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Can Croup Turn Into Pneumonia
Not exactly: Croup describes a clinical syndrome that involves infection ( usually viral) of the upper airway and maybe the air tubes ( bronchitis) so it can not "cause pneumonia" however some of the viruses that can cause croup like symptoms can also infect the lower resp tract and cause pneumonia or infection of the air spaces in the lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sveral: Croup is an infectious (usually viral) narrowing of the upper airway. Usually sounds like a dog barking. Pneumonia is an infection of the actual lung tissue. Usually presents with fever, persistant cough, chest pain; rapid, short breaths; vomiting- especially as a result of vomiting can also occur. ...Read more
My daughter, 32, has pneumonia and is being treated. Can she infect us, worried she could give it to her 4 year old son who has croup.
Depends: Many are a secondary infection that arises after a cold and involve invasion by common respiratory germs we all carry in our nose/airway.Pneumococcal pneumonia, which is common, is not that contageous.Mycoplasma or viral pneumonia could be with close contact.Her 4 yo may have given her the croup germ that started the process. ...Read more
My niece is 21months & has croup about every 8weeks, has had pneumonia & bronchitis do you think she will be more likely to have asthma or alls?
It's possible.: She could have underlying allergies or asthma; her parents should discuss her illness history with her doctor. Sometimes seeing a pediatric pulmonologist or allergist may help sort out the problem and create a management plan so she won't have respiratory problems as frequently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 10 year old son was diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday, he has taken his antibiotic for 3 days. He woke up this a.m. with the croup. Related?
My 8 yr old child has been ill since 10/2010. diangosis mono, strep, flu, sinus, croup, pneumonia. Need a specialist, don't know what kind. Help! ?
Depends on pattern: If your child has been healthy up till oct. 2010, but you've had trouble since, it seems like a new onset health problem. Were these DX from a continuing source of health care or multiple urgent care centers.(lables are cheep/ ot always accurate) i would wonder about mild asthma as a unifying DX for the majority of those listed. Start with ur dr and go from there. He/she will know whats available. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Son prescribed orapred for croup. Would he still get a fever if he developed pneumonia or sinus infection or do the steroids suppress fever?
Is it ok for my 6 year old to take emergen c. He has pneumonia and start of croop. So was wanting to see if this helped get better faster.
Pneumonia: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs causes by bacteria or virus. Bacterial pneumonia is more common in community and needs antibiotics . The prognosis depends on various factors like, immunity, age, severity of pneumonia, associated medical conditions like other lung disease, smoking, diabetes etc. the patient will need to see a doctor for exam , investigation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No such medical cond: Your doctor maay be trying to simplify for you to understand that you might develop pneumonia, which can happen if you have bronchitis following sore throat and upper respiratory virus infections which are very common. Sometimes a pneumonia will follow after such infections. ...Read more
Understand It: A classic sound described as a seal bark or dog bark. Usually worse at nite and 1st thing in the morning.It can be confirmed by your pediatrician. Learn to ignore the sound, but judge the severity by the discomfort of the child.Mild discomfort may respond to steaming the bathroom or a walk outside, more severe breathing trouble needs seen asap in the local er.The root infection is a cold virus. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Pneumonia can be: Diagnosed on many occasions simply via a thorough history, and physical examination. You can hear rales on examination of the lungs. On laboratory examinations the white count is often elevated. If there is a question the doctor may also order a chest xray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: There are different types of bacteria that cause bacterial pneumonia in the community. Infections acquired in the hospital can be caused by different bugs. Viral pneumonia would not respond to any antibiotics. On rare occasions pneumonia could be cause by a fungus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pneumonia: Need more information. If you are having fever, cough with sputum production, chest pain, shortness of breath, chills, etc., you may be getting pneumonia, but this needs careful evaluation by a clinician. If you suspect you may have pneumonia you should be seen by a doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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