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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
7 year child.Pneumonia heard in all pulmonary fields.Started Azythromicyn. No fever after 24 hrs,but Rales still same in day 3.Start IM 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
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
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
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