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How long does it take to get pneumonia after being exposed to it?
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You can be 'exposed' to herpes at anytime throughout your life, and you may or may not contract it. If you test positive to herpes, irrelevant of whether you have symptoms or not, you have herpes. Some people do refer to themselves as being 'carriers' because they do not experience recurring symptoms, however, they do still in fact have herpes. Being exposed to herpes doesn't mean you've contracted it. Having herpes means you're infected...being exposed to it means you have been in contact with someone who has herpes but haven't been infected.
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Knowing Symptoms of Pneumonia Can Save a Life?
Every year there are news reports of flu epidemics all over the country, along with deaths from both the flu and pneumonia. Knowing the symptoms of pneumonia can not only help an individual receive prompt care and treatment but can also prevent further illness or death. Types of Pneumonia With the high cost of medical care, many put off going to the doctor for what they believe is simply a cold or the flu. In many cases, what they believed was a simple cold was actually pneumonia. Many people don't really that there are two types of pneumonia. This lack of knowledge often results in failure to seek proper medical treatment. There is bacterial pneumonia and nonbacterial pneumonia. In bacterial pneumonia, symptoms generally occur during or right after a cold or upper respiratory infection. In nonbacterial pneumonia, symptoms may come on suddenly or gradually. Often the patient doesn't even realize they're sick. Symptoms of Pneumonia Just as there are two types of pneumonia, there may also be different symptoms of pneumonia, depending on the type. Being familiar with symptoms of pneumonia can make the difference in getting fast treatment to prevent the pneumonia from escalating into something more serious. Patients with bacterial pneumonia generally have a mucus-producing cough. The mucus may be green or yellow or may have blood in it. They may also have a fever and the chills. Bacterial pneumonia patients may also experience chest pains, with additional pain when coughing. They may also experience difficulty breathing or feel short of breath. Other symptoms include tiredness, weakness, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. Nonbacterial pneumonia, which may be referred to as "walking pneumonia", does not exhibit as many symptoms so many sick individuals go untreated for a long time. The most common symptoms of nonbacterial pneumonia are fever and cough. There may be mucus associated with the cough. Some individuals may also experience shortness of breath. What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia results from an inflammation of the lungs usually caused by an infection. However, pneumonia can develop from breathing some chemical fumes. It may affect one lung or both lungs. Although pneumonia may be a mild disease, it also has the potential of becoming a dangerous disease if untreated. If individuals become familiar with the symptoms of pneumonia, it can mean faster treatment and faster recovery.
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The Symptoms of Pneumonia?
Pneumonia is an infection caused by, fungi, bacteria, or viruses that affects one or both of the lungs. Years ago, before antibiotics, pneumonia could easily cause death. These days three million cases of pneumonia are diagnosed every year. The particular symptoms help doctors determine which type of pneumonia they are dealing with and what the organism causing the infection is. Unfortunately, the symptoms of pneumonia resemble some of the symptoms of a cold or the flu; so many people do not realize that they have something more serious. In fact, pneumonia often starts because of an upper respiratory infection like a cold or the flu. The most common symptoms of pneumonia that is caused by bacteria are: •A cough that may produce mucus in the lungs. This mucus can be green or a rusty color and may be spotted with blood. •Fever (fever is not as common a symptom in older adults) •Chills and shaking •Shortness of breath and fast, shallow breathing •Pain in the chest that may be worse when coughing or taking deep breaths •Rapid heartbeat •Fatigue and weakness •Muscle soreness •Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea If the infection is located in the part of the lung that is the farthest away from the airways, coughing may not be a major symptom of pneumonia. Some people with the disease even get discolored skin - either dusky or purple-colored. This occurs when there is not enough oxygen in the blood. If something other than bacteria is the cause, the symptoms may be slightly different and include fever, cough, shortness of breath, but very little mucus when coughing. With this type of pneumonia, the symptoms often come on more slowly and are not as apparent or severe as with the bacterial type of pneumonia. In fact, because the symptoms of non-bacterial pneumonia are so mild, many people do not even realize they are sick. That is why doctors often refer to this type of the disease as “walking pneumonia.” For children and babies the only symptoms that may be present are fever and lethargy and the general feeling of being sick. It may often take blood tests and chest x-rays to determine if pneumonia is what is causing their symptoms.
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what are some of the symptoms of mesothelioma and what can I do about it?
According to www.asbestos.com people start having symptoms 15-50 years after being exposed. Some symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, coughing and reduced respiratory function. The best thing to do about it is to go to your doctor and get checked out. Tell your doctor about the symptoms and your asbestos exposure.
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Do you get symptoms right away when you have been infected by Herpes?
Most people that get infected experience symptoms or a break out with in 2-30 days after being exposed to herpes. This is less common but some people can have herpes with out ever getting signs or symptoms of it. If you think you could have it, all you can do is keep an eye out for any signs or symptoms and see a doctor if you think you're getting a break out. You can also have a blood test don 5-7 weeks after being exposed if you don't have any symptoms. Just so you know you're not always doomed to get it. If your partner didn't have any signs or symptoms then you're less likely to contract it.
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When are viruses no longer contagious?
Studies show that, if you contract a cold, you can transmit it to others one or two days before your symptoms appear, and up to four or five days after first being exposed to the virus. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), colds are most contagious two to four days after original exposure (whether or not symptoms have developed), when there is plenty of the virus present in nasal secretions.
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