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Double Pneumonia Recovery Time
If someone in their 70's has kidney failure, double pneumonia and liver and heart trouble as well as colitis and dehydration, recovery possible?
Will to live: It is possible to recover. Okay to talk to your docs about your recovery. It will be a team effort and the patient's desire/will to recover is the most important factor. Don't give up. ...Read more
Yes. . . and No.: Zinc is an important co-factor in our immune system's functioning. One study has shown that maintaining normal zinc levels led to decreased duration of pneumonia, and decreased duration of antibiotics needed to treat the pneumonia. This does not mean that zinc supplementation will necessarily help with pneumonia recovery; but it does suggest that maintaining normal zinc levels in the body will. ...Read more
Hi there, I had pneumonia, while 25 week pregnant, and had to be ventilated for 9 days, in icu, I made a great recovery but am concerned of lung scari?
At what ANC level would you cancel chemo for dlbcl patient? Will ongoing pneumonia hinder neutropenia recovery, or does neutropenia worsens pneumonia?
It is not just: A numbers game. One has to take the entire clinical picture with infectious, disease related, and overall condition to make a plan. To treat with low WBC and active infection would be extremely dangerous. ...Read more
1 lung is the usual: The most common forms of pneumonia in an 18 year old usually only affect one lung and most of the time, recovery is complete. Yes, pneumonia is contagious, but usually not as contagious as a cold or the flu. It depends upon type of bacteria or virus that is causing the pneumonia, but it most cases you should feel significantly better within 24-36 hours after you start the proper treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Yes there is certainly a chance for recovery. In fact most patients with sepsis recover. The real chance of recovery depends on all kinds of details, including any underlying medical problems, kinds of organ failure, etc and should be discussed with the doctors involved in the care of the patient. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia with acid reflux, sinusitis, & laryngitis. What kind of recovery period am I looking at?
Depends on details: Your question suggests laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) aka extra-esophageal reflux disease (eerd). Generally, high dose ppis are ineffective; medications/ppis do not stop reflux. First, you must recover from pneumonia. Then, you should consult with a minimally invasive surgeon to discuss more definitive treatment options http://goo. Gl/0rrqv. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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I had a very bad case of septic pneumonia 6 mos ago. It was the first time I've ever had it. Will I be more likely to get pneumonia again?
Pneumonia for 3rd time in Feb. Cough lasted 4mo., ended and recently started w/ no other symptoms. I'm 20 & smoke so I'm worried it may be something else?
COPD: Most commonly occurring in smokers, although asthmatics may also have this. There is damage to the structural integrity of both the upper and lower respiratory tracts, enhancing the ease of ingress of microorganisms to sites in the lungs they would not reach in normal individuals. There they create infection. If your dad smokes, get him to stop now. Make sure he has all his vaccines up to date. ...Read more
Coccidiodomycosis: Valley fever is due to this systemic fungal infection and can present as pneumonia. In some people, particularly those who are immune compromised, this can become very severe and cause central nervous system infection, usually as meningitis. Most people resolve this spontaneously without major defects or need for therapy. ...Read more
Chronic aspiration: Lipoid pneumonia results from chronic aspiration of lipids, inked to the use of mineral oil as a laxative in elderly, newborns and mentally challenged at risk of aspiration. Also vegetable oils, nasal drops, mouth spray, and oral lubricant. Rare form of non resolving pulmonary infiltrate, exogenous lipoid pneumonia is a great mimicker. Often mistaken for bacterial pneumonia or cancer. ...Read more
No it: Is not common. There are occasions that people have the flu, then their immunity declines and then end up with a bacterial pneumonia. ...Read more
Ever since I was diagnosed with lupus just 7 months ago I have gotten pneumonia 6 times, is this normal for people with lupus?
I just found out I am category 2 allergic to Alternaria Tenuis. I had pneumonia in end of February first time. Could this have caused it?
How many times is reasonable for a child to have pneumonia? My 5 year old has had pneumonia 4 times. Is that reason to investigate further?
4 pneumonias: Was it over his life span? Or in one year time? Was the diagnosis of pneumonia confirmed clinically and radiologically? I.e. an x-ray diagnosis of pneumonia, or was it severe chest cold misdiagnosed as pneumonia? At any rate, if your son developed normally and made it through age five with all the vaccines given, he should be fine, you're allowed anyways to have 2 pneumonias/year, best wishes ...Read more
I keep seeing the numbers 11:11. It happens at least once a day to three times a day Last time this happened I was in the hospital pneumonia.
If you think you: Are feeling illness then get checked out. A wellness visit one a year is a good idea anyway, ...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.?
Bad luck: This is often a sequence of events like dominos falling in line. You develop some congestion from a mild virus or other trigger. You inhale a germ that plants itself into the excess mucous and starts to reproduce. The germ growth triggers an outpouring of more mucous which feeds more germs & you've got it. Rapid breathing, fever, cough and chest pain are common features. ...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
One of my neighbors was just in the hospital for pneumonia last sunday, now she's hanging out downstairs all the time, isn't she exposing my neighbors?
Pneumonia exposure: 56 F notes: One of my neighbors was just in the hospital for pneumonia last sunday, now she's hanging out downstairs all the time, isn't she exposing my neighbors? ANS: She was also probably exposing folks before she went in Hosp. If bacterial not likely very transmissible. If Viral then possible but same as if you go out in the world every day. Life is a series of exposure to bugs. Keep us posted. ...Read more
Can be done if healt: As long as you're healthy, there's no reason why the two vaccinations (boosters) can't be given together. If you are suffering from an illness or flu, see if the pneumonia shot can be given a little later (to avoid confusing symptoms). Of course, if you're allergic (went into shock) from either vaccine before, avoid that 1. But standard practice is to administer both together unless reason not to. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
I have had "walking pneumonia" 7 times or so. Why do I keep getting it and what can I do to prevent it?
Not normal: You definitely need to talk to a primary care physician. It is not normal to have pneumonia 7 times at your age. There are many things that could be involed including infection, autoimmune disease, immune deficiency, structural lung problem, exposure to toxic/allergic substance, medication, fungus, etc. This is not a straigtforward case. Should be evaluated with labs and imaging promptly. ...Read more
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