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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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I'm scared that i might get pneumonia. I heard Prilosec increases your chances?

I'm scared that i might get pneumonia. I heard Prilosec increases your chances?

Don't be scared: Young people like yourself are less likely to have a pneumonia unless your immune system is significantly compromised. So, if you are just like normal people- you don't need to be scared about pneumonia. The result from the netherland's study has to be treated carefully. The result is linked to the inability to kill organism due to the lack of stomach acid. However, the risk is very small. ...Read more

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Does taking omeprozole increase chances of getting pneumonia ?

Highly unlikely: If anything, omeprazole may decrease the incidence of pneumonias that are related to acid reflux. Cannot find evidence of other possible causes of pneumonia due to this class of drugs. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a pneumonia reoccurrence if I had it last month?

What are the chances of a pneumonia reoccurrence if I had it last month?

Reoccurring pna: Pneumonia may reoccur if bacterial antibiotic resistance occurred or if the reason for the pneumonia was not addressed (i.e. Aspiration of stomach contents). ...Read more

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Is it true that broncitis can turn I to pneumonia if left untreated. I get broncitis but domt get it treated just rest. ?

Is it true that broncitis can turn I to pneumonia if left untreated. I get broncitis but domt get it treated just rest. ?

No antibiotics: The current recommendations for treating acute bronchitis include not prescribing antibiotics in most cases. Bronchodilators and steroids (oral or inhaled) can open up the airways to improve breathing and facilitate the clearing of secretions. Keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of water. ...Read more

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Half the kids in my class have either flu or pneumonia. I don't have a spleen and am concered about catching either. How can I lower my chances of it?

Half the kids in my class have either flu or pneumonia. I don't have a spleen and am concered about catching either. How can I lower my chances of it?

Vaccines: I just had both a flu and a pneumonia vaccine - i imagine you could do that too. Ask your doctor. People who can't or won't take the vaccines are advised to wear protective masks when potential exposure is likely. Best! ...Read more

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What to do if i had pneumonia. Can that raise my platelets?

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What to do if i had pneumonia. Can that raise my platelets?

Yes: platelet counts can rise in setting of any inflammation, it is an acute phase reactant ...Read more

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What are the chances of a pneumonia in elderly?

What are the chances of a pneumonia in elderly?

Good: The chances of getting lung infections increases with age and underlying diseases, but is far more common in those over the age of 60. Pneumococcal pneumonia used to be called the "old man's friend" because it would produce death in elderly individuals with chronic diseases that were debilitating. ...Read more