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How can children get pneumonia?

How can children get pneumonia?

From others: Lung infections (pneumonia) are usually transmitted from one person to another by inhaling the organism that causes it. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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Can healthy people get pneumonia?

Can healthy people get pneumonia?

Yes: Generally the healthier you are, the less likely you are to contract this and other infectious diseases. But subtle changes in your body resistance along with exposure can cause pneumonia to start. ...Read more

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Can you get pneumonia in the summer?

Can you get pneumonia in the summer?

Yes: Pneumonia is inflammation in the lung usually form infection it can occur throughout the year but is more common during winter months. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia and how do you get it usually?

What is pneumonia and how do you get it usually?

Infection of lungs: Pneumonia is infection in the lung(s) caused by many types of bacteria or viruses. These infections are acquired from our immediate surroundings — by inhaling tiny droplets that carry these bugs into our lungs where they start to multiply & cause infection. Some viruses are also spread via objects that we handle. Handwashing, avoiding contact with people with colds are the best preventive strategies. ...Read more

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I'm 29 and i just got pneumonia. How bad can this get?

Yes it can get bad: But usually it doesn't. See a doctor and get an opinion whether you need antibiotics, especially if your fever is worse, or you are short of breath, dizzy, etc. ...Read more

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How do you get pneumonia anyway? Is everyone susceptible?

It depends: Some pathogens such as tuberculosis are dangerous to everyone. Other causes of pneumonia only infect people with very weak immune systems. On a daily basis, various pathogens are inhaled or aspirated many times. However, a healthy immune system (is) provides barriers & cell defense systems which prevent pneumonia. If there is a temporary weakness in ones is then pneumonia may develop. ...Read more

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If you get pneumonia, will you get it again in the future?

If you get pneumonia, will you get it again in the future?

Possible: But not necessarily likely, unless the lungs and the tubes leading to the lungs have been damaged by the prior infection, leaving them more susceptible to repeat attacks. ...Read more

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Can I get pneumonia easier a third time if I've had it twice?

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

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Can you get pneumonia soon after recovering from the first bout?

Can you get pneumonia soon after recovering from the first bout?

Sure, if unlucky: There is no law saying one cannot get pneumonia after recovering from pneumonia. Actually, an unlucky, sickly person can get a second case of pneumonia even before recovering from the first case. So, the best things to do are to stay healthy and strong, eat healthy foods, exercise, get vaccinated, avoid sick people; and if quite vulnerable, wear a face mask and wash hands after touching things. ...Read more

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Once you get pneumonia are you more likely to get it every year?

Once you get pneumonia are you more likely to get it every year?

Not: Necessarily — unless you have an underlying condition that makes you more susceptible. ...Read more

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Can you have pneumonia for a while and not even get seriously sick?

Sometimes: Pneumonia can range in severity from mild to quite severe. Just depends on your overall health and the type of infection you have. Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Other disease processes like aspiration, COPD, asthma, interstitial pneumonitis have pneumonia like symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to still get better if you smoke while having pneumonia?

Yes.: One should quit smoking because of the many benefits associated. However, continued smoking is not likely to change the outcome of a pneumonia. ...Read more

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I recently had pneumonia is it likely I'll get it in the morning again?

I recently had pneumonia is it likely I'll get it in the morning again?

??: I do not understand your question. Get it in the morning? You can always get pneumonia again, but I don't know what you mean about getting it in the morning, sorry. ...Read more

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What is considered the number one way I can help myself not get pneumonia again?

What is considered the number one way I can help myself not get pneumonia again?

Simple things: Most importantly, if you smoke... Stop. Aside from that, simple things like handwashing and trying to avoid sick family members if able are really about all you can do. If you are over 65 or have some chronic diseases like COPD or diabetes, you can get a pneumonia vaccination that won't keep you from getting pneumonia but can make it less severe if you do get it. ...Read more

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Can I get pneumonia from lying around for 48 hours. I also stand once in a while?

Aspiration pneumonia: When we are lying down (supine), it's possible to have small amounts of oral secretions (saliva) leak into the back of the throat, towards the lungs. This happens normally, although the body tries to prevent it with a cough reflex. If someone is drunk, intoxicated, or otherwise unable to 'defend' their airway in this manner, pneumonia could result. If you are worried about this, talk to a doctor. ...Read more

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Ever since I had pneumonia I have coughed like a 50 yr old smoker. How do I get better?

Ever since I had pneumonia I have coughed like a 50 yr old smoker. How do I get better?

Time,likely: Pneumonia symptoms can include a persistent cough even during recovery. The couh should go away after 6-8weeks. If it has not you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am positive I am going to get sick! Someone please help 10 points freaking out!pneumonia, what to do?

Pneumonia: I am not exactly sure of the question, but if you think you might have pneumonia, please seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Previously healthy 35 yr old female. Had pneumonia for first time in March. Will I be prone to get it again now that I have had it?

Previously healthy 35 yr old female. Had pneumonia for first time in March. Will I be prone to get it again now that I have had it?

Possibly: Previously healthy patients that pick up pneumonia in the community are at a slightly higher risk to get recurrent pneumonia than those patients who have not had community-acquired pneumonia before ...Read more