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Is infant pneumonia contagious?

Is infant pneumonia contagious?

Pneumonia...: Is an infection in the lungs. Common causes include viruses and bacteria, which can be contagious. How contagious it is, and how it's treated, depends on the germ that's causing the pneumonia. Another cause might be something called "aspiration, " where some substance like milk or stomach contents gets sucked into the lungs. This is not contagious. ...Read more

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Can adults get RSV from an infected infant or would they just get pneumonia?

Can adults get RSV from an infected infant or would they just get pneumonia?

See below: Most likely an adult who had not already had that strain of RSV (which is less likely), would have cold symptoms or flu like symptoms. Most often, only infants and small children have respiratory difficulty but pneumonias are not impossible - but that would be secondary to the other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in infants, pneumothorax, pneumatocele, and empyema are frequent complications of pneumonia caused by?

Can you tell me in infants, pneumothorax, pneumatocele, and empyema are frequent complications of pneumonia caused by?

Rare complication: These are very rare and serious complications of pneumonia. First question - is the child immunized? Several organisms can cause this, including Strep pneumoniae and MRSA (methicillin resistant Staph aureus). If an infant is having such serious complications, the immune system will often be checked. Sometimes the bacteria is never recovered because the antibiotics given can alter culture results. ...Read more

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Does pneumococcal vaccine stop infants from catching viral pneumonia?

Does pneumococcal vaccine stop infants from catching viral pneumonia?

No: The pneumococcal vaccine helps prevent "strep pneumoniae" bacterial infections, such as pneumonia caused by that one type of bacteria. The vaccine doesn't prevent viral pneumonia, and doesn't prevent non-pneumococcal bacterial pneumonias. ...Read more

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Does anyone have information about infants prognosis with viral pneumonitis?

Does anyone have information about infants prognosis with viral pneumonitis?

Good, most...: ...Of the time. There are certainly severe cases; that caused by flu a tends to be the fastest-progressing, thus the recommendation fro the flu vaccine. Most children with viral pneumonitis recover well with supportive care. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pneumonia?

What are symptoms of pneumonia?

Signs of pneumonia: A persistent cough and fever over 102 fever commonly with shaking chills and sweating (although older people may have lower-than-normal body temperature), shortness of breath, chest pain that fluctuates with breathing (pleurisy), occasional headache, muscle pain, fatigue. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pneumonia are what?

Symptoms of pneumonia are what?

Pneumonia: Fever, cough, production of sputum, chest pain, shortness of breath, chills, and a variety of minor issues. The confirmation, however, is the presence of changes in lung tissue by x-ray. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of pneumonia?

What are the signs or symptoms of pneumonia?

Pneumonia.: Symptoms include cough, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, chills and sweats. Can develop quickly or can take some time, depending on the bacterium/virus involved. Signs include a measured fever and typical findings on a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bronchitis vs pneumonia?

What are the symptoms of bronchitis vs pneumonia?

Location...: Bronchitis is infection in the airways whereas pneumonia is infection of the lung itself. Usually, symptoms of bronchitis include coughing discolored sputum, wheezing, shortness of breath, fever, chills, body aches, etc. The symptoms of pneumonia can be very similar but your doctor can tell the difference via physical exam and test results. ...Read more

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What are bad symptoms of bronchitis and pneumonia?

What are bad symptoms of bronchitis and pneumonia?

Possibilities...: Both pneumonia and acute bronchitis are caused by infections. Symptoms that are worrisome include high fever, shortness of breath, hemoptysis (coughing blood). These symptoms would warrant an evaluation by your doctor. Also, if symptoms are worsening, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is done for a baby that was born with pneumonia?

What is done for  a baby that was born with pneumonia?

Supportive Rx/Abx: Neonatal pneumonia overlaps in its symptom presentation with group b strep (which can present as pneumonia), aspiration & respiratory distress syndrome.Initially, samples of blood are taken for tests & treatment is started with antibiotics & as much oxygen & fluid support as is needed.Feedings may be with held initially but will be advanced when possible or given iv. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it for a small baby to have pneumonia?

How dangerous is it for a small baby to have pneumonia?

It can be: It *can* be very dangerous for an infant to get pneumonia. Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and other problems. In most cases, there is a straightforward medical treatment and most babies are significantly better in a few days. Rarely, though, a baby can have a serious infection which is difficult to treat and may cause long term complications or even death. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

See below: Congested cough, generalized weakness, decreased appetite, fever, and change of personality. Not everyone gets same symptoms. The earlier you detect the better treatment respond this person gets. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a baby has pneumonia or just a cough?

How can you tell if a baby has pneumonia or just a cough?

See doctor: Physical exam and possibly chest x-ray may be necessary, but this will depend upon the clinical history and findings by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a baby that was born with pneumonia?

Can you tell me about a baby that was born with pneumonia?

Depends on which one: There are several common pneumonias that babies can be born with. Also how big was the baby? If the infant was on a ventilator for several days, then there might be some short term wheezing that can go along with the healing process. ...Read more

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Baby scimitar syndrome pneumonia. Is this a real condition?

Baby scimitar syndrome pneumonia. Is this a real condition?

Very much so: Scimitar syndrome is a disease that affects the heart and the lung. There are different types some with need for surgery to remove the affected portion of the lung or a catheter procedure to occlude the vessel abnormally supplying the affected lung portion. The extent of anomalous pulmonary venous drainage will dictate whether cardiac surgery is needed. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...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