Pneumonia old people

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Avatar m tn I accidentally get two shots of pneumonia vaccine within 3 years, any ill effects for me, I am 70 years old. The recommendation is to have pneumonia vaccine at least 5 years a part. Please help. Thanks...
Avatar n tn That's a rough time for you both. I've seen aspiration pneumonia in animals, particularly baby squirrels. People mean well and try to help by giving a baby squirrel some fluid by mouth. Problem is it takes a gentle, trained hand to feed a small animal and too often the animal will aspirate (breath in) some of the fluid, food or formula. It gets into the lungs and is a perfect medium for bacteria to grow. And it can be hard to catch it in time.
Avatar n tn I also have a persistent cough ranging from phlegmy to dry. Last year, 2006 in January, my doctor said I had mycoplasma pneumonia and prescribed Biaxcin for a month. The flushing and sweats continued. In September 2007, after blood testing, he said I had mycoplasma pneumonia and this time prescribed Doxycycline Hyclat for a month, 2 x's a day. I am in the 3rd week of taking antibiotics. While the cough has lessened, I still have the low grade fever.
Avatar n tn I've encountered a case in which a 5-day old puppy was brought in the clinic with hemoptysis, I concluded that it was aspiration pneumonia because the puppy was only been nursed by the owner... We immediately administered antibiotics and wasn't able to put on IV fluids due to the small size of the puppy, we tried administering oral fluids, but it doesn't work well.... after an hour, the puppy died and coughed a lot of blood....
186606 tn?1263513790 Yuckers!!!! Pneumonia? Please take care of yourself and feel better soon. We are all wishing you a speedy recovery! Take It Easy!
Avatar f tn The father of the baby is a father of 3 other healthy children from another woman. His 4th child died due to pneumonia at just 4 weeks old but they classified his death as SIDS. This story is so complex that I just want to shout with frustration. I preached to my sister about keeping her baby AT HOME and not running up and down the roads with him.. I preached about keeping at HOME at night and not at a different home in a different town every night. She did not listen.
Avatar n tn Can a 72 years old person who has just recovered from pneumonia but continues to stay at a hospital have a possibility of having a recurring pneumonia?
Avatar n tn That will be something you need to discuss with your dr. They recommend the shots for people who work in healthcare, young children, the elderly, and people who have immune system problems. I was taking them for a few yrs due to having endo and i got sick easily. But now i am going to have to check with mr dr about if i still need them since i had my hysterectomy.
Avatar m tn Overall, people taking acid-suppressing drugs were between 22 percent and 27 percent more likely to get pneumonia than people not taking these treatments. The researchers estimated that for every 200 people taking one of these drugs, one extra person would develop pneumonia. They also found that the risk of pneumonia seemed to rise with higher doses. And the risk was highest when people first started taking these drugs.
Avatar n tn I am 41 yr old , relatively healthy, chase around a 2 yr old all day and drive around the 13 yr old I was very active Now I was diagnosed with pneumonia from chest x-ray in ER when I woke up feeling sick and high fever. I was put on cylrathomicin (not sure of spelling) for 10 days, its been 6 days now and although the fever is gone, the coughing fatigue and nausea are still here. I went to my primary doctor yesterday and he said, "you have pneumonia!!!
314554 tn?1337457719 Voted early today and ran into an old neighbor who is a retired GI doc. We didn't have a detailed conversation about HCV but he was stunned when I told him my GI doesn't vaccinate HCV patients for pneumonia unless they are cirrhotic. I have only had the Hep A & B vaccinations I never get flu shots and wonder if I should consider this. I am not even sure I would know or feel any different if I did get the flu. Any experience with this?
Avatar n tn when the pneumonia viral gets into blood, how to cure it ? for old people 78yo, wtih parkinson disease.
518117 tn?1429279873 April, on the medhelp social forum posted in a journal, her son got it. He is now in the hospital with pneumonia. He is 5 years old. I think I will take the vaccine just in case.
