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Can a person get pneumonia from handling pigeons? Owner of pigeons has about 13 of them, unknown breed, and feeds them on a daily basis.
There : There is a rare form of pneumonia that is transmitted by certain birds, including pigeons called psittacosis, its caused by a bacteria called chlamydia psittaci. The transmission is typically from inhaling the feces from the birds or inhaling the dust from the feathers, and less commonly from being bitten by a bird. The symptoms of this type of pneumonia are similar to more common types (fever, chills. Cough with sputum production etc.) if you have sick pigeons have them treated right away and while handling them always wear a mask! ...Read more
How many days would it usually take for rales to disappear in pneumonia if fever has subsided 24 hours after start of azithromycin?
Rales: This is a physical manifestation of inflammation within the lung tissues, causing either fluid to accumulate in the microscopic air spaces (alveolae) or for there to be stickiness so the walls of the alveolae pop as they are forced open. These changes may persist for some time (variable & dependent upon the organisms and the host) after the bacteria have been eliminated by antibiotics and WBCs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to get a lung infection or pneumonia from breathing in cat litter? The night before my last CT I cleaned out the litter.
Not really: Well, if you forcefully inhale it directly into your lungs, then yes of course. The amount of dust dispersed and potentially inhaled from normal letterbox cleaning is not a risk though. Toxoplasmosis, the infection commonly thought of from cat poop, is passed by ingestion from dirty hands, not inhalation, is rare in humans, and generally will not affect healthy non-pregnant people. ...Read more
Signs of pneumonia: A persistent cough and fever over 102 fever commonly with shaking chills and sweating (although older people may have lower-than-normal body temperature), shortness of breath, chest pain that fluctuates with breathing (pleurisy), occasional headache, muscle pain, fatigue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Antibiotics depends: It vis treated with antibiotics and the choice of antibiotics depends on whether it is nursing home aquired pneumonia, community aquired pneumonia, hospital aquired pneumonia and if it is in pediatric age group or young patients, diabetics or geriatric age group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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