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How can children get pneumonia?

How can children get pneumonia?

From others: Lung infections (pneumonia) are usually transmitted from one person to another by inhaling the organism that causes it. ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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Can healthy people get pneumonia?

Can healthy people get pneumonia?

Yes: Generally the healthier you are, the less likely you are to contract this and other infectious diseases. But subtle changes in your body resistance along with exposure can cause pneumonia to start. ...Read more

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Can you get pneumonia in the summer?

Can you get pneumonia in the summer?

Yes: Pneumonia is inflammation in the lung usually form infection it can occur throughout the year but is more common during winter months. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia and how do you get it usually?

What is pneumonia and how do you get it usually?

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 more

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Can you get pneumonia from laying around to much?

Can you get pneumonia from laying around to much?

No: You can get pneumonia from a virus or bacteria. You can also get pneumonia from acid reflux which means fluid from your stomach gets sucked into your lungs. ...Read more

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I'm 29 and I just got pneumonia. How bad can this get?

Yes it can get bad: But usually it doesn't. See a doctor and get an opinion as to whether you need antibiotics, especially if you're fever is worse, or you are short of breath, dizzy, etc. ...Read more

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How do you get pneumonia anyway? Is everyone susceptible?

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 more

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If you get pneumonia, will you get it again in the future?

If you get pneumonia, will you get it again in the future?

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

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Can I get pneumonia easier a third time if I've had it twice?

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

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Can you get pneumonia soon after recovering from the first bout?

Can you get pneumonia soon after recovering from the first bout?

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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Once you get pneumonia are you more likely to get it every year?

Once you get pneumonia are you more likely to get it every year?

Not: Necessarily - unless you have an underlying condition that makes you more susceptible. ...Read more

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Can you have pneumonia for awhile and not even get seriously sick?

Sometimes: Pneumonia can range in severity from mild to quite severe. Just depends on your overall health and the type of infection you have. Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Other disease processes like aspiration, COPD, asthma, interstitial pneumonitis have pneumonia like symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to still get better if you smoke while having pneumonia?

Yes.: One should quit smoking because of the many benefits associated. However continued smoking is not likely to change the outcome of a pneumonia. ...Read more

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I recently had pneumonia is it likely I'll get it in the morning again?

I recently had pneumonia is it likely I'll get it in the morning again?

??: I do not understand your question. Get it in the morning? You can always get pneumonia again, but I don't know what you mean about getting it in the morning, sorry. ...Read more

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What is considered the number one way I can help myself not get pneumonia again?

What is considered the number one way I can help myself not get pneumonia again?

Simple things: Most importantly, if you smoke...Stop. Aside from that, simple things like handwashing and trying to avoid sick family members if able are really about all you can do. If you are over 65 or have some chronic diseases like COPD or diabetes, you can get a pneumonia vaccination that won't keep you from getting pneumonia but can make it less severe if you do get it. ...Read more

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Can I get pneumonia from lying around for 48 hours. I also stand once in a while?

Aspiration pneumonia: When we are lying down (supine), it's possible to have small amounts of oral secretions (saliva) leak into the back of the throat, towards the lungs. This happens normally, although the body tries to prevent it with a cough reflex. If someone is drunk, intoxicated, or otherwise unable to 'defend' their airway in this manner, pneumonia could result. If you are worried about this, talk to a doctor. ...Read more

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Ever since I had pneumonia I have coughed like a 50 yr old smoker. How do I get better?

Ever since I had pneumonia I have coughed like a 50 yr old smoker. How do I get better?

Time, likely: Pneumonia symptoms can include a persistent cough even during recovery. The couh should go away after 6-8weeks. If it has not you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am positive I am going to get sick! Someone please help 10 points freaking out! Pneumonia, what to do?

Pneumonia: I am not exactly sure of the question, but if you think you might have pneumonia, please seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Previously healthy 35 yr old female. Had pneumonia for first time ever in March. Will I be prone to get it again now that I have had it?

Previously healthy 35 yr old female. Had pneumonia for first time ever in March. Will I be prone to get it again now that I have had it?

Possibly: Previously healthy patients that pick up pneumonia in the community are at a slightly higher risk to get recurrent pneumonia than those patients who have not had community-acquired pneumonia before ...Read more

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I've heard that once you get pneumonia you continue to get it constantly my brother had it last year and now this year is there something we can do?

Myth: Your statement is false. You can take pnemonia vaccine to prevent further infections. There are two types of pnemonia vaccines available in the market. Ask your doctor about them. Second, get annual flu vaccine. ...Read more

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How to get streptococcal pneumonia?

Strep pneumonia: It spreads person to person via respiratory droplets, so someone could be potentially infected if they are near a coughing/sneezing infected individual. They might not necessarily get pneumonia, particularly if they are otherwise healthy, it may just end up as sore throat. ...Read more

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How do u get pneumonia mrsa?

How do u get pneumonia mrsa?

UsuallyBenign But...: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs, non-res dom. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly commensal bacteria, but reality not c/w marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. Can be bad. ...Read more

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Why do I get bronchitis or pneumonia so often?

Why do I get bronchitis or pneumonia so often?

Trigger factors: Trigger factors come in types:
if you have an immune problem (iga), asthma, allergies or similar lung predisposition you will.
If you smoke/work around fumes/etc. You might.
If you hang around sick people you might.
If your diet & rest patterns are unhealthy you might.
If you work on what you can avoid/get vaccinated & follow a healthy lifestyle you give yourself the best chance of avoiding it. ...Read more

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Can I get pneumonia from a massuese beating on my back?

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Can I get pneumonia from a massuese beating on my back?

No: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs typically caused by bacteria. It is spread in a way not dissimilar to the flu - through the air - and is especially prevalent in winter months. So, it is unlikely the massuese would have given you pneumonia without having pneumonia him/herself. ...Read more

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What might cause my 9 month baby to get pneumonia twice in 6 months?

What might cause my 9 month baby to get pneumonia twice in 6 months?

Multiple reasons: A 9 month old with repeated pneumonia has a large differential diagnosis. She could be suffering from an immune deficiency, asthma, congenital abnormality, reflux to name a few. This child deserves an extensive work-up by someone experienced in pediatric lung disease problems. This could be an allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Do people ever get pneumonia from water accidently going down the wrong pipe?

Do people ever get pneumonia from water accidently going down the wrong pipe?

Sometimes: Often aspirated food or fluid causes inflammation in the lungs, but it only occasionally causes infections (pneumonia). If you have fevers, chills, sharp chest pain, or worsening cough then you may need further evaluation and perhaps antibiotics. ...Read more

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Should a healthy adult get a pneumonia (PV13) injection followed by a PPSV23 six-12 months later? Is it important?

Pneumonia vaccine: I'm not sure why a healthy 61 year old would require both vaccinations. The ppsv33 is a pneumococcal vaccination already so no need to get another one after the first one. ...Read more

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Spouse has been sick. Bad for over a week then found out it was pneumonia. Should I be concerned or get checked? How contagious?

Spouse has been sick. Bad for over a week then found out it was pneumonia. Should I be concerned or get checked? How contagious?

Get checked: It would be best to see a doctor and get the proper antibiotics and care. A simple chest X-ray would help direct care in the proper direction. ...Read more