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Can You Get Pneumonia Twice
Infection of lungs: Pneumonia is infection in the lung(s) caused by many types of bacteria or viruses. These infections are acquired from our immediate surroundings - by inhaling tiny droplets that carry these bugs into our lungs where they start to multiply & cause infection. Some viruses are also spread via objects that we handle. Handwashing, avoiding contact with people with colds are best preventive strategies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Some pathogens such as tuberculosis are dangerous to everyone. Other causes of pneumonia only infect people with very weak immune systems. On a daily basis, various pathogens are inhaled or aspirated many times. However, a healthy immune system (is) provides barriers & cell defense systems which prevent pneumonia. If there is a temporary weakness in ones is then pneumonia may develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: But not necessarily likely, unless the lungs and the tubes leading to the lungs have been damaged by the prior infection, leaving them more susceptible to repeat attacks. ...Read more
Not necessarily: However, there are medical conditions that can increase your chance of developing pneumonia, so recurrent pneumonia should be evaluated. If the pneumonia always occurs in the same part of the lung, it may be due to an anatomical lesion, which requires further investigation. ...Read more
Sure, if unlucky: There is no law saying one cannot get pneumonia after recovering from pneumonia. Actually, a unlucky, sickly person can get a second case of pneumonia even before recovering from the first case. So, the best things to do are to stay healthy and strong, eat healthy foods, exercise, get vaccinated, avoid sick people; and if quite vulnerable, wear a face mask and wash hands after touching things. ...Read more
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