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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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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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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

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What are the chances for an 11 year old dying from pneumonia?

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 more

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What are my grandfather's chances of surviving pneumonia at 79yr?

What are my grandfather's chances of surviving pneumonia at 79yr?

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 more

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What happens if you eat mouldy bread by accident? Just out of interest, is it true that it can cure pneumonia?

Probably nothing: You may feel sick to your stomach or feel odd, but probably nothing much will happen. Many antibiotics are derived from molds, so while eating moldy bread won't likely cure a pneumonia, it is where penicillin came from. ...Read more

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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 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?

NO: The only vaccinations recommended during pregnancy are the flu shot during flu season and the TDAP in the third trimester. At your age, with no medical issues, the pneumonia shot is not recommended. ...Read more

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I have the flu and I am wondering what the chances of getting pneumonia or bronchitis because of the flu rare?

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

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What are the chances of a pneumonia reoccurence?

DependS: If healthy and under 65 not likely. If not healthy (lung disease, heart disease, on chemo, frequent hospitalization) over age 65 then pneumonia recurrences are higher. Get immunizations (pneumonia, flu, tdap). ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting pneumonia or bronchitis from a seasonal flu?

What are my chances of getting pneumonia or bronchitis from a seasonal flu?

Risk factor...: Seasonal flu is a risk factor for getting bronchitis and pneumonia. Luckily, it is a relatively uncommon complication. Most people with seasonal flu do not develop these complications. ...Read more

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I had double pneumonia and a dr. Told me my lung would never heal.From that is that true?

I had double pneumonia and a dr. Told me my lung would never heal.From that is that true?

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