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Pneumonia can be a serious and life-threatening infection. This is true especially in the elderly, children, and those that have other serious medical problems, such as COPD, heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Thanks for using ChaCha! [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/what-are-the-dangers-of-pneumonia ]
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What Are Dangers Of Pneumonia Shots & Egg Allergy?
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Flu vaccines are made using the albumen from eggs, and that's why those with egg allergies shouldn't get flu shots. I don't believe the pneumonia vaccine is made that way. You should really check on it. I wouldn't be surprised if a pharma...
Is there any danger in allowing pneumonia to go untreated??
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There are two main types of pneumonia: lobar pneumonia and bronchial pneumonia. Lobar pneumonia only affects one lung, and bronchial pneumonia affects them both. Fortunately, since the discovery of antibiotics, what once used to be a severe...
What are the danger signs of pneumonia?
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The following signs if present are suggestive of serious infection and child showed be rushed to the hospital immediately: a) Severe breathlessness b) Lethargy and refusal to feed c) Child is restless and irritable d) Child is running fever...

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A: I am with you girl. I have the same problem. I like it. It is not an addiction more so for me than the idea that I like to. When you find out let me know, will ya? I have 2 kids and I stopped with both of them but it didn't take me long to pick them right back up and start all over. I am sure it was to undue stress of a new mom and transitioning to a stay at home mom for more than 5 yrs. I am working now and have been for 5 yrs with the same job. Not a high stress job but still a job. Good luck if you find out what works and pass it along to me when you do.
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