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Can You Get Pneumonia With No Tonsils
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is rar: But I think every thing is possible ...Read more
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
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