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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone is dying of pneumonia, why don't they get put on some machine to keep their blood oxygenated?
They do...: ...But sometimes it's not enough.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sure, if unlucky: There is no law saying one cannot get pneumonia after recovering from pneumonia. Actually, a unlucky, sickly person can get a second case of pneumonia even before recovering from the first case. So, the best things to do are to stay healthy and strong, eat healthy foods, exercise, get vaccinated, avoid sick people; and if quite vulnerable, wear a face mask and wash hands after touching things. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Pneumonia can range in severity from mild to quite severe. Just depends on your overall health and the type of infection you have. Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Other disease processes like aspiration, COPD, asthma, interstitial pneumonitis have pneumonia like symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've heard that once you get pneumonia you continue to get it constantly my brother had it last year and now this year is there something we can do?
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