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How can pneumonia be prevented?
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
10 doctors agree
In brief: Vaccination, hygiene
Hand washing and getting the pneumonia vaccine (and getting your children vaccinated) reduce your chances of getting pneumonia.
The pneumonia vaccine covers only some strains of one species of bacterium (streptococcus), but it covers the worst actors.

In brief: Vaccination, hygiene
Hand washing and getting the pneumonia vaccine (and getting your children vaccinated) reduce your chances of getting pneumonia.
The pneumonia vaccine covers only some strains of one species of bacterium (streptococcus), but it covers the worst actors.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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2 comments
Dr. Michael Thompson
Actually, a vaccinologist told me that the pneumovax vacctination does NOT decrease the risk of getting pneumonococcal pneumonia! However, it does decrease the risk of side effects and reduces the severity of symptoms.
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Also a diet rich in antioxidants such as with fruits and vegetables is your best defense. I also recommend a probiotic daily. Since our gut contains 60% of our immune system, we need to keep our gut healthy. A good probiotic will replenish this good bacteria our bodies so desperately need to fight off disease.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Use neosporin to nos
As soon as you get cold start applying neosporin with a drop of oregano oil (pungent) and apply to nostril both for a week will prevent viral, bacterial and fungal inf or pneumonia.

In brief: Use neosporin to nos
As soon as you get cold start applying neosporin with a drop of oregano oil (pungent) and apply to nostril both for a week will prevent viral, bacterial and fungal inf or pneumonia.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Diet
Hygiene is so important.
Other ideas include a "clean" diet rich in fresh foods and avoiding junk and processed foods. A healthy immune system can prevent many problems. Cod liver oil and probiotics can be helpful. Elderberry twice a week as a prevention also can be helpful. Elderberry helps prevent the flu..Made from sambucous it is good for mucous.

In brief: Diet
Hygiene is so important.
Other ideas include a "clean" diet rich in fresh foods and avoiding junk and processed foods. A healthy immune system can prevent many problems. Cod liver oil and probiotics can be helpful. Elderberry twice a week as a prevention also can be helpful. Elderberry helps prevent the flu..Made from sambucous it is good for mucous.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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