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Hours to days: Pneumonia can cause respiratory distress in a matter of hours to days. Some cases of pneumonia can be very mild and might not cause significant respiratory symptoms even if untreated. Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) can occur due to any number of conditions, pneumonia is just one of them. It can happen within minutes or hours of the trigger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long would untreated pneumonia take to turn into acute respiratory distress syndrome, and then on to death?
Is it possible for a man to contract a UTI if he receives oral sex from a partner with untreated bacterial pneumonia?
AnythingPossibleBut-: Unlikely. In fact I'd say very unlikely. It is possible to contract urethritis from someone whose mouth is infected with Chlamydia or Gonorrhea but untreated pneumonia? No. I'm trying to imagine someone "administering" oral sex while coughing a lot. Hmmmm, might be...interesting. But in any event, if you have any UTI symptoms, get it checked out. You might have gotten it some other way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can be very serious: Pneumonia in the days before antibiotics had a risk of death of about 30-40% in the United States. Because of this risk, pneumonia was called the "captain of the men of death" in the early 1900's by Dr William Osler. People who are very young, very old, or very sick due to other illnesses are at a greater risk of death due to pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that broncitis can turn I to pneumonia if left untreated. I get broncitis but domt get it treated just rest. ?
No antibiotics: The current recommendations for treating acute bronchitis include not prescribing antibiotics in most cases. Bronchodilators and steroids (oral or inhaled) can open up the airways to improve breathing and facilitate the clearing of secretions. Keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of water. ...Read more
Found out 3 yo has bacterial pneumonia today. Thought it was virus for 5 days. Is that long enough to go untreated to turn septic? I'm very worried
Depends on variables: It is not unusual for a respiratory virus to eventually lead to a bacterial pneumonia, otitis media or sinusitis. When it does it is usually marked by an obvious change in the kids symptoms.If your doc treated this as an outpatient, as many are, it is not that serious. Sometimes we treat as an inpatient if they are not taking fluids well. I can't recall any pneumonia I've treated going septic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 41 & have ra. Untreated since nov when i had pneumonia & pleurisy. Pulmonologist now suspects viral myocarditis. How scared should I be?
Concerned not scared: You should be evaluated by a cardiologist and have further cardiac studies ekg etc. ...Read more
Depends...: ...On what kind of pneumonitis. Viral pneumonitis mostly resolves without treatment, others may not. ...Read more
Can leaving hypersensitivity pneumonitis untreated for 2 years be potentially dangerous for the lungs? If so, how?
HRCT: There are stages of progression of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It is difficult to predict the course, but a follow up HRCT of the lungs provides information about the degree of involvement and scarring in the lung. Steroids are used to treat the disease, and I would also advise that you have a bronchial washing as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers