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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
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
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
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?
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
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