Aspiration pneumonia

What is Aspiration pneumonia?

It is caused by the material that is being aspirated during the vomiting and the abdominal contains goes into the lungs and cause Pneumonia.

Questions and answers on "Aspiration pneumonia"

Hi DR. please help me what to do my daughter of one year and three months old drunk kerosine today and she had difficult breathing, i took her to the hospital and one DR he said she will suffer from aspiration pneumonia for six months.. help me what should i do

doctor1 MD

Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic.

I suggest you take your kid to emergency room and hospitalize her. Effect of kerosene start after 6 hours to be precise. She will need chest X-ray at that time and even oxygen supplementation.

Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to...

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my one month old daughter is in the hospital with pneumonia. recently see just start eating but having problems with breathing and sucking at the same time. her doctor did xrays on her chest to see if she has aspiration pneumonia..my question to is ..will she be ok ..will she live if she has aspiration pneumonia...oh she has been in the hospital since sun day evening

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Hi,thank you for the interest you show for HCM.Your one month old daughter is in the hospital with pneumonia and the infants usually have more respiratory rate around 40-60 per minute when compared to elderly child and there are more chances of Aspiration of feeds because of liquid diet,ie milk...

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hi, my father has problem of chest aspiration.....every now and then it happens..is there any remedy. Right now he is in hospital coz he had aspiration pneumonia.Doctors say after seeing his chest ct that his esophagus is broadened and his hiatus hernia is larger. since 20 days he was having constant wheezing sound and high rate of respiration.Inspite of getting treatment with 3 kinds of antibiotics his condition has improved marginally. Yesterday he also lost his orientation for sometime(his eyes were open but he was not able to see, hear and speak and recognize.....he said it was a kind of black out).Then after tingling his feet sole he instantly got his orientation back and was normal. His wheezing sound had diapered but again started in lower intensity. His respiration rate is 20-22 per minute, Oxygen concentration is 95, Blood pressure 140/80, blood sugar random is 95- 150

doctor1 MD

Hello XXXXXXX,

I`ve gone through your query posted on XXXXXXX

As mentioned by you, your father is suffering from aspiration pneumonia. Aspiration of oral/pharyngeal or stomach contents into the airways is the reason for aspiration pneumonia. This is common in elderly people and it may be more so...

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my 90 yr old mom started coughing during night and has slept little in last 3 nights ....earlier today she began coughing more while eating and has runny nose.......discovered upon visiting her that room very low in humidity....hx of aspiration pneumonia

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Upper endoscopy recommended to rule out acid reflux...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through the medical history of your 90 years old mom and understood your concerns.

Aspiration pneumonia is a type of pneumonia caused by entrance of foreign materials inside the bronchial tree....

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I choked hard on some toast this past Wedneday, and went into an involuntary coughing episode that lasted 40 minutes and I felt like I had something in my lungs, I coughed a bit of mucous up with small bits of toast in it. I went in for an xray and they said everything looked clear. That was 4 days ago, today I feel like I have bronchitis, tight chest, very tired, dry cough.... and I wondered if I could have apsiration puenomia even if they xray right after the choking incident was clear, like could it take a few days to develop?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Aspiration Pneumonia usually does take few days to develop after an episode of aspiration. The initial response to aspiration might be just an irritation of airways or a mild inflammation (pneumonitis) of lung which may resolve soon or in a couple of days....

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my mom just went through emergency surgery following a bowel perf. during a colonoscopy a month ago. She ended up with aspiration pneumonia, on a vent after a bronch and sedated for 4 days. Came in healthy and left with cardiac issues post a-fib, diabetic, and bowels are still not working properly. While in the hospital she became dehydrated, and suffered poor nutrition. We are home now and the skin on her hands is peeling. Could this be due to the trauma and being compromised for over a month.

doctor1 MD

Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query for your mom in details .

* There are different possible reasons for skin peeling as
- drug induced side effect - low immunity - allergy - deficiency of vitamins
trace elements - others .

