Pneumonitis

Pneumonitis is a term used to define all types of inflammation related to the lungs. The cause of inflammation can be an infection, allergy, irritation, or more. Generally, doctors use the term pneumonitis in reference to lung irritations and allergies. It can be an irritant substance the individual has inhaled, a reaction to certain drugs, or something as severe as cancer inside the lung. Symptoms can be cough and breathlessness.

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Can right basal pneumonia cause pain on the left side?

Query: Hi doctor, I have right basal pneumonia. But my left side has pain. While having a cough and taking deep breaths, there is increased pain. I have started taking antibiotics. How long will it take to have some relief?   Read Full »


Dr. Thakre Mahendra Shivram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your symptoms. You are having pneumonia on the right side. Pneumonia occurs due to inflammation of the lung parenchyma. The symptoms are fever, cough with expectoration, and breathlessness. Sometimes, it can cause pleural effusion (fluid accumula...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment followed to cure breathlessness presenting with pneumonitis?

Query: hi doc, i'm a female, age 26, 5' in height, 48 kg (last time i checked but I might have gained 2kg now. I've been experiencing difficulty breathing for the past couple of months but the worst was last month something because it happened as I was about to sleep. I suddenly felt like the air was not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello Dear how many months you took DOTS therapy? Is there any cough?? Is there sputum production??When you took treatment for pneumonitis?Possible causes are may be 1. Anxiety neurosis. 2. Panic attacks. 3. Bronchial asthma. 4. Treatment default for tuberculosis. 5. Acid reflux with asthmati...  Read Full »

Are my daughter's medicines prescribed for asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 year 3 months old. Once she had very bad wheezing and flicking due to wood smoke in the home. Later, I took her to hospital and the doctor kept her in observation. He gave her Levolin for every 15 minutes for three cycles and Montelukast granules. After that, she started ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Your daughter seems to be having chemical pneumonitis or allergic bronchitis. At this point of time, we should not label her as having asthma. Allergic bronchitis will settle in two to three weeks and sometime, persist for a few months. Moreover, ...  Read Full »

What is the survival chance of a person with atypical viral pneumonitis?

Query: Hello doctor, HRCT chest reveals patchy ground-glass haziness and pneumonitis on both sides with peripheral and upper/ lower zone predominance, indicating atypical viral pneumonia. Central venous line is seen in situ. The patient also faces breathing problems. Are there any chances of survival for t...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, the patient has been suffering from atypical viral pneumonia. He also has been suffering from breathing difficulties. His recent HRCT (high-resolution computed tomography) of the chest has revealed patchy grou...  Read Full »

Can streptococcal infection cause stomach cramps and chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have left-sided crampy stomach pain and chest pain which is mostly located under breast, near ribcage. About two years ago I got Streptococcal infection, pneumonia and bronchitis at the same time. In ER, they prescribed Amoxicillin. But it did not work for me as I am allergic to Penic...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understood your health concern. As you had Streptococcal infection three weeks back, it might have spread to the lower respiratory tract. Infection of the lower respiratory tract by Streptococcus can cause pneumonia or pneumonitis whi...  Read Full »

What is the treatment of pneumonitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 and a half year old son had a high fever of 103 for four days. Then he was normal for five days but caught up with a cough and fever of less than 102. The doctor administered antibiotic Cefixime and Ibuprofen for five days, but the cough persisted. Though he appears normal at dayt...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please resend the attachment. If there is pneumonitis on the X-ray, it is better to admit him as it can spread. Intravenous antibiotics are more effective and the response is quick.We cannot differentiate H1N1 and pneumonia on the X-ray. We need to send the throat swab...  Read Full »

Why has my breathing become severely constricted?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 63-year old male. About five days ago, I went to a large supermarket and bought a blender. When I turned on the blender for the first time, I could smell an acrid odor being emitted from the blender. My chest immediately tightened and my breathing became severely constricted. F...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would recommend that you visit the hospital for a chest X-ray as probably you are suffering from bronchiolitis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis which are inflammatory conditions of the airways and lung tissues. This could also lead to pulmonary edema which is seri...  Read Full »

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