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Why do I keep getting pneumonia ?

Why do I keep getting pneumonia ?

Recurrent Pneumonia: One common cause is misdiagnosis. Not knowing your case, i can't say this is what's going on, but a lot of disease get called "pneumonia" when in fact there is something else going on. There are some cause of recurring pneumonia however such as immunological system deficiencies, aspiration (choking bacteria into the lungs), and underlying lung diseases that haven't been diagnosed. See a lung doc. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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Why do I keep getting pneumonia? This is the fifth time in a year. Last one led to severe sepsis.

Why do I keep getting pneumonia? This is the fifth time in a year. Last one led to severe sepsis.

See a doctor: Without knowing more of your medical history, I am unable to say why you have had repeated episodes of pneumonia, but it is certainly a concern. Some illnesses and medications, as well as smoking might affect your body's ability to fight infection. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can children get pneumonia?

How can children get pneumonia?

From others: Lung infections (pneumonia) are usually transmitted from one person to another by inhaling the organism that causes it. ...Read more

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Can healthy people get pneumonia?

Can healthy people get pneumonia?

Yes: Generally the healthier you are, the less likely you are to contract this and other infectious diseases. But subtle changes in your body resistance along with exposure can cause pneumonia to start. ...Read more

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Can you get pneumonia in the summer?

Can you get pneumonia in the summer?

Yes: Pneumonia is inflammation in the lung usually form infection it can occur throughout the year but is more common during winter months. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia and how do you get it usually?

What is pneumonia and how do you get it usually?

Infection of lungs: Pneumonia is infection in the lung(s) caused by many types of bacteria or viruses. These infections are acquired from our immediate surroundings - by inhaling tiny droplets that carry these bugs into our lungs where they start to multiply & cause infection. Some viruses are also spread via objects that we handle. Handwashing, avoiding contact with people with colds are best preventive strategies. ...Read more

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I'm 29 and i just got pneumonia. How bad can this get?

Yes it can get bad: But usually it doesn't. See a doctor and get an opinion as to whether you need antibiotics, especially if you're fever is worse, or you are short of breath, dizzy, etc. ...Read more

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How do you get pneumonia anyway? Is everyone susceptible?

It depends: Some pathogens such as tuberculosis are dangerous to everyone. Other causes of pneumonia only infect people with very weak immune systems. On a daily basis, various pathogens are inhaled or aspirated many times. However, a healthy immune system (is) provides barriers & cell defense systems which prevent pneumonia. If there is a temporary weakness in ones is then pneumonia may develop. ...Read more

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If you get pneumonia, will you get it again in the future?

If you get pneumonia, will you get it again in the future?

Possible: But not necessarily likely, unless the lungs and the tubes leading to the lungs have been damaged by the prior infection, leaving them more susceptible to repeat attacks. ...Read more