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What is lung infection?

What is lung infection?

Several types: Ok..Lung infections can be of the membranes covering the lung (pleura..Pleuracy). Infection of the bronchus...Bronchitis. Infection of the actual alveoli..Pneumonia or alveolitis. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

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


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What causes lung infection?

What causes lung infection?

Inhaled microorgani: Any bacteria or virus that penetrats on the lungs potentially can cause an infection...Called pneumonia. Rarely it could come from another part of the body via circulation. ...Read more

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How do you treat a lung infection?

How do you treat a lung infection?

Pneumonia?: If you are referring to bacterial pneumonia, treated with antibiotics. It depends on the presentation of the patient, ongoing medical problems, clinical exam, and x-ray. If viral pneumonia say in the peak flu season, we may try antibiotics but may just need supportive care, such as fluids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and rest. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What r the symptoms if lung infection.?

What r the symptoms if lung infection.?

Lung infection: Of any type would be highlighted by cough, fever, chest pain with coughing, sputum production, shortness of breath. Not all are present but most of the time they are present and more times than not, all are present. By the way, one of your conditions simply puzzles me. ...Read more

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Is a lung infection considered very serious?

Is a lung infection considered very serious?

Each unique...: Every lung infection is unique to the person. Some lung infections are mild and involve the breathing tubes only (such as mild chronic bronchitis). Other lung infections can involve the lung tissues proper, where oxygen exchange happens (such as pneumonia / pneumonitis) and can be very severe and even life threatening. Prognosis is unique to the person and the organism causing the infection. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a lung infection?

See your MD: If you have a lung infection or pneumonia you should see your md and see if antibiotic treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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When can you tell if you have a lung infection?

When can you tell if you have a lung infection?

Chest x-ray: When you have lung infection, most likely it happened after cold or flu, most of the time you start to spike a fever, chills, sweeting, productive cough, those are signs of lung infection. The elderly people or the one had compromise immune system, they may not show these severe sings? Chest x-ray will confirm that. ...Read more

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How long does lung infection need to be treated?

8 days: It depends on the infecting organism and the severity of the infection. Most bacterial infections can be cured with 8 days of antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Did smoke cause lung infection in my child and adult?

Did smoke cause lung infection in my child and adult?

Lung infections: Numerous studies demonstrate an increased risk for children who are around parents that smoke. Most adults who smoke have increased cough, increased mucous production, increased risk of viral and bacterial infection, increased risk of oral and lung cancer. Smoking makes lung infections much more likely in all exposed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could deal with lung infection?

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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Infection (Definition)

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