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Pneumonia Infection In Lungs
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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
Possibly: Pneumonia is one type of lung infection. Generally when someone is described as having "pneumonia" healthcare providers are thinking of a bacterial infection of the substance of the lung. Some forms of pneumonia / pneumonitis can also be caused by viruses. Infections of the breathing tubes without infection of the lung tissue is sometimes called bronchitis. ...Read more
Aspiration pneumonia: what are its causes and cures? What causes fluid build up in the lungs? Will infections set in?
Aspiration pneumonia: It is an inflamation of the lungs due to food, liquids, and often stomach acid entering lungs through the trachea. Its most common in those with swallowing abnormalities where the entrance to trachea is not adequately covered during swallowing. Reflux is often a contributing factor. Often more common in the elderly. Secondary infection may set in. Prevention is important in those predisposed. ...Read more
Is it possible to get a lung infection or pneumonia from breathing in cat litter? The night before my last CT I cleaned out the litter.
Well, if you forcefully inhale it directly into your lungs, then yes of course. The amount of dust dispersed and potentially inhaled from normal letterbox cleaning is not a risk though.
Toxoplasmosis, the infection commonly thought of from cat poop, is passed by ingestion from dirty hands, not inhalation, is rare in humans, and generally will not affect healthy non-pregnant people. ...Read more
Can I fly from ny to london england sick? I've had pneumonia and ear infections for several wks. Had chest xrays and medicine. Had checkup today and dr told me I still have fluid on left lung and ear infections are still there. What would happen if I sti
Intuitively,: Intuitively, this doesn't sound like a good idea. I'm assuming you are not contagious otherwise you would be putting other people at potential risk in the small confines of a plane. There would be potential issues with increasing coughing jags with dry pressurized air. On descent, pressure changes in an ear with impaired eustachian tube function could create pain and pressure in your ears and possibly sinus areas. ...Read more
Pneumonia: The fluid filling the alveolus, secondary to infection, is quite simply pus/ purulence that develops as white blood cells kill the infectant. A good amount of damage to alveolar cells also occurs due to proteins released from white blood cells designed to recruit more cells to area of infection, creating breaks in cell lining. This causes increased swelling/ fluid leak into air spaces. ...Read more
Went to my GP due to a chest infection He said he heard some crackles in my lungs does this mean pneumonia or can it still be just a chest infection?
Not necessarily: A chest infection can be either viral or bacterial. Both of these can cause the mentioned crackles. Plead follow the advice of your doctor and return to see him if your symptoms worsen. ...Read more
Not much: Pneumonia is usually used to refer to an infection in the clusters of breathing sacs in the lung. I suppose you could say a bacerial infection of the entry of the lung (tracheitis) could be defined better that way but I have never used it that way. To me they would seem to mean the same thing. ...Read more
PAIN had pneumonia, now gone but lung infection past wk, on meds past wk now glands swollen so bad head hurts, hurt 2 swollow. IN PAIN! Go to doc? Or er?
Symptoms: Please go to a local emergency room today. If things aren't to bad they can treat you and send you home. If your conditions is worse you will be transferred to the hospital. Hope all goes well. ...Read more
Bad sinus problems, shortness of breath, pain in my right chest. Pneumonia or just bad sinusitis? Two doctors listened to my lungs and turned out good and chest xray came out good. Sinus infection?
Chest xray is normal and there were normal breath sounds, it is very unlikely pneumonia.But sinusitis can sometime lead to lower respiratory infection like bronchitis which is inflammation in bronchi, that may be causing your shortness of breath.There is also possibility of bronchial asthma, which can be diagnosed by pulmonary function tests.
If symptoms of short of breath persist see a pulmonologis. ...Read more
Toddler aspirates up to honey thickness&gets pneumonia&chronic h-flu ear infections. (Has tubes) Is it possible ear drainage is getting to lungs?
No ear drainage asp-: -iration- The ear canals don't drain to the throat/mouth. Certainly any nasal/sinus drainage runs the risk of winding up in the lungs. Coughing is our body's way of attempting to keep the secretions formed in the back of the throat and sinuses out of the airways. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if I have hazed infiltrates in the right lung field (consider interstitial pneumonitis. TB infection?
