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pneumonitis/pneu·mo·ni·tis/ (noo″mo-ni´tis) inflammation of the lung; see also pneumonia.
pneumonitisPulmonology Inflammation of lung tissue. See Chemical pneumonitis, Desquamative interstitial pneumonitis, Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, Radiation pneumonitis, Reflux pneumonitis, Rheumatoid pneumonitis.
pneumonitisInflammation of the lungs from any cause, including ALLERGY. See PNEUMONIA.
Patient discussion about pneumonitis
Q. PNEUMONIA is it viral or bacterial
Elderberry can be taking by the tincture or oil being placed in a hot cup of tea and sipping frequently. It helps to loosen the congestion.
Q. What is pneumonia? Is pneumonia a simple cold gone bad or is it something else?
The common cold is an infection of the upper respiratory tract. It is caused by a virus. A cold almost always starts with a scratchy throat and stuffiness in the nose. Gradually other symptoms appear--sneezing, a mild sore throat, sometimes a minor headache and coughing. Runny noses are a common feature of colds. In small children fevers can occur.
The flu is an infection in the nose, throat, bronchial tubes and lungs caused by influenza viruses A and B. Fever, chills, headache, achy muscles and fatigue all seem to come at once when you have the flu.
Pneumonia is an infection of the bronchial tubes and tiny air sacs in the lungs. Pneumonia is usually caused by a virus or bacteria. Symptoms begin suddenly with severe chills and a high fever. This infection typically follows a cold or flu. The person starts feeling better and then the symptoms suddenly worsen.
Q. How is pneumonia diagnosed? Quite a few of my son's classmates have caught pneumonia. How can I know if my son caught it too? How is pneumonia diagnosed?