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Double Pneumonia Death
Please explain why is pneumonia considered a blessing of a peaceful death for one with a terminal illness?
My dad is having pneumonia and doctors said there are chances for cancer.. And by chance- death .. Will he recover ?
Possible Lung Cancer: He should be monitored carefully from his pneumonia until he is feeling better. They should order ct scan of the chest to evaluate his lung disease and his pulmonary specialist should evaluate him for bronchoscopy evaluation of his lung disease and he may be able to take a biopsy from his lung. If his pulmonary specialist will not be able to do his biopsy he may need to be seen and evaluated by t. ...Read more
How long would untreated pneumonia take to turn into acute respiratory distress syndrome, and then on to death?
Both lungs: This is not a precise medical term, can be be used when there is evidence of infection in both lungs, as such it is potentially more severe, but in reality may not be. For example a viral pneumonia can have xray findings suggesting both lungs are affected but the consequences in terms of the infection may be milder than a severe bacterial infection that extensively involves one lung. ...Read more
I had double pneumonia before but i was just wondering how do you get pneumonia just so i know what to look for.. Thanks hope to hear from you.?
Pneumonia: You can get this in numerous ways, most commonly by aspiration of bacteria from the upper respiratory tract, with the risk increased in smokers, immunosuppressed persons, diabetics, people with underlying lung disease, etc. Symptoms include fever, chest pain, shortness of air, production of coughed sputum looking like pus, sometimes with blood. Other symptoms may also occur. ...Read more
Friend been coughing for 1-3 weeks. She thinks she had bronchitis/pneumonia but she wasn't diagnosed. I double dipped with her. Will I get sick now?
Doubtful: Infections come and go...As a general rule, a patient is most likely to spread germs in the beginning of the illness. Fevers can correlate to this risk period. Soon, tho, the immune system (with or without the help of antibiotics/doctors) should kick in and knock out the germs. Some symptoms can remain i.e. coughing, but the person is less of an infectious risk. Lots of caveats here-see MD if Qs. ...Read more
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