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Is A Bacterial Lung Infection Contagious
Your telephone: Use it to call your doctor, and make an apointment to see them. Only in person can your doctor really determine whether it is likely to be a bacterial infection, reassure you if its not, and give you antibiotics if (and only if) they feel you need them. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Herbal: Supplements carry a label stating that it is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure a disease or ailment. Generally, they boost your immune status helping your body fight the infection and may compliment antibiotic treatment. Colloidal silver has been reported to have both antibacterial and antiviral properties. ...Read more
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This means: That your infection could be spread to other people. Please ask your doctor or her staff to educate you further on this matter. Take care. ...Read more
What can happen if a lung infection (possibly, due to mycroplasm organism) goes untreated? How contagious is this? 16 yr old male, immune compromised.
Mycoplasma: Mycoplasma is not usually an invasive aggressive infection. Yet, if a patient is immunocompromised, any infection can become quite dangerous. I actively treat mycoplasma in the asthmatics that may get much more ill. How aggressively to treat any infection should be an ongoing discussion between patient and doctor based on symptoms, and danger to self and others. ...Read more
Yes: You are at a higher risk for fungal infections of all kinds. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I have a lung infection, my nose isn't stuffy but I can't really taste anything?
Treatment: Of a lung infection is tailored to understanding what is causing it. Only your examining physician can determine what the appropriate treatment might be after a physical exam ...Read more
You need an exam: To diagnose you with any infection, lung or otherwise ...Read more
I fainted and was hospitalized for 1mth because I had a fever for 2 1/2wk & had lung infection did a series of test that resulted normal what's wrong?
Ask your doctor: To explain it to you. If you were in the hospital for a month obviously something was wrong. You would have had a complicated case and your doctor has the most information to give you the best answer. ...Read more
Probably not: True lung infections caused by candida are almost unheard of. People with severely suppressed bone marrow function can get systemic candida infections, but most such people are hospitalized in bone marrow or other organ transplant units or similarly immunosuppressed (but rarely cancer patients receiving outpatient chemo for example). "candida pneumonia" is almost unheard of. ...Read more
F/u with physician: You may have a recurrent infection or new infection or a complication from original infection....Please see a healthcare provider. ...Read more
I have been told I have pleural effusion, caused by a lung infection, but I am on holiday can it wait til I get home to get treated?
It would be unwise: To wait as potentially there could be a rapid progression of both fluid production and spread of infection. It could be so rapid that you would die before appropriate management could even be initiated. You might be sad about missing holiday this year but at least you will be alive to have a holiday next year. ...Read more
Got gastro ended up at hospital IV n all that, can it turn into a lung infection because they are starting to hurt when I breath in :/?
Pain in both sides of upper back for 2 weeks no pain with breathing, could this be a lung infection? The painkillers that I take are not helping.
Upper back pain: This is unlikely to be pneumonia due to absence of cough, fever, chills, sweats, pain on deep breath, wheezing or shortness of breath. Musculoskeletal causes are more likely. Have you any history of strain from exercises, occupation, housework, posture problems, being in cold drafts? If symptoms persist consult your physician and appropriate examination and testing will be done. ...Read more
My do. Gave me a steriod shot for a virus that gave me a lung infection. What side effects should I expect. It only stays in the body for 3 days?
Viral infection: Something seems wrong with your description of what you have and the treatment prescribed. Suggest you discuss this with the doctor seeing you and if you do not get a satisfactory response, see another doctor for a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more
Pneumonia is a common terminal event. If you have cough and fever, see your doctor for an evaluation. Most lung infections are readily treatable and a 27 year-old should not die from it.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Depends on health:
If one is a smoker you may well need antibiotics. If one is not a smoker and not severely ill you might wait a couple of days prior to see your doctor. If you have fever, cough and chest pain, it would be wise to go see your doctor as soon as possible. If you have blood in your sputum, then this becomes more severe. Need immediate medical attention in that case.
Basic answer see your doc ...Read more
Infections treatable: Lung infections often involved changes in your breathing. Infections like pneumonia may cause fever, shortness of breath, cough, tiredness, decreased appetite. Antibiotics often required. If immune system is weak and/or infection severe ad untreated, lung infections, could lead to death, but most cases of pneumonia are treatable and can be "cured". ...Read more
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Yes: Chest xray looks at the lung tissue superimposed on a the chest wall tissue including the ribs and all the muscles and thus can miss subtle findings. In addition, lung infection can be subtle, with presentation as a small focus of infection or a rather very faint infection area that can be very difficult to detect with xray alone. A ct study may be useful if necessary. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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