Pneumonia is a condition caused by infection, which results in the inflammation, and the tiny air sacs inside the lungs get filled up with fluid. It is a severe condition and can be fatal. The symptoms include cough, green phlegm, fever, dyspnea, nausea, and chills. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or by aspiring saliva, food, or vomit into the lungs.

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What are the side effects of continuous exposure to mold?

Query: Hi doctor, I moved into a 4 year old apartment before five months. They have now found mold under the floorboards in the bathroom. They have removed the floorboards and the padding and cleaned. Now, they are getting professionals to clean it properly. After a month, I developed a terrible cough and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is very important to thoroughly get rid of the mold and also to take measures to prevent the mold from returning. Mold-related illness and allergies are very common. Mold produces thousands of tiny spores that float and circulate in the air and irritate the mucosa, wh...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling breathless and fatigue even after a month of COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am recovering from COVID-19, and I am on day 26 since the symptoms started. After day 11, I spent two nights in the hospital where I had some oxygen, and a chest x-ray showed viral pneumonia or typical COVID-19 changes. I was discharged after oxygen levels stabilized. After a funny tur...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from breathlessness and squeaky noise on inspiration after recovering from COVID-19. This noisy sound may be wheezing, which is high pitched whistling sound during ...  Read Full »

What could be the causes for pneumonia, cough, and asthma attacks?

Query: I would like to ask, if this is correct: Here in my country, there's a belief that if you dried your sweat at the back you can have Pneumonia or other lung conditions such as cough or asthma attack. I know it's not right but I don't know if my assumptions are correct. **Is it right that the dried s...  Read Full »

Dr. Jebin Abraham

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Interesting to read your thread. Asthma or pneumonia has nothing to do with sweat!. Asthma is a genetically determined condition, which is triggered by various factors. Exposure to cold, allergens etc can trigger an asthma attack in predisposed individuals. Also, exercise induced asthma is a ...  Read Full »

What to do if a COVID-19 patient feels abnormality near the lungs on taking a deep breath?

Query: My brother is covid positive. He has been detected a week back. He is 28 years old . He has no fever , no body pain and no breathing issues so far. Initially he had fever and throat irritation .But now it is no more. SPo2 level is also above 95 constantly. Regular breathing no issues. Now while taki...  Read Full »

Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Thanks for your query. Happy to know that your brother is either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic. Although he doesn't have breathing difficulty while walking, he appears to have such difficulties while running. While that may be inconsequential, it may also indicate a certain amount of lung invol...  Read Full »

What medicines to give an older adult for cough and fever?

Query: Hi good morning! I hope you can help us out. My grandmother 96 yrs old is having cough and fever. We also notice some bedsore at her back probably due to prolong stay in bed. What medication can we give her? Thank you so much..  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. Your grandmother seems to be bedridden for quite some time if she has developed bed sore. Staying in bed can lead to several other problems such as pneumonia because of limited movement and no deep breathing. Having fever can be a sign of upper respiratory tract infection o...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for chest burning with breathing difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a chest burning sensation that comes and goes and difficulty breathing especially while moving or eating. I also have a stomach upset for the past two days now.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it is true mostly this kind of situation occurs when stressed or anxious or when think too much there can be other causes too sometimes like acidity also lead to chest burning sensation kind of feeling but it does not lead to heavy breathing. To treat your case ...  Read Full »

What is the correct line of treatment for severe pneumonia and bronchitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is in ICU (intubated ventilator) since one week for severe pneumonia/bronchitis with fungal and bacterial infection in the lungs and is on below mentioned medication. B -cagin (Micafugin) injection, Elores 1.5 gm injection started recently, Tigefic plus injection, and Moxid...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your father has been suffering from pneumonia with bacterial and fungal infections Along with hypoxia. now your father is in ICU with an incubated ventilator. His past history was cough with phlegm. Firstly, h...  Read Full »

How is pneumonia diagnosed?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is suffering from cough for the past four weeks. She started it out very gently and it is getting worse. Last weekend she was coughing almost non-stop. I took her to a Walk-in clinic and they gave her a cough syrup and an antibiotic. I was told to start the antibiotic four ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your daughter's story in detail. I also heard the quality of cough you provided in the sound clip (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the above description, I feel that your daughter is suffering from bronchial asthma. I suggest you to see ...  Read Full »

Can right basal pneumonia cause pain on the left side?

Query: I have right basal pneumonia but why is my left side hurt much? When i cough and taking deep breath its very painfull... I started taking antibiotics yesterday. It will just go away? For how long the pain will ease?  Read Full »

Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, I hope you are doing well. I have gone through your symptoms. You are having Pneumonia on the rt side. Pneumonia is inflammation of lung parenchyma. It can result in fever cough with expectoration and breathlessness. Sometimes it can result in pleural effusion (fluid accumulation in between the...  Read Full »

I had previous pneumonia attack and frequent chest infection. Will I get covid-19 easily?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a general question that relates personally to myself in relation to Covid-19. I am a woman of 45 years and several years ago I had a severe case of pneumonia and I was hospitalized for a few weeks (which I have completely no memory of). It took me further 12 weeks to start to f...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Jauhari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We all are at risk to COVID19, but regular washing, sanitization of hands and use of masks outside the home can reduce the risk. Since you have encountered pneumonia earlier, your defense system must be boosted up. Still, I would recommend that you talk to your physic...  Read Full »

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