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Dr. Jason Wilson
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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 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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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

The most common definition is an infection involving the lung. Several noninfectious disorders can cause inflammation of the lung which is ...Read more


Dr. Bryan Levey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

Yes: Rsv actually doesn't invade the blood during infections and never triggers the quality of immune response you would get if it did. Children and adults will commonly acquire RSV every other year on average throughout life with symptoms of decreasing intensity as they age. Pneumonia from RSV is an exception and generally hits small infants, asthmatics or adults with many health problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
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My 3 babies have pulmonary hyperaeration (8yrs old), interstitial pneumonitis (7 y/o) and primary TB infection(5y/o.What best meds can I have for them?

My 3 babies have pulmonary hyperaeration (8yrs old), interstitial pneumonitis (7 y/o) and primary TB infection(5y/o.What best meds can I have for them?

Possible conditions: If there are chest radiographs/CT scans, perhaps you could upload them. I have a consult service at : healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Keycode: NCYHPZ. Each of these conditions may have a different underlying cause. Hyperinflation may be related to asthma/ bronchial obstruction. Interstitial pneumonitis is commonly associated with viral illnesses, but there are other causes. TB test all household members. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Tal Dagan
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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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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Does pneumonia usually cause many symptoms?

Does pneumonia usually cause many symptoms?

Typically: Most people with pneumonia have symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, fevers and chills. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What is secondary pneumonia and what are the symptoms?

What is secondary pneumonia and what are the symptoms?

Secondary pneumonia: Results after a previous illness. Because of lowered resistance pneumonia can result. Symptoms can be couh, fever and chest pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Warlick
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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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Dr. Arabinda Behura
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