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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?
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 dont 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 : 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 . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 : 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?
No: A bad pneumonia can decrease your oxygen but your immune system actually goes into high gear in response to the infection. That is why you have symptoms like fever and excess sputum production with cough. It is your bodies immune response that is fighting the infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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
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