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Can Pneumonia Cause Asthma
?: pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung itself, while asthma is an inflammation of the airways, both are interconnected, but pneumonia has its causes, mainly infection, with either viruses or bacteria, and other micro-organisms, usually doesn't lead to asthma, but can flare it up if already present, hope that answers your question ...Read more
Can you tell me if you have severe asthma could that make you more susceptible to pneumonia or anything?
Yes: There is evidence that asthmatics, particularly those who are not well controlled, may have an increased risk of pneumonia. If you suspect that you have pneumonia, because of fever or worsening of your asthma, please see your physician. A chest radiograph and lung function testing may be indicated. ...Read more
Broad Coverage: There are published guidelines. Most recommend a 3rd generation cephalosporin with a macrolide or a flouroquinolone if there is an allergy. This covers the usual bacteria that cause respiratory infections, because in most cases the exact bacteria will not be identified. This and other diseases, medications and other factors are used by the physician to tailor the treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 40 years old, have mild asthma and have had pneumonia 5 times. Once in 2006, twice in 2011 and twice in 2012. Why is this happening?
Diagnosed w/pneumonia, h/o asthma, out of work 1 week, am RN in OR, feeling better, still coughing & weak, should I stay out of work longer?
I am adult with asthma. I get bronchitis 3+ times a year, which has morphed into pneumonia multiple times. What is the best way to treat this?
Depends: Most bacterial pneumonia arises from common germs already in the respiratory tract & are not easily transferred. Some viral pneumonias are less selective & could pass as easily as a cold. Proximity of exposure along with duration in minutes/hours etc all contribute to ease of pasage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why has my breathing gotten very difficult? Could it be a sign of pneumonia? It's not my asthma because my inhalers were unhelpful.
Maybe: A person with asthma can worsen for many reasons, a lung infection like pneumonia is one. Severe asthma attacks may be less responsive to inhalers, this does not mean that asthma is not responsible, just that the airway inflammation is bad enough that it needs additional therapy plus the inhalers. Someone with this problem needs to seek medical attention, and if severe symptoms should go to the er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has a constant cough. Every time I take him to the dr they say his asthma is acting up or he has pneumonia. What can be causing it?
Constant cough: If he astma as your doctor suggest he shouldbe tested by sn allergist to determine what alergens heis allergic to. Onethat is determined do environmental control to seeif you. Canremovesomeof the responsible allergens. Beyond thatheneedscontrol meicaytion and the posibility of allergy shots cancome into quetion. ...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 son has had pneumonia befor and I belive he has asthma he was the same symptoms of reacurring pneumonia what do I do do I take h to the hospital?
I am 19, healthy, and active. I have had pneumonia 4 times in the past year. I do not have asthma. I have a family history of autoimmune. What's wrong?
If u truly had it: 4 times in the past year, documented pneumonia clinically and by x-ray, you ought to see an allergist/immunologist to investigate your immune system. Most of the time the label "pneumonia" is given to bronchitis or other chest condition, not pneumonia, even asthma. At any rate an allergist/immunologist would decipher your case, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Yes: Rsv infection commonly causes increased wheezing with common colds for 6-18 months. Severe RSV infection can also increase the risk of developing asthma. A family history of asthma, allergies, eczema, and summertime wheezing all are associated with greater risk of asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal: It is not normal for a child with asthma to get pneumonia each year. It is important to make sure his/her asthma is under good control. If he/she is being legitimately diagnosed with pneumonia every year (with chest x-ray), he may also need an immunologic evaluation to make sure his immune system functions properly. ...Read more
Goblet cells: Goblet cells in the airways produce the mucous. ...Read more
A family member has allergy induced pneumonia, is that contagious? I heard it was not. I have asthma and I am concerned.
Molds?: Do you mean hypersensitivity pneumonitis which can be caused by an immune reaction to molds or an occupational exposure? Allergy otherwise does not cause pneumonia. If the pneumonia is not caused by a virus or bacteria, it is not transmitted to another person. But if you are also exposed to the same environment, your risk of developing pneumonitis is somewhat higher ...Read more