the lungs. This is not contagious. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pneumonia to the babies, how to prevent this, and what are the medications to treat pneumonia for babies?

What are the causes of pneumonia to the babies, how to prevent this, and what are the medications to treat pneumonia for babies?

Usually Viral: If you have a normal child birth - full term with no complications and all vaccines - then cough and runny nose symptoms are most likely associated with a virus and you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and nose suction. If the baby is less than 1 month old and has a fever, you need to go to an emergency department. ...Read more

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Can adults get RSV from an infected infant or would they just get pneumonia?

Can adults get RSV from an infected infant or would they just get pneumonia?

See below: Most likely an adult who had not already had that strain of RSV (which is less likely), would have cold symptoms or flu like symptoms. Most often, only infants and small children have respiratory difficulty but pneumonias are not impossible - but that would be secondary to the other symptoms. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a child to die of pneumonia nowadays in the u.S.?

How likely is it for a child to die of pneumonia nowadays in the u.S.?

Rare: The overall rate of death is very low and significantly less than 10/100, 000, or 1 /10, 000. Most of these would be in children who also had some chronic illness such as cystic fibrosis, cancer, etc. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pneumonia?

What are symptoms of pneumonia?

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

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Symptoms of pneumonia are what?

Symptoms of pneumonia are what?

Pneumonia: Fever, cough, production of sputum, chest pain, shortness of breath, chills, and a variety of minor issues. The confirmation, however, is the presence of changes in lung tissue by x-ray. ...Read more

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What are the sysptoms for pneumonia?

What are the sysptoms for pneumonia?

Here's some: Cough, fever, sputum, shortness of breath, elevated heart rate, and chest pain. Symptoms often aren't as obvious in the young or elderly. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of pneumonia?

What are early symptoms of pneumonia?

Pneumonia.: Symptoms include cough, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, chills and sweats. Can develop quickly or can take some time, depending on the bacterium/virus involved. Signs include a measured fever and typical findings on a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of pneumonia last for months?

Can symptoms of pneumonia last for months?

Yes, some: Some lung infections may take weeks to months to heal. Recovery can vary widely depending on someones age, degree & type of infection and other medical issues. In general each week your symptoms should be better than the last. Intense symptoms including fever & trouble breathing should not be prolonged and indicate need for immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of pneumonia last?

How long do the symptoms of pneumonia last?

Depends upon degree : Pneumonias can vary from minor to severe. Minor infections might be cleared up in a week while severe pneumonias may require months for recovery. If there is a lot of lung destruction there may not be full recovery. ...Read more

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What are the clinical symptoms of pneumonia?

What are the clinical symptoms of pneumonia?

Typically when you: Have penumonia you can have a constellation of symptoms including fevers, cough, phlegm, shortness of breath, wheezing, chils, malaise. Depending on your age, medical history, other medications you are on, the above can change. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of pneumonia?

What are the signs or symptoms of pneumonia?

Pneumonia.: Symptoms include cough, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, chills and sweats. Can develop quickly or can take some time, depending on the bacterium/virus involved. Signs include a measured fever and typical findings on a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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Should child with pneumonia go to preschool?

Should child with pneumonia go to preschool?

Pneumonia: Probably not. If the child really has pneumonia and is a pre-kindergartner they belong at home with their parents until they have recovered, but obviously advice in this regard is at the discretion of the pediatrician seeing the child. Would frankly be surprised if many pediatricians were recommending attendance at preschool for a child with pneumonia. ...Read more

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How can you know if your child has pneumonia?

How can you know if your child has pneumonia?

Doctor diagnoses: Pneumonia in it's simplest definition is an infection of the lungs.It can be bacterial or viral.Symptoms tend to always include cough and fever along with breathing changes. Symptoms like fatigue and difficulty breathing can appear without warning, and can be severe.Certain symptoms, like cough and fatigue, may last for weeks, or longer.Your doctor will spot check Oxygen levels and listen to lungs ...Read more

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How common is it for a child to die of pneumonia?

Not common: It is not common at all in previously healthy children, but it does happen. ...Read more

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What are some classic signs, symptoms of pneumonia?

Classics: Classic pneumonia signs include fever, productive cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and pain when you take a deep breath. ...Read more

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For what length of time do pneumonia symptoms last?

May take a while: Some bacteria can create symptoms that create a chronic cough for 6-8 weeks but most patient have resolution of the intial symptom n 2 weeks. The fatigue can take 1-2 months to resolve. ...Read more