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Chemical Pneumonitis Signs
Colored phlegm,fever: A cough productive of colored (yellow/green or other colors) phlegm. Elderly patients often do not have fever. Other signs to look for are rapid heart rate, chest pain. Prompt treatment of pneumonia with antibiotics and diagnosis with chest exam/chest xray is important. Additional risk factors such as underlying disease of smoking/hypertension/diabetes make someone more prone to infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pneumonia: Pneumonia is a viral or bacteria infection in the air sacs in the lungs called alveoli. In adults this can be at the base of the lobes in the lungs. Symptoms include cough fever and sometime rib pain called pleuritic pain. When listening with a stethoscope you would hear a crackle sound at the base of the lungs called rales. Chest xray would show patchiness or infiltrates. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take chemical pneumonia take to go away by itself? If it was from an acute exposure
Weeks: Chemcal pneumonia ( or pneumonitis) causes irritation to the cells in the lung..generally not an actual pneumonia like that caused by bacteria. Aspiration (from out stomachs) is most common. It can take days to weeks to resolve. Remember that the cells lining the lung have been damaged and are trying to heal. ...Read more
Bronchitis is viral: Bacterial bronchitis really nonexistent in kids. Bronchitis is just a way of saying chest cold. Same virus that causes a cold, but it involves upper airway between lungs & vocal cords. Treated the same way: rest & patience. Pneumonia is also usually viral in kids, but can also be bacterial. Warning signs: prolonged high fever, labored breathing, marked inactivity. Type of cough is unimportant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excessive lying on b: Hypostatic pnumonia occurs in old and weak patients due to excessive lying in bed.It is the result of collection of fluid in the dorsal area of the lungs symptoms are 1discomfort or tightness in chest 2shallow breathibg 3cough 4spitting up mucus, sometimes with a little blood 5fever 6cyanosis(blue tinge in skin and mucous membranes) if not recognized and treated can end in respiratory failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspiration pneumonia: Most forms of pneumonia are caused by aspiration of microorganisms from above. The term you are using usually refers to the aspiration of periodontal flora causing an aerobic/anaerobic polymicrobial necrotizing pneumonia. These are generally slowly progressive, causing fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, malodorous sputum and breath, nasty taste in mouth, etc. Very very rare in toddlers. ...Read more
What are the signs of pneumonia? Had cold a month and a half. Currently taking chemotherapy, can't always take the prescribed meds, makes me drowsy
Sx: Bronchits, pneumonia have similar symptoms. Cough, fever, wheezing. And other sx. You dont have to have all symptoms this is something we need to see you, exam you, do proper testing if indicated and treat accordingle. Reading on the internet is good, but medical consultation is essential. ...Read more
Signs of pneumonia? I had a acute bronchitis and after a month I still cough. I only cough in the morning & night other than that I feel fine...
Persistent cough: Persistent cough can be from a number of conditons, including post-nasal drip, allergies, infection, and acid reflux. If you notice the cough more when you are lying flat (night and morning), you may have acid reflux. I would consider this as a potential for your persistent cough. Viral cough can weeks, even if infection is clear so you may need to just give it more time. Discuss with your PCP ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has got damp in his room and he's got a chesty cough and it stinks like some sort of chemical what does that mean ? And does pneumonia smell
2yrs ago, I had pleurusy post pneumonia. The pain was very severe. Over the last month, I have had the same stabbing pains, but not as severe, nor have I been ill. Could it be pleurisy? What warning signs should I look for to say I need medical help?
Gastroparesis &Pneum: Gastroparesis is delayed emptying of food from stomach into intestines, which increases the chances of food coming up the esophagus as reflux. This can lead to its aspiration into the airways, causing symptoms such as cough, congestion, throat pain, frequent pneumonias etc. Gastroparesis can lead to sensation of full stomach, heaviness, bloating etc. ...Read more
Have history of aspiration pneumonia. My face sweats profusely when I wake up, is this a sign I'm getting sick again?
Why has my breathing gotten very difficult? Could it be a sign of pneumonia? It's not my asthma because my inhalers were unhelpful.
