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Doctor insights on: What Is Pulmonia

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What is pulmonia is that treatable?

Pneumonia: Bacterial and fungal pneumonias are treatable but primary viral pneumonias are often resistant to treatments like antibiotics or antiviral medications. ...Read more

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What are the signs of phemonia?

What are the signs of phemonia?

Pneumonia?: There is a fever, shortness of breath with exertion, fatigue, achiness in the mid back, a productive cough. ...Read more

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What is the syntoms of pnuemonia?

What is the syntoms of pnuemonia?

Don't diagnose @home: Cough, shortness of breath, altered (fast) breathing pattern, fever (generally more than 38 deg C), chills (teeth chattering), chest pain / discomfort when breathing in, sweating (predominantly at night at rest), feeling tired/weak, nausea, & vomiting. The SIGNS of pneumonia include altered breath sounds (heard by stethoscope), fast heart rate, & (most importantly:) an abnormal chest X-ray. TTYD. ...Read more

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What indicates you have pnumonia?

What indicates you have pnumonia?

Pneumonia: Cough fever purulent phlegm requires physician for confirmation on exam and radiography. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pnemonia?

What are the symptoms of pnemonia?

Many: Coughing, fevers, pain with breathing, productive cough, and worsening chest pains. ...Read more

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How long after pnemonia can you smoke?

How long after pnemonia can you smoke?

After your 70: The best answer I can give you is that you can resume smoking after your 70 years old. ...Read more

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How do I know if i have pnumonia or not?

How do I know if i have pnumonia or not?

Severe cough: Present for over 7 days, chest pain especially with breathing, abnormally colored or bloody sputum. And high fever are all associated with pneumonia HOWEVER the only SURE way is a CHEST X RAY!
Speak with your Primary Care Provider if you are unsure or have any of the symptoms above!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What are some suggestions as forms if excercise is I have pnomonia?

What are some suggestions as forms if excercise is I have pnomonia?

BEDREST: When one is ill one is advised by their loved ones and their doctors to rest. The definition of rest is 'to not work'. I add for my patients to 'not work out'. The best exercise with pneumonia is to rest and to not exercise. Seriously. ...Read more

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My son is 18 months old and has already had pnemonia 4 times. How concerned should I be?

See below: Depends. How was the pneumonia diagnosed? If it was diagnosed clinically, it may not have been pneumonia. If it was diagnosed with chest x-rays, then that is concerning. Especially, if it was in the same area. ...Read more

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How possible am I to get (or maybe already have gotten) pnuemonia right now (please read)?

How possible am I to get (or maybe already have gotten) pnuemonia right now (please read)?

Pneumonia: There are many causes of infectious pneumonia...viral, bacterial, and fungal. To get pneumonia you first have to be exposed. Usually this is from infected respiratory droplets from coughing/sneezing. Once you are exposed, whether you get infected or not depends on the amount of exposure, the virulence(ability to cause infection) of the bug, and the strength of your own immune system. ...Read more

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What is walking peumonia?

What is walking peumonia?

Atypical: Usually the term is used to refer to "atypical pneumonias" (like the one caused by mycoplasma, etc) in which there is a dissociation between the xray impression and the clinical presentation, (too mild symptoms for such a xray image). They are usually treatable and most patients do just fine. ...Read more

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Will amoxcillin treat pnemonia?

Will amoxcillin treat pnemonia?

Most likely: Amoxicillin has activity against the most common bacteria that cause pneumonia. ...Read more

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How long can u walk around with pnuemonia?

How long can u walk around with pnuemonia?

Varies a lot...: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs and varies from slight to deadly serious. So, people who are able to heal themselves of a slight pneumonia are probably able to walk around the whole time they have it. On the other end of the spectrum are the less fortunate ones who get sick, become bedridden, and never get up again. There are many germs that can cause pneumonia, too. ...Read more

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How long should I stay off work with pnemonia?

Till feeling better: Generally people can resume working a couple of days after fever and other symptoms, shortness of breath, cough etc have resolved. ...Read more

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What are signs of bronchitis turning to pnemonia?

