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Can pneumonia cause permanent asthma?

Can pneumonia cause permanent 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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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 ...Read more


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Other than asthma and "chronic lung disease", what can cause chronic pneumonia?

Other than asthma and "chronic lung disease", what can cause chronic pneumonia?

Fungi and Bacteria: Both fungi and certain bacteria have been associated with chronic pneumonia. Most of the time your doctor will consider doing a bronchosopy (camera procedure in lungs) to determine the etiology of the pneumonia. ...Read more

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What is done for asthma and pneumonia?

What is done for asthma and pneumonia?

Two different things: Asthma is a chronic condition with acute attacks.Pneumonia is an acute, infectious condition that is not chronic. Treatments are also different with antibiotics for pneumonia and bronchodilators for asthma. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have severe asthma could that make you more susceptible to pneumonia or anything?

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

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Pneumonia, diabetes, complicated by asthma. What kind of IV are given?

Pneumonia, diabetes, complicated by asthma. What kind of IV are given?

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 more

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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?

Pneumonia: You must get your immune system evaluated. This should not happen just because of the asthma. Something else is going on. Ask to see an immunologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes, better: Stay few days more resting, it takes more for the lungs to fully recover from pneumonia, depending on the site and severity, keep taking your asthma controller medicines as usual, and all the prescribed meds, best wishes ...Read more

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I have moderate to severe asthma and was exposed to pneumonia. How contagious is pneumonia?

I have moderate to severe asthma and was exposed to pneumonia. How contagious is pneumonia?

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 more

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Why has my breathing gotten very difficult? Could it be a sign of pneumonia? It's not my asthma because my inhalers were unhelpful.

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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If a baby has had RSV pneumonia, can they develop asthma when older?

If a baby has had RSV pneumonia, can they develop asthma when older?

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 more

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Is it normal for a 6 yr old child with asthma to get pneumonia every year?

Is it normal for a 6 yr old child with asthma to get pneumonia every year?

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

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A family member has allergy induced pneumonia, is that contagious? I heard it was not. I have asthma and I am concerned.

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

Dr. Michael DePietro
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