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Doctor insights on: Is Bronchial Pneumonia Contagious

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Is bronchial pneumonia contagious?

Is bronchial pneumonia contagious?

Yes: The infectious agent, bacterial or viral, can be transmitted to susceptible individuals by coughing and droplet transmission. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

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Is bronchial pneumonia contagious? My oldest son has had it for 5 days. Started abx yesterday. Will my other kids get it? Incubation period?

Is bronchial pneumonia contagious?  My oldest son has had it for 5 days. Started abx yesterday. Will my other kids get it? Incubation period?

See below: 2 types of bronchial pneumonia: bacterial (you started your son on an antibiotic) and viral (no antibiotics and runs it course over time). Most will say it is no longer contagious when fever goes away. I will say good hand hygiene and not sharing saliva will decrease chances of transmission. Incubation period varies: 1-3 days-even as long as 7-10 days (depends on age and health/immune system). ...Read more

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What is meant by double bronchial pneumonia?

What is meant by double bronchial pneumonia?

Means in both lungs : Pneumonia & bronchial pneumonia are essentially the same process. Since we have two lungs, some use the descriptor double as involving both. Pneumonia can involve a single segment of one side or the whole lung. ...Read more

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How is bronchial pneumonia transmitted from person to person?

How is bronchial pneumonia transmitted from person to person?

See below: By direct contact and/or respiratory droplets exchanged through the air that contain the bacterial agent. ...Read more

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Why does my toddler keep getting bronchial pneumonia?

Why does my toddler keep getting bronchial pneumonia?

Many Things: A number of possibilities.A weakened immune system.Possibly the baby has asthma, not welled controlled.An underlying condition, such as cystic fibrosis or Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency.An anatomical defect of the lung.Not ever healing from the original infection is possible.You need to ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Are bronchial pneumonia and bronchitis with pneumonia the same?

Are bronchial pneumonia and bronchitis with pneumonia the same?

No: Pneumonia denotes infection in the lung parenchyma (lung tissue). Bronchits denotes infllamation in the bronchilal airway. Pneumonia is a more serious condition. Bronchitis is usally viral, may last 2 week, cough is common. However, our job is to rule out other causes of cough and determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What are signs of bronchial pneumonia?

Sx: Bronchits, pneumonia have similar symptoms. Cough, fever, wheezing. And other sx. You dont have to have all symptoms this is something we need to see you, exam you, do proper testing if indicated and treat accordingle. Reading on the internet is good, but medical consultation is essential. ...Read more

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