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How can I treat pneumonia child of 6 year old?

How can I treat pneumonia child of 6 year old?

Pneumonia: Most likely your child will need antibiotics. There are also medicines that can help breathing, especially if there is wheezing, too. Please have her/him seen by a physician, soon. Pneumonia can be very serious, and occasionally needs hospitalization. ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

A condition in which the lungs become inflamed, most ...Read more


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What are some causes/concerns for frequent pneumonia in a child?

What are some causes/concerns for frequent pneumonia in a child?

Asthma: Asthma is the most frequent cause of multiple episodes of pneumonia. If the asthma is well controlled, pneumonia should be a very uncommon event. Other causes of frequent pneumonia can include immune dysfunction, recurrent aspiration, foreign body aspiration, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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Could having pneumonia as a child stop a man from fathering children?

Could having pneumonia as a child stop a man from fathering children?

No: Pneumonia does not cause male infertility or inability to father children. Certain viral infections are rarely associated with male infertility. The MMR vaccine is very important in preventing some of these viral infections. ...Read more

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Is viral pneumonia contagious? A child where i work was diagnoised with viral pneumonia. Is it contagiious?

Is viral pneumonia contagious? A child where i work was diagnoised with viral pneumonia.  Is it contagiious?

Maybe: Viruses can be transmitted person to person, however a virus that causes pneumonia in one person may not necessarily cause pneumonia in another person who is infected with it. For example the flu can can cause a fever, muscle aches and few lung symptoms in one person but a severe pneumonia in another. ...Read more

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Could my daughter have gotten her MRSA pneumonia from the child with a skin MRSA ?

Could my daughter have gotten her MRSA pneumonia from the child with a skin MRSA ?

Maybe: Mrsa is everywhere. It is responsible for 60-70% of simple abscesses acquired through community exposure. If your child is exposed to other kids and or adults at day care, school or the local grocery store, she could pick up the strain through casual contact. ...Read more

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Can a doctor diagnosis pneumonia in a child 3 and a half years old without a radiography?

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Can a doctor diagnosis pneumonia in a child 3 and a half years old without a radiography?

Yes: Pneumonia is often diagnosed clinically based on history and physical exam. Pneumonia may change the breath sounds heard with a stethescope by the physician. Chest xray is done at times to help determine the extent of the pneumonia or if the child is not responding to treatment. ...Read more

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7 year child.Pneumonia heard in all pulmonary fields. Started Azythromicyn. No fever after 24 hrs , but Rales still same in day 3 . Start injections?

7 year child.Pneumonia heard in all pulmonary fields. Started Azythromicyn. No fever after 24 hrs , but Rales still same in day 3 . Start injections?

Pneumonia improving: If the fever has resolved, and overall the patient is feeling better, it would not be completely unusual for the pulmonary findings to lag behind a few days assuming there are no other complicating factors such as asthma. Measurement of respiratory rate and pulse oximetry may shed more light on response. A follow up visit with your physician would be wise. ...Read more

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Can you get pneumonia from a child who just got the prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine?

Can you get pneumonia from a child who just got the prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine?

No: Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine does not contain any live bacteria or viruses. The vaccine can not cause pneumonia or infection in the person who was vaccinated or any contacts. Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine is very safe and effective. ...Read more

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Should child with pneumonia go to preschool?

Should child with pneumonia go to preschool?

Pneumonia: Probably not. If the child really has pneumonia and is a pre-kindergartner they belong at home with their parents until they have recovered, but obviously advice in this regard is at the discretion of the pediatrician seeing the child. Would frankly be surprised if many pediatricians were recommending attendance at preschool for a child with pneumonia. ...Read more

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How can you know if your child has pneumonia?

How can you know if your child has pneumonia?

Doctor diagnoses: Pneumonia in it's simplest definition is an infection of the lungs.It can be bacterial or viral.Symptoms tend to always include cough and fever along with breathing changes. Symptoms like fatigue and difficulty breathing can appear without warning, and can be severe.Certain symptoms, like cough and fatigue, may last for weeks, or longer.Your doctor will spot check Oxygen levels and listen to lungs ...Read more

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A child with pneumonia, is it ok to take them to a pool?

A child with pneumonia, is it ok to take them to a pool?

NO: A child with pneumonia needs to rest and avoid exertion. Any increase in activity can cause difficulty breathing. I would be worried about adding the dangers of water activities in someone with impaired breathing. ...Read more

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Can a child catch pneumonia in a household where viral pneumonia is present?

Can a child catch pneumonia in a household where viral pneumonia is present?

Yes: Keep children away from sick people. Take it as an opportunity to teach good hygiene practices. Wash hands, cover your cough, use clean utensils and tools ...Etc. ...Read more

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Can a child with pneumonia go swimming?

Yes: If the child is well enough to be active and go out, they should be fine going swimming. Depending on whether they are on antibiotics or not, be aware that while on some antibiotics, exposure to the sun needs to be limited. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to use a vaporizer for a 2 year old child with pneumonia?

Are you supposed to use a vaporizer for a 2 year old child with pneumonia?

No: You are not "supposed" to have a vaporizer. If you have one and it helps humidify the air then ok. I would not suggest buying one for pneumonia. Humidifiers and vaporizers are not as popular as they were years ago as the hot ones can burn a toddler who gets out of bed and the cool ones can grow germs if the water is not changed regularly. If it works for you, then use it. Otherwise no worries. ...Read more

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How common is it for a child to die of pneumonia?

Not common: It is not common at all in previously healthy children, but it does happen. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a child to die of pneumonia nowadays in the u.S.?

How likely is it for a child to die of pneumonia nowadays in the u.S.?

Rare: The overall rate of death is very low and significantly less than 10/100, 000, or 1 /10, 000. Most of these would be in children who also had some chronic illness such as cystic fibrosis, cancer, etc. ...Read more

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