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What Part Of The Body Does Pneumonia Affect
I was diagnosed with pneumonia 3 weeks ago, which also showed I had an enlarged spleen and heart. I was told the spleen was enlarged due to being so sick, why would my heart be enlarged, is it also part of pneumonia? And will it go back to normal size?
Get 2nd opinion: This doesn't seem like a complete picture. Consider getting a second opinion from an internist or hematologist. ...Read more
I just received a pneumonia immunization as part of a physical exam and the doctor recommended a shingles vaccine. How soon can I get that vaccine?
Now: According to CDC guideline, you should be able to get shingle vaccine now as long as you do not have active shingle rashes. In addition, if two vaccines are administered in one visit or closely, a different site for injection is preferred if possible. ...Read more
There is lung consolidation visible on my ct, but I ve no fever, so can this be that part of lung is collapsed instead of me having pneumonia, ?
Yes: Collapsed lung or atelectasis is sometimes interchangeably used with consolidation in radiology reports; its not exactly the same thing but may look similar. If you don't have symptoms of infection, its quite possibly you have some collpased lung tissue (atelectasis) rather than phlegm and inflammatory cells actually filling the lung tissue like you would in pneumonia. ...Read more
Pneumonia is a infection of lungs. It can be bacteria, viral or fungal. Fungal is rare and happens mainly in immunocompromised people. Bacterial is common and spreads through droplet infection (cough, sneezing,). Bacterial can be community acquired or hospital acquired (durning hospital admissions). Treatment depends on the cause and likely bugs causing it.
Yes: It can take a while for the immune response of your body to get back to normal after an infection ...Read more
Is it true that if we take bath late at night, is not good to our body and can cause pneumonia. Or if it is not, what is the bad effect if any?
Myths: You are describing a myth that has absolutely no truth to it. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, it can. We sometimes, but rarely find it in the blood in blood cultures. That said, although it may go throughout the body, most do not affect the rest of the body. As one of my instructors used to say "bacteria usually go to one type of school", meaning that they tend to be specific to certain types of body tissues. Also, antibiotics go through the blood to the entire body so this covers. ...Read more
If you think you may have pneumonia then you should see a doctor because bacterial pneumonia requires antibiotics, meaning the body will not "heal itself." chest heaviness and slight fever are very non-specific symptoms. A more detailed history, a physical exam, and necessary testing will help in making a diagnosis and directed treatment.
Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Does pneumonia temporarily decrease the immune system since lesser oxygen can be taken into the body?
Not quite: A bad one will knock out areas of lung so not allowing oxygen to enter the body as readily. But usually the immune system does the opposite and becomes increased in response - which is why people look and get very sick. If any concerns re immune system down and not recovering from pneumonia recommend urgent medical examination from a doctor licensed in your area. ...Read more
Can the overgrowth of yeast in the body cause pneumonia or increase your risk for getting pneumonia or are they two unrelated things?
Generally unrelated: Where would yeast be overgrowing. This theory of yeast overgrowth producing many other issues has never been scientifically proven and when subjected to inquiry does not stand up. Now, if you are immune suppressed, like with HIV disease you can have multiple illnesses simultaneously and this can include systemic yeast infections and pneumonia. Hope this is not you. Have a good thanksgiving. ...Read more
I feel fatigue. I have gotten pneumonia 4 years ago and my body temperature right now is 36.9 degrees Celcius. I worry a lot about getting sick.?
I came back from Argentina 30 days ago & have not felt the same Got over pneumonia after trip. Now can't stop itching all over body for days what isit?
Do I have pneumonia? I have been sick since the third of february. I have cold like symptoms, chills, sweating, pain on the right side of my chest, for 3 days my body ached very badly (is no longer aching), shortness of breath, haven't really been coughin
Symptoms: Symptoms of pneumonia can include shortness of breath (especially when expending energy) and coughing. The cough could bring up sputum that is mixed with blood or sputum that is brown, green or yellow. Sweating with clammy skin, fatigue, fever and chills, exhaustion and vomiting can also occur. Since you are still ill after ten days, you should see your doctor. It can be hard to distinguish the flu from pneumonia but your doctor can listen to your lungs, get a good history and possibly take a chest x-ray to help with the assessment. If you only had the flu, would have expected it to have resolved already. ...Read more
Are the symptoms of pneumonia and the flu the same body is very achy and I'm very tired and coughing?
Yes: The symptoms of influenza and pneumonia are very similar. Influenza can cause viral pneumonia. Both are characterized by cough, fever, constitutional symptoms and prostration. Influenza in the usa occurs between november and april with the highest incidence in the winter months. Get evaluated by your md. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more
My baby caught, nose running very much already one week. Body temlerature is normal. Is it possible to have already pneumonia without high temperature?
My son had pneumonia over the last week and now over the last few days he's been really ichy and has rash all over his body. Is this normal? If yes what the best way to help the kid? And how long does it take to go away?
Child age 12 "perpetual cough" 6 plus Wks. Original diagnosis micoplasma pneumonia-resolved. 10-12 lb. Wt. loss. Extreme fatigue continues, whole body in pain from constant ongoing coughing.?
Pneumonia & fever for 8 days, Xrays today showed no improvement from orig Xray. Fever stopped today. Is her body no longer trying to fight infection?
Dad in hospital 7 days. Fluid is building up in his body. He has pneumonia. Oxygen levels 89 at rest, 75 when standing/walking. Is this a bad sign?
Father in hospital: The fact he is in hospital with respiratory symptoms says he is ill but his doctors would know more information to help with your questions ...Read more
Had pneumonia &was hospitalized few mths ago. Still fatigued & past mth or more, having severe joint & body stiffness & pain. Normal or shld I go to Dr?
I've had body aches, headaches, cough/ green & now brownish-grey phlegm for a week and it's not letting up. My 2 yr old seems normal, pneumonia?
Certainly possible: Surprisingly, bacterial pneumonia is less contagious, but often more worrisome than viral. Worsening symptoms for a week is concerning for a pneumonia and should be evaluated by a doctor. Also, knowing exactly what you have would be good for your 2-yo...To hopefully prevent them from getting sick, or at least know how to treat it quicker. ...Read more
Had a chest X-ray and was told I have pneumonia. On meds but how long until the fever and body ache goes away? It's really bad!
My body aches, hurts to breathe, got a fever and lost my voice. What's wrong with me? I feel like it's either pneumonia or bronchitis.
Could be: Or maybe the flu / would be a good idea to see a doctor esp if your symptoms are worsening. ...Read more
Got chills all day yesterday and body aches 100.1 fever, headache. Today have little cough. Take Neurontin (gabapentin) 200mg 1xday. Could this cause pneumonia?
How do I know if I have pneumonia, X-ray two days ago heard nothing yet, cough nasal conjestion 2+ weeks no fever or body aches, allergies? Or cold?
"walking pneumonia": If you have any pneumonia at all, it would probably be the kind called 'walking pneumonia' which means ur actually doing OK. At least compared to 'regular' cases of pneumonia, where you could wind up in the hospital. Given that no one has called you after 2 days, most likely your chest X-ray didn't show anything. The doc reading that X-ray should call right away if there's a problem. Feel better! ...Read more
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