Maybe: A person with asthma can worsen for many reasons, a lung infection like pneumonia is one. Severe asthma attacks may be less responsive to inhalers, this does not mean that asthma is not responsible, just that the airway inflammation is bad enough that it needs additional therapy plus the inhalers. Someone with this problem needs to seek medical attention, and if severe symptoms should go to the er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have broncitis. When i lay in my back my chest has a horrible rattle & i cough so bad i can't catch my breath. Is this a sign of pneumonia ?
My 3 year old just got over pneumonia a month ago and is now showing all tge sane signs and symptoms his pulse ox has ranged tonight from 88% to 94% should I be concerned?
I have been showing signs of pneumonia lately and also felt a small bum under my armpit but cannot see anything. what i want to know is can the axilla?
Many: Fever, chills, productive cough and chest pain with deep breaths maybe more consistent with pneumonia while shortness of breath that wakes you at night or shortness of breath when laying flat and swelling of the legs may be more consistent with heart failure. If you have any of these symptoms please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Short of air o2 low 90's cough i taste snot chest discomfort hard to take my inhalers wheezy is thus signs of pneumonia?
All of the above: Or none of them. There is nothing specific about the symptoms of pneumonia or, for that matter, nearly every other disease your doc has to diagnose and treat. Symptoms are common to many different disease and have to be viewed in context. Rarely, pneumonia can cause no symptoms, and only be seen on a cxr. Most will have some fever and cough. ...Read more
My 1 month old chokes on spit up and milk a lot. If she gets pneumonia from aspirating what are the signs and how long do they take to show up?
Cough: Cough will be the first sign and it happens immediately upon aspirating. Pneumonia will not show up right away, but may take a few days and its signs are cough and fever. If you feel that the child spits up so much as to aspirate you need to consult a doctor to address the problem. ...Read more
Dad in hospital 7 days. Fluid is building up in his body. He has pneumonia. Oxygen levels 89 at rest, 75 when standing/walking. Is this a bad sign?
Father in hospital : The fact he is in hospital with respiratory symptoms says he is ill but his doctors would know more information to help with your questions ...Read more
Having major coughing attacks. Was diagnosed with acute bronchitis, and beginning signs of pneumonia i wake up coughing gasping for air like pertussis?
Maybe: If that is a concern, then you can be tested for pertussis. Homeopathic remedies like ipecac and drosera may be helpful as can elderberry. Hopefully you are on an antibiotic as well....Zithromax is a good choice. You ay need to be seen again if you are worsening or not improving. ...Read more
I wake up with a mouth filled with disgusting yellow-whitish sputum that smells horrible. Is this a sign of pneumonia?
Possibly: Most of the time, pneumonia with a lot of mucus has cough along with it. People with underlying COPD or tuberculosis can cough up phlegm and long-term sinus problems can cause drainage in the mouth, especially in the morning. Acid reflux can also give someone mucus and very bad breath in the morning. This does not sound like just a severe "cold", so contact your doctor. ...Read more
This is a hypothetical scenario If an elderly pt is hypotensive eg BP in recent days 116/59, 107/59, 104/69, 112/69, 102/62 & 106/70 & is in pain could regular hydromorphione lower BP too much or affect other vital signs if pt has pneumonia & sepsis?
Shortness of breath, with cough and drainage. My mouth is always dry. I was exposed to some chemicals at work. Could I have chemical pneumonia ?
87 year old mother survived pneumonia and c diff. Now has a UTI and is exhibiting signs of dementia. Is this permanent?
Delirium?: Elderly people are vulnerable to mental status changes that may come temporarily with other systemic illness (like bladder infections). Delirium is an acute mental status change, and is shown by confusion, disorientation to time & place, etc. There can be hallucinations & paranoia also. If your mom's cognitive function was intact before her illness, she may gradually recover as it resolves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8mnth wheezing SOB subcostal recession.given bronchodilator and steroid.bronchioltis when complicates toviral pneumonia wat r the signs.red flags !!
Just see Dr. again: About bronchiolitis... many babies and toddlers get it. Many of them have mild illnesses. Some get very sick and need hospitalization for oxygen and help in coughing up mucus. Some patients visit the doctor several times because symptoms are serious but not always bad enough for hospitalization. Some of these get hospitalized on the second or third visit to the doctor. That's how bronchiolitis it. ...Read more
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