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How long does it take to recover from aspiration pneumonia(vomit into right lower lobe and left) as a result of intubation in a healthy 36 yr male?

How long does it take to recover from aspiration pneumonia(vomit into right lower lobe and left) as a result of intubation in a healthy 36 yr male?

Depends: From 3-5 days to a month, all depends on ph of gastric content, particulate matter, recovering abilities and other comorbidities and certainly quality of treating physicians. ...Read more

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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pneumonia. Chest X-ray shows inflammation lower left lobe. No fever, normal bp, just cough & rattling in chest. Really pneumonia?

Diagnosed with pneumonia.  Chest X-ray shows inflammation lower left lobe.  No fever, normal bp, just cough & rattling in chest.  Really pneumonia?

Probably.: Consider a followup chest xray in a few weeks. Uncomplicated pneumonia usually resolves or significantly improves. Persistent infiltrates, especially if you are a smoker, often need a ct scan for more information. ...Read more

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Recovering from Pneumonia (Checklist)

Finish entire round of antibiotics
Once
Follow up with your doctor
Once
Get repeat imaging to make sure pneumonia has fully cleared up
Once
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If you have lower lobe pneumonia apendicitos and e coli all at the same time and it caused abdominal pain could you be misdiagnosed with crohns?

If you have lower lobe pneumonia apendicitos and e coli all at the same time and it caused abdominal pain could you be misdiagnosed with crohns?

Abdominal pain: The diagnosis of crohn's disease can only be made with biopsy results or certain glaring findings on an x-ray or certain very high blood test results - or a combination of all three while the things you listed can cause pain, mistaking them all for crohn's disease does not make a lot of sense. ...Read more

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Recovering from Pneumonia (Checklist)

Finish antibiotics if prescribed
once
Drink enough fluids until your urine is pale yellow
daily
Don't smoke
once
Tylenol as needed for fever
every 6 hours
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I have sarcoidosis last year had pneumonia CT showed very mild left infiltrates in left lobe this year mild subpleural infiltrates in lung base. Help?

I have sarcoidosis last year had pneumonia CT showed very mild left infiltrates in left lobe this year mild subpleural  infiltrates in lung base. Help?

Sarcoid: You will probably need to see your primary doctor for some antibiotics to clear up the pneumonia. Also make an appointment with a rheumatologist to take care of the sarcoid. ...Read more

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Recovering from Pneumonia (Checklist)

Get plenty of rest
1 hrs, 3x day for 6 weeks
Walk a little bit more each day, take it easy, one step at a time.
2x day
Drink plenty of fluids.
daily
Take Vitamin C for improved healing.
3x day
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How long can it take for pneumonia to spread from just one lobe of one lung to all of both lungs and get into the blood stream?

How long can it take for pneumonia to spread from just one lobe of one lung to all of both lungs and  get into the blood stream?

Depends: If you are very young or elderly it can be very serious. If you have a strong immune system you may fight it longer. A lot depends on what organism is causing the pneumonia. Some are more aggressive than others. For some it may be a matter of hours and some it may be days. ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

The most common definition is an infection involving the lung. Several noninfectious disorders can cause inflammation of the lung which is ...Read more

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