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How many days after flu onset would bacterial pneumonia begin?

How many days after flu onset would bacterial pneumonia begin?

At risk: Once the inner lining of the lung is infected, it is prone to a secondary infection. It may take weeks to recover from influenza, and a secondary pneumonia can occur at any time during that period. There is evidence that the risk for a pneumococcal pneumonia occurs even one week after influenza infection. An interesting link for more information: http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2013/06 ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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I was diagnosed with pneumonia last week. Highest fever of 104.5 went down after a day. Feel much better, small cough. When can I return to training?

I was diagnosed with pneumonia last week. Highest fever of 104.5 went down after a day. Feel much better, small cough. When can I return to training?

When you are ready: Glad you are better. Go back to training when you feel up to it. Don't expect to return to your pre-illness form just yet. If this was really pneumonia (and not just some viral upper respiratory illness) you should expect to have some difficulty at first with endurance- or aerobic activities. My guess is you had the flu or a similar illness and yo are ready to go. ...Read more

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Doc toild me I have bacteria pneumoina infection in the bottom of right lung. When can I go back to training? Forgot to ask him.

Doc toild me I have bacteria pneumoina infection in the bottom of right lung. When can I go back to training? Forgot to ask him.

When better: Finish your antibiotics; keep a light exercise regimen up during that time, and then gradually work your way back into shape. Don't try to return to your previous workouts right away - it may be 1-3 months before you'll be at full speed. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia

What is pneumonia

Lung infection: An infection of lung tissue air sacs ( alveoli) is a pneumonia. An infection confined to just the larger air tubes would be called bronchitis. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia?

What is pneumonia?

Lung infection: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue, usually caused by bacteria, but could be viral or parasitic. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia?

What is pneumonia?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungus. It can be diagnosed by a physician by chest x-ray in most cases. Most cases (if caught early enough) can be easily treated as an outpatient. It becomes more problematic in the elderly, and more medically frail patients so get evaluated by your doctor if you believe you have it! ...Read more

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Do I have pneumonia?

Do I have pneumonia?

Maybe: What symtoms do you have? You really should see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is pre-pneumonia?

What is pre-pneumonia?

No such medical cond: Your doctor maay be trying to simplify for you to understand that you might develop pneumonia, which can happen if you have bronchitis following sore throat and upper respiratory virus infections which are very common. Sometimes a pneumonia will follow after such infections. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia be cured?

Can pneumonia be cured?

Pneumonia.: Symptoms include cough, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, chills and sweats. Can develop quickly or can take some time, depending on the bacterium/virus involved. Signs include a measured fever and typical findings on a chest X-ray. Treatable with antibiotics generally. Yes, curable. ...Read more

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How is pneumonia treated?

How is pneumonia treated?

Antibiotics: There are many treatments for pneumonia including antibiotics, breathing treatments, oxygen and sometimes hospitalization is needed. ...Read more

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