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What are the most powerful antibiotics for lung infections?

What are the most powerful antibiotics for lung infections?

Depends.: Antibiotics not graded according to power. Akin to asking which wrench is best. Answer is the one that fits. Antibiotics are chosen and tailored to specific infections. Hundreds of different organisms can infect the lung. Antibiotics are chosen depending upon best guess of infecting organism until culture data or clinical condition causes a change to a more "powerful", i, e, appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Can all lung infections be easily treated?

Can all lung infections be easily treated?

Depends: Bacterial lung infections tend to be easier to treat than fungal lung infections. All is a strong word and clearly some people die each year with lung disease/infection despite adequate drug therapy. ...Read more

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Are most lung infections fatal?

Are most lung infections fatal?

No.: Many infections are viral and get better by themselves. Bacterial infections respond to antibiotics. There are drugs to treat fungal infections and tb. ...Read more

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49 yof, extreme lethgary, freq, lung infections, now periods lasting more than 2 wks. What could be the cause?

49 yof, extreme lethgary, freq, lung infections, now periods lasting more than 2 wks. What could be the cause?

The list: Of possibilities is long but specific answers may only come from a detailed consultation with your internist and/or pulmonologist. Infection, immunocompromise, restrictive/obstructive lung disease, allergic response, asthmatic bronchitis, collapsed lung tissue. A detailed history, lab parameters and radiographic tests may be necessary. ...Read more

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Why is it that smokers get more lung infections?

Why is it that smokers get more lung infections?

It is poison to lung: Various elements in cigarette smoke damage the cells which line the air passages and the alveolar cells in the lungs where oxygen is absorbed. It especially damages the hair cells which have little cilia which push mucus and the crud we breathe in out of the lungs, so our lungs cannot clean themselves out. It also kills immune cells which help produce antibodies and kill the germs we are breathing. ...Read more

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Are lung infections commonly contagious?

Are lung infections commonly contagious?

Yes and No: Some lung infections or pneumonias such as viral, influenza and bacterial, tuberculosis are contageous from person to person. Other pneumonias such as aspiration pneumonia or ventilator associated pneumonias are not contageous. ...Read more

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Can alcohol contribute to lung infections?

Can alcohol contribute to lung infections?

Yes, indirectly: When people drink heavily, they will fall asleep, but if the sedation is severe enough, they will not be able to handle the secretions that build up in their mouths and may aspirate these, which is a cause of pneumonia. Alcohol also affects the immune system, and alcoholics get pneumonia sometimes with very strange germs, like klebsiella they also get more tuberculosis and mycobacterial infections. ...Read more

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Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Yes: Its not very common, but fungus can cause lung infections, its more common in people whose immune system is down "due to aids for example".. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more