I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?
I have rapid breathing with wezzing and upper back pain. I have had pneumonia before could it be that again or a chest infection?
Get checked.: Pneumonia is a chest infection. Other serious problems can cause chest pain and wheezing with trouble breathing, including a blood clot in your lungs. Get seen TODAY and get treated. If you are having a lot of trouble breathing or your pain is severe, get checked NOW, and call for an ambulance, if you cannot get a ride to a nearby emergency department. ...Read more
Do I have pneumonia. I have sob, no fever an ear infection flu symtoms and pain when I breathe in. Doc said my chest sounds fine, but can't breathe?
It's possible: Shortness of breath and pain when you breath are concerning for a lung process that could be an infection, although you might likely have a fever, productive cough, & exam findings when examined with a stethoscope. Respiratory infections are more than likely viral but can be produce significant symptoms. Depending on severity, duration, & other symptoms, a follow-up exam/xray or 2nd op can help. ...Read more
2 sinus infections in a row now pain in face gone but coughing thick white, yellow and green phelm. Middle of chest aches. Pneumonia likely?
Double pneumonia 3 yrs ago. Bad chest infection 3 months ago. CT scan showed 1.6cm enlarged hilar lymph node & emphysema & unchanged 3 months later.?
Repeated pneumonias: For a non-smoker getting emphysema (COPD) and then recurrent pneumonia raises some questions. Any history of travel to Asia or Africa? Specifically reasons to suspect TB? Also weight loss and or night sweats will sway me to get a biopsy of that hilar node. If the answer is No to above questions then simply repeating the CT scan after 6 months may suffice. Talk to a pulmonologist (lung doc). ...Read more
Doc toild me I have bacteria pneumoina infection in the bottom of right lung. When can I go back to training? Forgot to ask him.
When better: Finish your antibiotics; keep a light exercise regimen up during that time, and then gradually work your way back into shape. Don't try to return to your previous workouts right away - it may be 1-3 months before you'll be at full speed. ...Read more
I am hospitalized w/ pnemonia and possibly whooping cough. Blood test came back pos for staph. How serious is staph infection in the lungs?
Very: If you have positive blood cultures for staph aureus (ask your doctor what species of staph since if it is coagulase negative it is probably a contaminant) you are very seriously ill and infective endocarditis must be excluded from your diagnosis. You need to be seen in consultation by an infectious diseases expert. Hope you get over this soon. Good luck. ...Read more
Cold, ear infection, alternative dry cough and wet cough for a month. Chest Xray showed clear lungs, chronic appearing lung scarring but no Pnuemonia. Smoker. Urgent care doctor suggested to see Pulmonary specialist. What does this mean? Is scar a problem?
Nothing specific: The x-ray is really just a good screening tool and sometimes picks up old issues with little if any importance but if never seen before lead to more testing to make sure no treatment is needed. Smokers can have "dirty lungs" as can asthmatics. The term "scar" is a gestimate. It might be an old calcified lymph node or something worrisome.Urgent care is not the venue to pursue a head scratcher. ...Read more
Am I write in thinking that although HYPOSTATIC PNEUMONIA is not itself an infection it can be caused by an infection? But can it have other causes?
Bedridden immobility: Hypostatic pneumonia comes from shallow breathing while lying in a single position for a long time. Therefore bronchial secretions usually cleared by deep breathing & coughing instead settle by gravity in lower portions of the lung & become seats of infection. Usually in bedridden elderly. Also big reason why activity is encouraged right after major surgery. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I have bronchiectasy. It happened even four times in one year to have pneumonia or other respiratory infections. What can I do to prevent this?
Prevent infections: Would try to prevent causes of bronchi ecstasis. ...Read more
Could I get an infection easily, or pneumonia from water going down the wrong tube in the shower? I coughed a lot and vomited a bit when it happened.
Very unlikely.: Ingested water, if not in large amount, like in drowning, comes out due to coughing which is body's natural way to remove foreign objects. After a lot of coughing, as you did, most of it must have come out. Whatever didn't usually gets absorbed in to body. Besides shower water also do not carry germs which could cause infection like pneumonia. ...Read more
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
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