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Is bilateral pneumonia in children dangerous?

Is bilateral pneumonia in children dangerous?

Possibly: With early recognition and proper treatment, most kids respond to treatment, including some as outpatients.If a kid has an unusual form of pneumonia (staph) or one that is unresponsive to antibiotics, their course can be quite difficult. ...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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How much time to recover from severe pneumonia?

How much time to recover from severe pneumonia?

It depends: It depends on the type of pneumonia, your age, and your general health. Probably anywhere between 2-8 weeks or so. ...Read more

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What is bilateral pneumonia?Its very bad for may 1 year and 8months baby?

What is bilateral pneumonia?Its very bad for may 1    year and 8months baby?

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

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I was told that I have a touch of pneumonia and was wondering how long the severe coughing lasts?

I was told that I have a touch of pneumonia and was wondering how long the severe coughing lasts?

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

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What is bilateral perihilar pneumonia?

What is bilateral perihilar pneumonia?

Region Involved: Peri hilar is the region of the lungs where the infection occurs. It is the area where the structures that form the roots of the left lun enter and leave this viscus:pulmonary artery, pulmonary veins, lymphatic vessels and bronchus with bronciial venis and arteries. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia bilateral in children contagious?

Is pneumonia bilateral in children contagious?

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

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What is the difference between pneumonia and severe bronchitis?

What is the difference between pneumonia and severe bronchitis?

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 more

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1yr/5mos had 2 pneumonia history. Now another bilateral pneumonia occurs. what to do to prevent this in the future?

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

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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??

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??

Either way: It can happen either one of those ways. You can start out with a cold or flu and then develop pneumonia or you can just get pneumonia without an earlier infection. ...Read more