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