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What is the probability that pneumonia in older people will kill them?

What is the probability that pneumonia in older people will kill them?

Variable: That depends on the type of pneumonia, the severity, their immune system, other health conditions (such as asthma or copd). There isn't a one size fits all response for this. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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What is the best way to take care of pneumonia in three year olds?

What is the best way to take care of pneumonia in three year olds?

Etiology: In 3 year olds most pneumonias are caused by bacteria which require therapy with appropriate antibiotic. Diffrent bacteria are destroyed by different antibiotics. If pneumonia is severe sometimes hospitalization is necessary. Very virulent pneumonias sometimes require placement of chest tubes and assisted ventilation for resolution. ...Read more

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Ever since i had pneumonia I have coughed like a 50 yr old smoker. How do I get better?

Ever since i had pneumonia I have coughed like a 50 yr old smoker. How do I get better?

Time,likely: Pneumonia symptoms can include a persistent cough even during recovery. The couh should go away after 6-8weeks. If it has not you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Do a diagnosis of acute pneumonia require hospitalization to a otherwise healthy 43 year old female?

Do a diagnosis of acute pneumonia require hospitalization to a otherwise healthy 43 year old female?

Not necessarily: If your pulse isn't too high, and you can drink fluids, and followup can be obtained, and you don't have chronic immune system issues, then acute pneumonia can often be treated successfullyas an outpatient. ...Read more

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Previously healthy 35 yr old female. Had pneumonia for first time ever in March. Will I be prone to get it again now that I have had it?

Previously healthy 35 yr old female. Had pneumonia for first time ever in March. Will I be prone to get it again now that I have had it?

Possibly: previously healthy patients that pick up pneumonia in the community are at a slightly higher risk to get recurrent pneumonia than those patients who have not had community-acquired pneumonia before ...Read more

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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 in 3 year old not getting better, what to do?

Follow up appt: Pneumonia takes time to resolve. If your doctor has determined that antibiotics are needed, some reasons that the pneumonia may linger includes resistance of the bacteria to the antibiotic, skipped doses or another infection in addition to the original one. A follow up appt with your doctor is suggested. ...Read more

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What are the chances for an 11 year old dying from pneumonia?

Depends: Does the kid have normal health prior to the illness? What circumstances led to the pneumonia?What type of pneumonia is it? We routinely see/treat pneumonias in 11 yo as an outpatient.Most have a viral process that self heals, some have other germs that can be worrisome. I have seen influenza & bacterial pneumonia almost kill a kid, but illness that bad is quite rare. ...Read more

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Is it ok to breasfeed my 2weeks old baby even i have a pneumonia?

Is it ok to breasfeed my 2weeks old baby even i have a pneumonia?

Usually: Most pneumonia is not something you would easily pass to the baby and any meds they gave you to treat it are likely okay during breastfeeding.Check with your babies doc to be sure. ...Read more

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How long will it take my 11months old baby to recover from pneumonia?

How long will it take my 11months old baby to recover from pneumonia?

Depends on the cause: Depends on the cause but most pneumonias in this age group are treated with antibiotics and babies recover in 10 to 14 days with treatment. ...Read more