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Why are inhaled corticosteroids not used in the treatment of pneumonia?

Common sense made me think of the need for inflammation reduction in case of pneumonia and the anti-inflammatory characteristics of inhaled corticosteroids. I Googled and found a study1 from 2017 that ...
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What are the most common ways that COVID kills?

Looking at the death counts for 2020 published on the CDC's website, total deaths "involving COVID-19" were 375,581, but total deaths "involving COVID-19 and pneumonia" were only ...
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Would "working out" with a respiratory muscle training device improve survivability of ARDS in patients without access to a ventilator?

"Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome" (ARDS) is characterized by a rapid onset of widespread inflammation of the lungs. The causes are many, and one such cause might become prominent in the near ...
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Could high dosage Omega-3 oils reduce COVID-19 pneumonia? [closed]

I understand that Omega-3 oils have anti-inflammatory properties. At high daily dose (say 5 grams) could they reduce the dangerous COVID-19 related pneumonia seen in some patients? I guess one would ...
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Is or could lung lavage be used to treat or at least reduce the time required on a respirator for COVID19 patients?

Could bronchial washing (as used in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis and some forms of pneumonia) be used to treat or at least reduce the length of time a patient suffering from COVID-19 required ...
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Does oxygen supplementation in case of pneumonia cause effects other than possibly preventing hypoxemia?

I've been reading about oxygen supplementation and have a question about the effects of oxygen supplementation in case of pneumonia. Patients with aspiration pneumonitis or pneumonia may progress to ...
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Could liquid ventilation offer more effective treatment for pneumonia?

Thinking about pneumonia as the cause of death for COVID-19 victims, it seems natural to wonder - why not fight fluid with fluid? Breathing in oxygen through liquid is possible. Although it seems ...
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How likely is it to develop pneumonia as a result of COVID-19?

The severity of n=44,672 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mainland China as of February 11, 2020** as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 (previously 2019-nCoV) virus is as follows: 81% mild (assumed: no ...
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Ways of dealing with pneumonia

I have a question about ways of dealing with pneumonia. As far as I understand, the danger of pneumonia comes primarily from the buildup of fluid in the lungs causing asphyxiation. Whenever I have a ...
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Is walking pneumonia aka mycoplasma pneumoniae curable?

The cold is considered incurable although it has a treatment. Does walking pneumonia fall in this category? Someone I know says they were told the bacteria never leaves their body, and so they have ...
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Is sinus mucus inhalation a high risk of pneumonia?

I understand that inhalation of food or stomach contents has a very high risk of causing pneumonia. Is routine sinus mucus , not caused by a cold of other illness, likely to cause pneumonia if inhaled ...
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Klebsiella pneumoniae and corticosteroids

Does anyone know why taking corticosteroids is a risk factor of a Klebsiella pneumoniae infection? Also, is it normal to find Klebsiella pneumoniae in the throat area or upper respiratory tract? I'd ...
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What Should Be The Precautions While taking Care of pneumonia patient?

What precautions should I follow while taking care of a pneumonia patient?
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How fast can a common cold progress/develop into pneumonia?

I know that it all depends on the health of the individual, but typically speaking how fast can a common cold progress and develop into pneumonia? After how many days of enduring chest congestion ...
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Is it dangerous for an old person to take pneumococcal vaccine (for pneumonia) twice within 2 years?

I have an old relative in her 70s who took some vaccination jabs 2 years ago. She has no idea what jab it was due to her aging mind. I intend to bring her to take pneumococcal vaccine to protect ...
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How long is pneumonia contagious for?

Is Pneumonia contagious? If yes then can anyone please tell me how long it remains contagious?