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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
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
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
Depends: It depends on the fact that if you had any complications due to your pneumonia such as lung abscess, empyema or cavity formation due to necrotizing pneumonia etc. Most patients with pneumonia slowly heal & their chest xray may take 6-8 weeks to show improvement. Evaluation by a pulmonologist may help clarify things for you. ...Read more
My husband has double pneumonia and is experiencing pain in back of both arms. The pain excruciating. What would cause this.
Complications: If he has had pneumonia for at least several days, i would be concerned about possible complications like pleural effusion or emphysema, or infected fluid in the space between the lung and the chest wall. If he is having shortness of breath or fever, it would be a good idea to get a chest x-ray. If he is otherwise feeling better, then it may just be sore muscles from coughing. ...Read more
My father in law is suffering from double pneumonia? He drinks daily? Is pneumonia curable? It takes how many days to cure? Plz tell us doctor
Can be: Nothing is 100%, but pneumonia is usually one of the more treatable infections. Depending on response, the usual course of antibiotics is 7 days, if he hasn't been in a hospital or exposed to healthcare in the last 3 months or so; patients often feel markedly better within 48 hours. His chronic drinking may put him more at risk for things like aspiration, which increases the risk of pneumonia. ...Read more
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