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What can I do to prevent pneumonia at home?

What can I do to prevent pneumonia at home?

Hand washing: Sometimes the first event in bacterial pneumonia is catching a virus which breaks down natural defenses and allows for bacteria to proliferate. Certainly flu vaccine can help and avoiding activities that can lower immunity such as smoking, excessive alcohol, extreme stress including extreme exercise. Good sleeping habits can also help. ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

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


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How can I prevent pneumonia? What causes pneumonia? Is there a way to prevent it? .

How can I prevent pneumonia? What causes pneumonia? Is there a way to prevent it?

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Varied causes: There are pneumonia vaccines to help decrease your chance of pneumonia. Staying away from people who are sick with the cough can also help decrease your chance of pneumonia. Pneumonia can be caused by viruses, bacteria and fungus. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia? What are those medicine can heal pneumonia? How can I prevent or how to prevent pneumonia?

What is pneumonia? What are those medicine can heal pneumonia? How can I prevent or how to prevent pneumonia?

Lung infection: Pneumonia is an infection of lung, usually caused by bacteria or virus but also by fungus, too. Chemicals can cause similar pneumonitis or inflammatory response. Cancers & foreign objects can also block lungs too. Best way to prevent pneumonia is to avoid being coughed/sneezed upon, wash hands frequently, don't smoke, maintain your immune system via diet & exercise. Most important, stop smoking! ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my dad prevent pneumonia?

Is there a way to help my dad prevent pneumonia?

Simple things: Most importantly, if he smokes, help him quit. Aside from that, simple things like handwashing and trying to avoid sick family members if able are really about all you can do. If he's over 65 or has some chronic diseases like COPD or diabetes, he can get a pneumonia vaccination that won't prevent pneumonia but can make it less severe if he does get it. Should also get flu shot every year. ...Read more

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How can you prevent pneumonia in a victim with a chest injury?

How can you prevent pneumonia in a victim with a chest injury?

Spirometry + Walking: The risk of pneumonia can be reduced with incentive spirometry (breathing exercises) and by increasing physical activity as much as possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how lowering drugs that reduce alertness aid in preventing pneumonia?

Can you tell me how lowering drugs that reduce alertness aid in preventing pneumonia?

Aspiration: If drousy just like not able to drive or work heavy machinery with out ill effect, eating or drinking, food or liquid with reflexes suppressed can allow aspiration which in turn can cause pneumonia. ...Read more

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Can you get a vaccination to prevent pneumonia?

Pneumovax 23: is an available vaccine which can help prevent serious lung infections by 23 serotypes of pneumococcus. This vaccine does not prevent other types of bacterial or viral pneumonia. ...Read more

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Do you know of any air purifiers that you would recommend to prevent pneumonia and other related lung issues?

Do you know of any air purifiers that you would recommend to prevent pneumonia and other related lung issues?

Many: First ; foremost stop smoking. Secondly stay away from people who do smoke no matter what they are smoking. Purchase a room air purifier that will filter the air in your home. Try on line or stores like best buy, costco, b.J. Etc make sure you get a flu shot every year. Wash your hands frequently. Stay away from people who cough ; don't cover their nose ; mouth. Get a pneumonia immunization. ...Read more

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How can a patient prevent contracting pneumonia after surgery?

How can a patient prevent contracting pneumonia after surgery?

Follow your surgeons: instructions.deep breathing. Using the respiratory "balls" and follow the respiratory therapist instructions ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent bacterial pneumonia?

You can reduce your: Risk of pneumonia by getting your yearly flu vaccine. Also if you are an appropriate candidate, get your pneumonia vaccine every 5 years. If you are immunocompromised, avoid visiting sick patients. ...Read more

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