Patient Comments: Is Pneumonia Contagious? - Experience

Question:

Please describe how you contracted pneumonia. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: kdcgirl, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 29

I hadn't been around anyone who was sick or been sick, so contracting pneumonia was unexpected for me. I suddenly started feeling a tickle in my bronchial region which caused me to cough mildly, however, produced a lot of mucus each time I coughed. This symptom was persistent and by nightfall I developed a fever of 101.4 which subsided with Tylenol but was back every four hours. By morning I knew this was much more than a flu and thus went to the doctor. And was diagnosed with pneumonia, I also had x-ray.

Comment from: sephi2, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 27

I contracted pneumonia because of aspiration of fluid during dental procedure.

Comment from: Rc, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 31

After being in the hospital for 3 days I got pneumonia in 2 days.

Comment from: mohan m., 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: August 02

I wonder what precautions I need to take to not get affected by my daughter's pneumonia attack.

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