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What could cause six cases of pneumonia and several other respiratory illnesses in a 5 year old?

What could cause six cases of pneumonia and several other respiratory illnesses in a 5 year old?

Depends: There is no single common cause of recurrent episodes of pneumonia. A patient history, physical exam and diagnostic tests will need to be conducted in order to determine the specific underlying cause of the recurrent respiratory infections. Check out http://tulsapedsresidency.Net/wards/pulm/recrntpneumonia.Pdf for more information. ...Read more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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My 7 mon. Old was diagnosis w/ aspiration. I am interested in further testing. She does have respiratory symptoms with a history of pneumonia. Any suggestions?

My 7 mon. Old was diagnosis w/ aspiration.  I am interested in further testing.  She does have respiratory symptoms with a history of pneumonia. Any suggestions?

Aspiration pneumonia: Consultation with a pulmonologist or lung specialist can help, in the meantime, make sure that your baby does not have acid reflux which is easily treated by his pediatrician. If his symptoms started since birth, a tracheoesophageal fistula should be ruled out first. ...Read more

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Is it founded that those with respiratory disorders such as asthma are more susceptible to uri's and pneumonia?

Is it founded that those with respiratory disorders such as asthma are more susceptible to uri's and pneumonia?

Yes: It's very likely to be the case. The increased inflammation and irritation make you much more vulnerable to contracting viruses and bacterial infection than a person w/o the disease. Also, some of the medications you might take could lower resistance. Work w/ your doctor to find ways to strengthen or normalize your immune system. It's not easy - but diet/exercise/stress reduction can help. Best! ...Read more

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How long does it take untreated pneumonia to turn into acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Hours to days: Pneumonia can cause respiratory distress in a matter of hours to days. Some cases of pneumonia can be very mild and might not cause significant respiratory symptoms even if untreated. Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) can occur due to any number of conditions, pneumonia is just one of them. It can happen within minutes or hours of the trigger. ...Read more

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Should i see an immunologist if I am frequently sick with pnuemonia, upper respiratory, bronchitis, and ear infections? How do they assess you?

Should i see an immunologist if I am frequently sick with pnuemonia, upper respiratory, bronchitis, and ear infections? How do they assess you?

Immune/Ciliary Dis.: Your symptoms and pattern of infections indicate that an immunodeficiency is a distinct possibility and a workup is warranted. A pulmonologist can help guide the work up. In addition, ciliary problems can cause these symptoms as well. A biopsy can be performed to obtain cilia which beat to remove debris from the airway to check for any problems. Prmg fax 8582599689 can review your records as well. ...Read more

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Help please! is asbestos and pneumonia a disorder of respiratory system?

Help please! is asbestos and pneumonia a disorder of respiratory system?

These are different : Pneumonia is indeed. A type of respiratory disease. Asbestos is a mineral, and all of its forms are associated with causing disease, usually after a very long latency period - including lung cancer and mesothelioma. ...Read more

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