Avatar f tn 6 weeks ago I was diagnosed with pneumonia through a chest x-ray. I was put on Avelox and an inhaler. Two days later I had to go to the ER b/c the symptoms were worse. Breathing was more difficult. I was then given an antibiotic shot and a Zpac. They did a blood test-WBC was normal. I started to feel better the next week. However, as soon as the antibiotic round was over, my symptoms began to return. I run a low fever on and off all day of 99.
Avatar f tn Doctors "accidentally" discovered I had pneumonia when I went to the ER for a gall bladder attack in May. They heard rales. I had an elevated D-dimer but all other labs were ok so had CT scan which showed rll pneumonia. I had not symptoms at all. No fever, no cough, no abnormal labs (except the elevated d-dimer). I had a zpack and then another CT scan after 2 weeks. The pneumonia was still there and then there was also a small nodule.
Avatar f tn and there seems to be an outbreak of walking pneumonia in our area. My friend's grandson was the latest to be dx'd. Several people at my church over the last 5 - 6 weeks. Once I mentioned it on Facebook, people admitted they'd had it and didn't stay home. LOADS had the flu.
279234 tn?1363108849 The pediatrician mentioned that they stopped testing for the flu around here. They said it wasn't reliable. People that had the flu were showing up negative on the test but then developing pneumonia that goes hand in hand with H1N1. After my children recovered within 2-3 days..I thought, it must not have been H1N1. They were problem. Then it happened..ME the mom that never gets sick, started to feel not so good by Sun. I shrugged it off as being tired and allergies.
Avatar n tn My son is 4 1/2 and has had pneumonia on and off since he was 5 months old. He was on Pulmicort and albuterol after a short visit in the hospital at 5 months old but the pediatrician gave me no valid reason for him to be ont hem so long so I swithched pediatricians when he was 7 months. The new pediatrician took him off of the pulmicort only to put him on albuterol when he would get pneumonia; which was about 5 times a year. The Dr.
Avatar n tn My daughter is 4 years old and has had pneumonia 3X. This last bout has lasted about 3 months so far. She shows an infiltrate in her right lung that has remained. She has been on so many antibiotics it's scary. Her doctor want's to test her for CF. My husband and I were tested and were shown not to be carriers. She also has problems with sinus infections. She is sick all of the time and on antibiotics. She has had allergy testing, negative and also some immune testing, normal.
Avatar n tn Father Inlaw 78yrs old has pneumonia and is in the hospital. He has lost an extreme amount of weight and is very thin/frail. He is on a IV of antibotics and is also currently on oxogen. He is also recieving an IV of fluids because of dehidration. His right lung has collapsed. Polminary doctor had performed a procedure to remove some fluid in collapsed lung, and said there was little fuild, tested it and it was fine.
Avatar f tn Also i rinced mouth with hot tea in next 20 minutes (because its only drink was available at this time); For full info he was 50-60 years old, also i'm was not sure about my mouth state: no sores or cuts, but i think lips were a bitted, not for blood though, my gums were recessed some. The left-handed pneumonia was diagnosed last week, though i never ill it before. Now i'm very stressed and understand how stupid i was. Whats risk to get HIV in such situation.
Avatar f tn Hi there. I was previously a health 30 year old female, and contracted pneumonia last year and developed a pleural effusion on my right lung. I was in hospital for two weeks as I had an infection (hot/cold/sweats) and it took them a few days to find what the cause was and whether or not I should have the fluid drained. Eventually they inserted a chest tube and drained over 1.5lt of fluid over 24 hours.
Avatar f tn This is a tough. I have told some people most of them long time friends that live out of town. Some people are so judgemental. I would just keep telling people you are anemic and the DR doesn't know what's causing it. There are many things that can cause anemia. I am new to this area, so I do not have many friends here. The people I told, drop me like a hot potato. We were not that close ,so F... them! It did hurt my feeling.
Avatar n tn Sorry she had the trigger problem with pneumonia. Us old folks get pneumonia shots, I guess young people don't. The normal echo is a very good sign/indication, let's see what the the holter shows.
Avatar n tn It can cause flu-like symptoms in humans, but in immunosuppressed people (elderly, children, HIV etc) may cause pneumonia. There is a test you can run on the bird's feces and/or blood. Do you have an avian vet locally? (ie. someone comfortable dealing/handling birds, as well as drawing blood from such a small patient).