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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

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Pneumonia (Definition)

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Rest heartrate65-95, walking around110-120.Just recovered from pneumonia, have anxiety, now scared of exercising i'm worried, dangerous for my health?

Rest heartrate65-95, walking around110-120.Just recovered from pneumonia, have anxiety, now scared of exercising i'm worried, dangerous for my health?

No: Brisk walking is good for your health, well- being and may diminish your anxiety if you make it a habit. Check w/ your primary physician to make sure you are over your pneumonia and that you have no other contraindications to daily exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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How soon after having pneumonia can I start to workout again?

How soon after having pneumonia can I start to workout again?

Pneumonia: It depends. If a immuno-uncompromised individual gets pneumonia they usually recover quickly, 7-10 days. You may start work out gradually after ten days. ...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?

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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