Persistant symptoms: Flu like symptoms, breathing may be affected. Productive cough, fever etc. Of course, a chest x-ray will soon tell you if pneumonia is present. ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke an ecig when getting over pnemonia?

I would only breath: Clean air if my lungs were recovery from pneumonia. The ecig (electronic cigarettes) deliver nicotine ; other chemicals through aerosol that you inhale. ...Read more

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How do the symptoms of pnuemonia and bronchitis differ?

How do the symptoms of pnuemonia and bronchitis differ?

Often NOT!: Pneumonia describes infection of the lung tissue itself. Bronchitis is an inflammation or infection of the bronchial tubes leading to the lung tissue. Both can have fever & production of sputum (usually yellow, brown, green-grey, bloody, lime green) but pneumonia is more likely and will have chills. Bronchitis is usually with wheezing, barking cough and not as toxic. Hard to know @ times? ...Read more

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How long can you walk around with pnuemonia, what are signs of pnuemonia?

Depends: This depends on the cause of the pneumonia, both in mode of presentation and severity. Generally pneumonia produces fever, shortness of breathe, cough, sputum production, chest pain, malaise and limitations in activity levels. If you think you have pneumonia please see a doctor. ...Read more

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My husband is overweight and the third time in a year he has pnuemonia. Is this normal?

Recurrent pneumonia: Is not uncommon in middle-aged and elderly adults (age 50-85) following treatment in hospital for community-acquired pneumonia. Risk factors for recurrent pneumonia include: male sex, congestive heart failure, lung disease and/or other chronic diseases. It is important to have chest xray between episodes of pneumonia to be sure that it is clearing up. ...Read more

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Have persistent atypical pnuemonia for 7 weeks. Got EBUS. What are possible reasons for this ongoing pnuemonia?

Have persistent atypical pnuemonia for 7 weeks. Got EBUS. What are possible reasons for this ongoing pnuemonia?

Tricky: Obviously. Narrowing down what you mean by pneumonia is the first thing. Infiltrate on the x-ray? Fine, it takes a month to go away in everyone. Cough? Fine at best takes a month. Fever, chills, rigors and cough? Well, culture it, HIV associated ones NOT ruled out. The first female HIV cohort had NO risk factors in the majority of women. TB, fungal, other atypical organisms NOT routinely got. ...Read more

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My son is 5 and ever since he was little he has gotten bronchittis and pnemonia atleast once every year since he's been born what could cause this?

My son is 5 and ever since he was little he has gotten bronchittis and pnemonia atleast once every year since he's been born what could cause this?

Immune deficiency: Recurrent serious infections in a young child is suspicious for some type of inherited immune deficiency. You might consider bringing this up with your pediatrician, or asking for a referral to a specialist to investigate further. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pnemonia?

How to get rid of pnemonia?

Antibiotics: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissues. It is usually caused by one of a number of bacteria or by aspiration of saliva or food in those who have problems swallowing such as patients who have had strokes or altered levels of consiousness due to alcohol or drugs or seizures. Pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What should I do about my pulmonic stenosis?

What should I do about my pulmonic stenosis?

Pulmonary artery ste: I depend on your age. If you are older than 18 you should see a cardiologist with specialization in adult congenital disorders. If you know of this diagnosis, presumably you have already seen a specialist.

Depending on how significant the gradient is, you may need to have valve surgery. This can be done by traditional open-heart surgery or by transcatheter minimally invasive methods. ...Read more

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Bronchial pnuemonia and sudden death -accidental?

Probably not: Some pneumonia is very aggressive and even with treatment may cause death.
Age, smoker, lung disease, heart trouble.
Other illnesses. ...Read more

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Renal failure and pnemonia, chances of survival?

Renal failure and pnemonia, chances of survival?

Difficult t say: It is hard to say what the prognosis would be in a patient with kidney failure and pneumonia without a lot more information. Important factors would include: the patients age, and the presence of chronic diseases like diabetes, or copd, how severe the pneumonia is (does the patient need oxygen, is the patient on a ventilator (breathing machine), is the kidney failure old or new, etc. ...Read more