Hope this will help you for sure ....

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My 86 year old father just failed a modified barium swallow; aspirating diluted barium to barium coated cookies. We believe this has been going on for years but he has NEVER had ANY lung problems, including pneumonia. He does have a cough and runny nose, especially after eating. He has also list 100 lbs. in a year without trying.

My question is...where are the aspirated food particles going? Are they sitting in his lung undigested?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possibility of aspiration pneumonia is more.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
By your history and description, possibility of aspiration pneumonia is more.
Failed barium test, weight loss, coughing etc is suggestive of...

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can aspiration pneumonia show as a retrocardial opacity

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No, the chances are too low.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for asking.
I think it is a little bit strange to deal with an aspiration pneumonia in this case. Usually in the case of aspiration we have bilateral infiltrates located in the basal areas of the lungs.
When it is...

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Would like to know what irreular opacity noted in the left perihilar and paracardiac regions mean in a patient 89 years old, had a bypass ninetten years back and is having parkinsons now.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possibility of aspiration pneumonia is more.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your relative's situation and problem.
Possibility of pneumonia is more in his case because of x ray report and his symptoms like recurrent fever.
He is also having...

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Hi, my mother is 74 years old. She is in the hospital with lupus, aspiration pneumonia, high blood pressure, c def, and an infection. Her blood pressure is currently 88/66 and her temperature is 87. Her body is failing to absorb the nutrients from the feeding tube so she is retaining fluids. What can be done about her aspiration pneumonia and lack of nutrient absorption?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
She requires intensive care support

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details.

So all her condition can be explained on the basis of infection and thus intensive support in an ICU setting is desirable. Tube feeding is the best form of nutrition and must be...

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Recent questions on  Aspiration pneumonia

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my mom just went through emergency surgery following a bowel perf. during a colonoscopy a month ago. She ended up with aspiration pneumonia, on a vent after a bronch and sedated for 4 days. Came in healthy and left with cardiac issues post a-fib, diabetic, and bowels are still not working properly. While in the hospital she became dehydrated, and suffered poor nutrition. We are home now and the skin on her hands is peeling. Could this be due to the trauma and being compromised for over a month.

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Just received the following from a chest x-ray. It is a long holiday weekend. I can’t find out more from my Dr on how to interpret this. Can you help? “Increased peribronchial markings in both lungs with atelectasis/scarring in right medial lung...

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Yes, I have flu like symptoms but I do not have a fever. In September 2016 I was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism of the rt. lungs. I was put on blood thinners (Coumadin) but now I am not on anything. I have a stuffy noise, slight stiffness of...

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My son was eating chic noodle soup and some went down the wrong pipe. He has been coughing a lot and throwing up and is still coughing. I put him in a hot shower to help him breath where he is still. Should I take him to ER?

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My 91 year old father had a stroke 1 1/2 years ago and is in a skilled nursing facility. He has had a Foley cathether since the stroke. He is having to have the Foley changed out every 1-2 days. I have been told by the doctor and staff that the Foley is clogging due to sediment. I ve even taken Dad to the urologist twice to see if anything can been done so that the Foley can remain in place for a longer period of time. Urologist told me that some patients just have a sediment problem. Also Dad is on a PEG tube so that increase his water intake isn t possible. His doctor also has told us that Dad can t just remain on antibiotics as this will cause resistant bacteria. In closing, Dad has recently in the hospital for aspiration pneumonia and on several IV antibiotics (Vancomycin, Zocin) and the Foley clogging wasn t a problem for the entire 10 days

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Hi I had been diagnosed pneumonia upper right lobe, possible aspiration pneumonia. Two weeks later went for exray now they say no change, going to have ct., I feel better never had fever etc. I am a six year cancer survivor. I don't want ct. Do you think two weeks was long enough for pneumonia to clear? I did do ten days on avalox.

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