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What are the causes of pneumonia to the babies, how to prevent this, and what are the medications to treat pneumonia for babies?

What are the causes of pneumonia to the babies, how to prevent this, and what are the medications to treat pneumonia for babies?

Usually Viral: If you have a normal child birth - full term with no complications and all vaccines - then cough and runny nose symptoms are most likely associated with a virus and you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and nose suction. If the baby is less than 1 month old and has a fever, you need to go to an emergency department. ...Read more

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What drug can be prescribed for brunch pneumonia to a 3 month baby?

What drug can be prescribed for brunch pneumonia to a 3 month baby?

Clarify question: I am not familiar with brunch pneumonia. Infants can take antibiotics just as adults can with some exceptions, such as avoiding Ceftriaxone in the newborn period and Doxycycline less than 8years. ...Read more

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Bronco-pneumonia in a 22months old baby, how long has he been exposed to the bacteria/virus that can make him sick?

Bronco-pneumonia in a 22months old baby, how long has he been exposed to the bacteria/virus that can make him sick?

Varies/M.D.visit: Incubation periods vary depending on the underlying cause, and viral shedding can persist for weeks and even months. Infection of the airways may be caused by a number of viruses or bacteria. In particular, RSV and meta pneumovirus at this age can be associated with bronchiolitis and pneumonia. If there is fever, prolonged cough, respiratory difficulty, please follow up with you doctor. ...Read more

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Possibility of aspiration pneumonia my 7 m.O baby chocked on liquid vitamins, coughed violently, vomited, still occasionally coughs 12 hours after.

Possibility of aspiration pneumonia my 7 m.O baby chocked on liquid vitamins, coughed violently, vomited, still occasionally coughs 12 hours after.

Choke/cough: Anytime there is a combination of choking on something in an infant or toddler followed by coughing, there is a possibility that a small aspiration occurred. It is also possible a little 'went down the wrong way' and the trachea (windpipe) is a little irritated. If any difficulty or distress breathing needs to be seen now/today. If just the little coughing and otherwise fine, humidity and observe. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with small airway disease. Born 27.5 weeks, on vent and pneumonia and pulmonary edema as baby. Had pft. Chronic coug. Tightness in chest when not on inhaler. Nonsmoker. What does this mean?

Diagnosed with small airway disease. Born 27.5 weeks, on vent and pneumonia and pulmonary edema as baby. Had pft. Chronic coug. Tightness in chest when not on inhaler. Nonsmoker. What does this mean?

Association: Very premature children (those born before 32 weeks' gestation) have higher asthma risk -- almost three times that of children born at full term for asthma as young adults. In one study adults age 25 to 35 yrs old had over twice incidence of asthma than adults of full term infants. There is association but not definite cause and effect. ...Read more

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Is infant pneumonia contagious?

Is infant pneumonia contagious?

Pneumonia...: Is an infection in the lungs. Common causes include viruses and bacteria, which can be contagious. How contagious it is, and how it's treated, depends on the germ that's causing the pneumonia. Another cause might be something called "aspiration, " where some substance like milk or stomach contents gets sucked into the lungs. This is not contagious. ...Read more

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Can adults get RSV from an infected infant or would they just get pneumonia?

Can adults get RSV from an infected infant or would they just get pneumonia?

Yes: Rsv actually doesn't invade the blood during infections and never triggers the quality of immune response you would get if it did. Children and adults will commonly acquire RSV every other year on average throughout life with symptoms of decreasing intensity as they age. Pneumonia from RSV is an exception and generally hits small infants, asthmatics or adults with many health problems. ...Read more

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My 3 babies have pulmonary hyperaeration (8yrs old), interstitial pneumonitis (7 y/o) and primary TB infection(5y/o.What best meds can I have for them?

My 3 babies have pulmonary hyperaeration (8yrs old), interstitial pneumonitis (7 y/o) and primary TB infection(5y/o.What best meds can I have for them?

Possible conditions: If there are chest radiographs/CT scans, perhaps you could upload them. I have a consult service at : healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Keycode: NCYHPZ. Each of these conditions may have a different underlying cause. Hyperinflation may be related to asthma/ bronchial obstruction. Interstitial pneumonitis is commonly associated with viral illnesses, but there are other causes. TB test all household members. ...Read more

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