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Can Pneumonia Kill You
Sometimes: Most cases of viral pneumonia are relatively mild and resolve spontaneously. There are exceptions. Influenza pneumonia can cause a severe life threatening pneumonia even in otherwise healthy people. In patients whose immune system is compromised a more severe viral pneumonia can occur. This might be seen in those with hiv, after and organ transplant or after cancer chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If there is redness and it feels warm to the touch compared to the other arm see your doctor. Infection should be ruled out. ...Read more
Ook nyquil 15 hrs ago for fever and cough. if, hypothetically I developed pneumonia. Pls tell me nyquil won't kill me 15 hr later. P'S I'ma get check
Will my ca MRSA kill me?Only symptoms I have are boils. I'm scared to get pneumonia or get in my blood. How will i know if it does? (only 20yrs old)
Probably not...: Most patients with community-acquired MRSA have the skin symptoms that you describe. With treatment, the infection is not likely to become a systemic infection so pneumonia and certainly death are not likely to occur. If the infection were to become systemic, you would experience fever, chills, etc. If you do develop these symptoms, see your doctor or go to the er, but this is unlikely w/ therapy. ...Read more
I'm so confused! some dr's say do & some say don't get the flu shot...I literally have noooo idea what to do! does the flu kill or is it pneumonia?
Every year I have my 96 yr-old mother vaccinated against influenza. However, it is always possible that she could contract influenza before then. Can influenza be sufficient to kill an elderly person by itself or is it only if it leads to pneumonia?
Just getting over walking pneumonia but today i woke up with a bad sore throat its killing me a stuffy nose hurts to swallow could i b get sick again?
Possibly: You didn't mention whether you have fever or chills along with this. However your clinical history & medications warrants you calling your doctor first and letting her or him know that you're feeling sick with a sore throat. They can instruct you what to do. In the meantime, use warm, saline gargles, hydrate and rest. That is comforting and easy to do from home. Keep your neck warm and covered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am suffering from pnimonia . And I am feeling a smell more at night and morning . What is that smell . How can I feel relax . This smell is killing.
Infection: I am sorry you are suffering from pneumonia. The smell is probably from the infection/pus. Pus is a collection of dead bacteria and dead white blood cells. An infection caused by anaerobic bacteria can be very smelly. Go to a doctor and get appropriate antibiotics for the pneumonia. Try to relax. Once you get the proper treatment the smell should resolve. ...Read more
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
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
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