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Is Lung Infection Contagious
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
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
You need an exam: to diagnose you with any infection, lung or otherwise ...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
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
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?
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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