Bacterial pneumonia is the most common type of pneumonia in the community. Community-acquired bacterial pneumonia is not considered contagious in the traditional sense of the word. I have personally treated thousands of patients hospitalized with common bacterial pneumonia in the last 15 years of my medical practice. Once someone is diagnosed with pneumonia, friends, family, … Read more Is bacterial pneumonia contagious?
When you or your loved one is diagnosed with pneumonia, it is natural to wonder how you get pneumonia. Pneumonia is a common illness that can make you very sick. In my medical practice, I admit several patients to the hospital for the treatment of pneumonia. Most of my patients and their families ask me … Read more How do you get pneumonia?
Checking your oxygen level is very important with pneumonia. Low oxygen levels with pneumonia are one of the most important indicators of a bad outcome with any pneumonia. In the last 15 years, I have treated hospitalized patients with pneumonia that had different degrees of problems with their oxygen levels. I am writing this article … Read more Oxygen level with pneumonia
The short answer is yes. Yes, you can have pneumonia without a fever. I strongly recommend that you read the rest of the article for the long answer because it is a very important question and you need more information to understand the specific situations. As a practicing MD, my patients and their families have … Read more Can you have pneumonia without a fever?
Fluid accumulation in your chest is a known complication of pneumonia. If you or someone you love was diagnosed with pneumonia associated with fluid in the lungs, you can read all about it here. I have personally treated several patients over the last 15 years with fluid in the lungs from pneumonia. Based on my … Read more Fluid in the lungs from pneumonia
Yes, you can treat pneumonia at home if you meet certain criteria. It is important to understand those criteria properly, because pneumonia can potentially become a life-threatening illness. If you are concerned about possible pneumonia, you need to talk to your doctor. You may be able to treat pneumonia at home, but you cannot diagnose … Read more Can you treat pneumonia at home?
Coughs are prominent symptoms of pneumonia. Pneumonia cough can be very distressful, but at the same time, coughs are an important defense against pneumonia. While personally treating thousands of hospitalized patients with pneumonia in the last 15 years, patients and their families have asked me questions about pneumonia cough. In this article, I will answer … Read more Pneumonia cough
Back pain is a common symptom of pneumonia. In the last 15 years, I have personally treated thousands of patients hospitalized with pneumonia. Many of them had back pain. I am writing this article based on my personal experience as well as a review of relevant medical journals. In this article, I will describe: How … Read more Back pain from pneumonia
Every year more than 25,000 Americans get hospitalized for pneumonia. If you or your loved one has been hospitalized for pneumonia, you will find this article very useful. As a hospitalist, I have admitted and taken care of thousands of adult patients with pneumonia of different severities. I am sharing the most important aspects of … Read more Hospitalized for Pneumonia: What to Expect and How to Ensure the Best Outcome
Unfortunately, pneumonia after surgery is still a big problem in 2020. Too many people are still getting pneumonia after both routine and urgent surgeries. Surgeons have consulted me hundreds of times in the last 15 years to treat hospitalized patients with pneumonia after surgery. Based on my own experience and a review of latest medical … Read more Pneumonia After Surgery