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What is bilateral pneumonia?Its very bad for may 1 year and 8months baby?

What is bilateral pneumonia?Its very bad for may 1    year and 8months baby?

Yes: Please, please follow your doc's treastment recommendations and go to hospital if any signs the child is struggling. Look for blueness around mouth or hands, extreme fatigue, altered breathing pattern, change in behavior or responsiveness as signs to go back to hospital. ...Read more

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


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How long will it take my 11months old baby to recover from pneumonia?

How long will it take my 11months old baby to recover from pneumonia?

Depends on the cause: Depends on the cause but most pneumonias in this age group are treated with antibiotics and babies recover in 10 to 14 days with treatment. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a baby has pneumonia or just a cough?

How can you tell if a baby has pneumonia or just a cough?

See doctor: Physical exam and possibly chest x-ray may be necessary, but this will depend upon the clinical history and findings by your doctor. ...Read more

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Baby scimitar syndrome pneumonia. Is this a real condition?

Baby scimitar syndrome pneumonia. Is this a real condition?

Very much so: Scimitar syndrome is a disease that affects the heart and the lung. There are different types some with need for surgery to remove the affected portion of the lung or a catheter procedure to occlude the vessel abnormally supplying the affected lung portion. The extent of anomalous pulmonary venous drainage will dictate whether cardiac surgery is needed. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What will happen to my baby if i just let her sweat dry on her skin especially at her back? Can it cause pneumonia?

What will happen to my baby if i just let her sweat dry on her skin especially at her back? Can it cause pneumonia?

No: Sweating is a natural adaptive response to regulate body temperature. We sweat every day of our lives whether we realize it or not, and we don't get pneumonia from sweating, ever. ...Read more

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What is done for a baby that was born with pneumonia?

What is done for  a baby that was born with pneumonia?

Supportive Rx/Abx: Neonatal pneumonia overlaps in its symptom presentation with group b strep (which can present as pneumonia), aspiration & respiratory distress syndrome.Initially, samples of blood are taken for tests & treatment is started with antibiotics & as much oxygen & fluid support as is needed.Feedings may be with held initially but will be advanced when possible or given iv. ...Read more

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What might cause my 9 month baby to get pneumonia twice in 6 months?

What might cause my 9 month baby to get pneumonia twice in 6 months?

Multiple reasons: A 9 month old with repeated pneumonia has a large differential diagnosis. She could be suffering from an immune deficiency, asthma, congenital abnormality, reflux to name a few. This child deserves an extensive work-up by someone experienced in pediatric lung disease problems. This could be an allergist or pulmonologist. ...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 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 you tell me about a baby that was born with pneumonia?

Can you tell me about a baby that was born with pneumonia?

Depends on which one: There are several common pneumonias that babies can be born with. Also how big was the baby? If the infant was on a ventilator for several days, then there might be some short term wheezing that can go along with the healing process. ...Read more

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How would I know if my baby has pneumonia instead of a regular cough?

How would I know if my baby has pneumonia instead of a regular cough?

Doctor evaluation: If the baby appears very ill or is not getting better the only way to know for sure is to have a health professional exam the baby. Based on details of the babies symptoms, findings on physical exam and maybe lab tests ( chest x rays, blood tests) if needed they can answer this question. ...Read more

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