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I Heard That Rain Can Increase Your Chances Of Developing Pneumonia Is This True
I walked home in the rain/snow (takes 10mins to get home) changed out of clothes and got warm what are my chances of getting sick, pneumonia, flu, etc.)?
I started coughing blood early this morning is it pneumonia as i was caught in the rain yesterday ?
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
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
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
Depends: Does the kid have normal health prior to the illness? What circumstances led to the pneumonia?What type of pneumonia is it? We routinely see/treat pneumonias in 11 yo as an outpatient.Most have a viral process that self heals, some have other germs that can be worrisome. I have seen influenza & bacterial pneumonia almost kill a kid, but illness that bad is quite rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good if healthy: If he has been otherwise quite well, and if the pneumonia is not severe, his chances of surviving with timely treatment with antibiotics is very good. If he has other complicating medical problems and is debilitated, then the risk of complications is higher. A very severe pneumonia also could be dangerous in an older person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got pneumonia when I was 13.iam 24 now and 14w pregnant.do I get vaccinated nd when?.i am really scared.help me dr.my chances of getting it again?
I have the flu and I am wondering what the chances of getting pneumonia or bronchitis because of the flu rare?
It's possible: Influenza itself can cause an inflammation of the lungs that shows up on xrays, which may be called "pneumonia". It can also injure the cells lining the airways, allowing for a stapylococcal (classically) or other bacteria to infect the lungs. These can be fairly severe processes and may require hospitalization or even ICU care. However this is fairly uncommon. ...Read more
Is it true that if we take bath late at night ,is not good to our body and can cause pneumonia. Or if it is not, what is the bad effect if any ?
Myths: You are describing a myth that has absolutely no truth to it. ...Read more
Yes: Its is true.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: It depends on the fact that if you had any complications due to your pneumonia such as lung abscess, empyema or cavity formation due to necrotizing pneumonia etc. Most patients with pneumonia slowly heal & their chest xray may take 6-8 weeks to show improvement. Evaluation by a pulmonologist may help clarify things for you. ...Read more
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