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How to get streptococcal pneumonia?

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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Pneumonia (Definition)

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Can you get vaccinated for viral pneumonia?

Can you get vaccinated for viral pneumonia?

Just flu: For the most part the only virus that causes pneumonia in adulthood with a vaccine is the flu. However some childhood illnesses can be associated with pneumonia is those with damaged immune systems like for example chicken pox, so vaccinations against the usual childhood illnesses is a good idea. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over viral pneumonia?

How long does it take to get over viral pneumonia?

2 to 4 weeks: It can take up to 4 weeks to completely recover from viral pneumonias, mostly depending on the cause (type of virus) causing the infection. ...Read more

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My mom gets pneumonia, so am I likely to get it later?

My mom gets pneumonia, so am I likely to get it later?

Not really: Pneumonia is a common respiratory disorder with many potential causes (bacterial and viral with many variants) with no clear heritable risk. Obesity, age, immune function, smoking, vaccination status, dental hygiene, alcohol intake, etc are all modifiable risk factors that appear to cover most risk. Some risk factors (cystic fibrosis, ciliary disfunction) are heritable, but not subtle. ...Read more

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Can your body fight and get rid of pneumonia on its own?

Can your body fight and get rid of pneumonia on its own?

Maybe,maybe not: Since some are triggered by viruses, it is certainly possible.However, the creator of the "Muppets" died rather suddenly of a treatable pneumococcal pneumonia that he ignored in its earliest stages. Makes one consider the possibilities. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get pneumonia off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get pneumonia off and on?

Enough antibodies?: If you are an adult, it's usually a combination of genetics and environmental factors. Sometimes, the body has a problem producing antibodies (ab) that protect you from pneumonias. Your doctor can determine levels of ab classes. Also, specialists like infectious diseases doctors, can perform a vaccine challenge test to diagnose more complex problems like common variable immunodeficiency(cvid). ...Read more

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I have had pneumonia for 9 months now. What else can I do to get rid of it?

I have had pneumonia for 9 months now. What else can I do to get rid of it?

Doubt pneumonia.: Pneumonia generally doesn't last any time close to the twenty months you've described. I'd be concerned that something else is going on. You need an intensive evaluation to uncover the true cause of your illness. ...Read more

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Can me or my children get catch pneumonia (bacterial) from our cat who has it?

Can me or my children get catch pneumonia (bacterial) from our cat who has it?

Mgt: It is possible depending on the type of bacterial cause. Routes from animals to humans include inhalation of aerosolized droplets and saliva. A virtual in box consult is available to further review if there are respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm scared that i might get pneumonia. I heard Prilosec increases your chances?

I'm scared that i might get pneumonia. I heard Prilosec increases your chances?

Don't be scared: Young people like yourself are less likely to have a pneumonia unless your immune system is significantly compromised. So, if you are just like normal people- you don't need to be scared about pneumonia. The result from the netherland's study has to be treated carefully. The result is linked to the inability to kill organism due to the lack of stomach acid. However, the risk is very small. ...Read more