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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?

Type of infection?: Really depends on the type of infection. 1: virus infection : usually do nothing (there are exceptions) 2: bacteria : antibiotics (choice depends on the type of bacteria) 3: fungus : depends on type of fungus, but you use anti-fungal medicines. ...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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Symptoms of lung infection? And can you die from it?

Symptoms of lung infection? And can you die from it?

Yes: Pneumonia is a common terminal event. If you have cough and fever, see your doctor for an evaluation. Most lung infections are readily treatable and a 27 year-old should not die from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...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

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How long does it take for a lung infection to clear up?

Varies: It depends on the type of infection that you have. If you have no underlying lung disease than should not last longer that a week to 10 days. Now if one has pneumonia, it may last longer especially if no treatment is given. If one has TB this is very different and hard to fight. One can not specify how long this will last. Viral infections such as bronchitis will last one to three weeks. ...Read more

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What is a double lung infection and what can it do to you?

What is a double lung infection and what can it do to you?

Pneumonia at 2 sites: Treatment may be longer and pneumonia more severe if two areas are involved. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Lungs are feeling very heavy. Could this be some sort of lung infection?

May well be.: Need more information to tell if one has a lung infection. While they feel heavy this could also be related to heart disease. The issue there is something called congestive heart failure. Chest heaviness could come also from artery disease. Should see your doctor to be evaluated completely ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lung infection? Can you die from it? Can it be cured?

What are symptoms of lung infection? Can you die from it? Can it be cured?

Infections treatable: Lung infections often involved changes in your breathing. Infections like pneumonia may cause fever, shortness of breath, cough, tiredness, decreased appetite. Antibiotics often required. If immune system is weak and/or infection severe ad untreated, lung infections, could lead to death, but most cases of pneumonia are treatable and can be "cured". ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to feel better after a lung infection?

Longer than expected: I generally tell people after pneumonia or bad lung infection, about 2 months to back to normal. ...Read more

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What could a double lung infection be caused from and what could be the possible out come?

What could a double lung infection be caused from and what could be the possible out come?

Many causes: There are many bacteria and viruses that cause pneumonia. Some fungi and parasites cause pneumonia as well. Common causes include streptococcus pneumoniae, staphylococcus aureus, hemophilus sp, klebsiella, influenza, respiratory syncytial and parainfluenza viruses. Most patients recover with appropriate treatment but severe cases and those in the immunosuppressed and elderly can be fatal. ...Read more

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How to treat a lung infection?

How to treat a lung infection?

Usually antibiotics: Most lung infections that are causes by bacteria and fungi are treated with antibiotics. Viral pneumonias may require speciific antiviral medications. If severe. Sometimes patients have to be hospitalized depending on patient's age and severity of process. Supplemental respiratory therapy and oxygen may be necessary. If pleural effusion accompanies infection may be removed by chest tube or thoroscopy. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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