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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

The most common definition is an infection involving the lung. Several noninfectious disorders can cause inflammation of the lung which is ...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, a 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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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 best preventive strategies. ...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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Can you have pneumonia for awhile 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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I've heard that once you get pneumonia you continue to get it constantly my brother had it last year and now this year is there something we can do?

Myth: Your statement is false. You can take pnemonia vaccine to prevent further infections. There are two types of pnemonia vaccines available in the market. Ask your doctor about them. Second, get annual flu vaccine. ...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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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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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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I am positive I am going to get sick! someone please help 10 points freaking out!pneumonia, what to do?

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