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How Is Asthma Transmitted
Respiratory droplets: Pneumonia is spread from person to person via respiratory droplets released when a person coughs, sneezes, laughs, or talks. The bacteria can live in a person's throat without causing symptoms, so you can even get it from a person who doesn't look sick. Avoid the spread of germs by washing your hands regularly, covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, and being cautious around sick people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not contagious: Asthma is a chronic disease and is not spread person to person. The development of asthma is likely due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. People with asthma are likely born with a tendency to develop the disease, and are influenced by many environmental factors such as respiratory viruses and allergens. ...Read more
Surroundings: Humans most often become infected after exposure to environmental sources, such as animal urine, contaminated water or soil, or infected animal tissue. Portals of entry include cuts or abraded skin, mucous membranes or conjunctiva. The vast majority of infections with leptospira are self-limiting. Although penicillins, tetracyclines, chloramphenicol, and Erythromycin have antileptospiral activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No... : Asthma is not contagious. But, if someone is having an exacerbation due to acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways, the viral or bacterial infection could be contagious. Coughing and sneezing into the elbow and frequent hand-washing will decrease the chance of spreading the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's not: Fever is a physical response of the individual to stimulus. As infectious debris in the blood passes through the brain temperature sensor it sends out commands to increase the metabolism which causes the body temperature to rise. Fever is not "transmitted" to anyone, but if caused by a germ, that germ might be passed in several ways, ie saliva,sex,blood, airborne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: By direct contact and/or respiratory droplets exchanged through the air that contain the bacterial agent. ...Read more
Lung testing.: Asthma involves inflammation, muscle spasm and mucus production in the airways. It is diagnosed by history, physical exam, and lung function testing. Patients often complain of chest tightness, wheezing, cough, and shortness of breath. It can occur in any age group, although it is the most common chronic illness in children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Asthma treatment: There are different kinds of inhalers. A preventive inhaler needs to be taken on a daily basis in some patients with asthma. It keeps the inflammation down in the lungs. A rescue inhaler is taken on an as needed basis for symptom relief. Treatment is individual-based. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avian influenza: The avian flu virus (h5n1) has been shown to survive in the environment for long periods of time. Infection may be spread simply by touching contaminated surfaces. Birds who were infected with this flu can continue to release the virus in their feces and saliva for as long as 10 days. This is not transmitted to humans from other mammals as of yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cat scratch fever: Cat scratch fever is caused by a bacteria named bartonella henselae. It is caused by the scratch of a cat. The bacteria can live in the cat's nails. The bacteria enter the skin, and about 1-2 weeks later the lymph nodes enlarge, fever and pain develop, and other symptoms. Any cat can cause it, even your own cat. To prevent it, keep your cat's claws clipped and don't allow her to scratch you. ...Read more
Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of this bacteria, as with all, a function of the immune system. Sa is most commonly a commensal bacteria, but that reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions & any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water: Usually spread from water spayers and unsanitary air conditioners. ...Read more
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