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Severe Bilateral Pneumonia
Yes: Please, please follow your doc's treastment recommendations and go to hospital if any signs the child is struggling. Look for blueness around mouth or hands, extreme fatigue, altered breathing pattern, change in behavior or responsiveness as signs to go back to hospital. ...Read more
It depends: Coughing is a mechanism that your body uses to clean your airways from mucus build up and to prevent collapse of lung tissue. Taking cough suppressants can delay the healing process and extend the duration of illness. You can use cough medicine during the night to help you rest. Recovery of illness depends on your current health, type of infection duration of rest, hydration status, & meds given. ...Read more
Yes: Most cases on bilateral pneumonia in children are caused by viruses or bacteria. These organisms can spread through droplets coughed out by the infected child into their surroundings & anyone nearby can inhale those droplets & thus acquire the infection if sufficient number of organisms have entered the lungs to start multiplying in the new host & cause infection. ...Read more
Location...: Bronchitis is an infection of the airways whereas pneumonia is an infection of the lung parenchyma itself. Clinically, pneumonia tends to be more severe than bronchitis but there is plenty of overlap so this distinction cannot always be made on clinical grounds alone. A chest x-ray will usually tell the difference as pneumonia usually shows on a chest x-ray but bronchitis does not show. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1yr/5mos had 2 pneumonia history. Now another bilateral pneumonia occurs. what to do to prevent this in the future?
Pediatric pneumonia: You really need to take the children to an experienced pediatrician to have them fully evaluated for risk factors. If you are in Manila, Makati Medical Center, or if you don't have the resources, PGH. Cannot answer your question without being able to see your babies and examine and test them. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
1yr/5mos had 2 pneumonia history. Had 1 shot synflorix & flu. Now another bilateral pneumonia occurs. Whats the cause?
Pediatric pneumonia: Take these babies to a doctor and have them evaluated. This cannot be solved over the internet. ...Read more
Pneumonia is going around very severe in my neighborhood. My question is can you just get pneumonia or does it normally start out as a cold/flu??
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