Difficulty Breathing In 18 Year Olds With Bronchopneumonia?
Hello, I’m an 18 year old girl. Last year I had an X-ray and was found to have bronchopneumonia and I had difficulty breathing because my nose was often blocked. But it only happens at certain times. It has not relapsed for 10 months, and I have had difficulty breathing again and this stuffy nose has started since early September, until now. I just remembered when I X-rays also coincided with September. Then after a month later it was a little better not to relapse. Does it have anything to do with the bronchpneumonia? And is bronchpneumonia both dangerous and deadly? Answer please. Thank you 🙏
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Bronchopneumonia is an inflammation that occurs in the lung parenchyma and the surrounding bronchi. This condition is actually more common in infants and children. However, it does not rule out also occurs in older people. This condition can cause sufferers to experience a variety of complaints, some are mild, but some are severe, for example chest pain that worsens when breathing or coughing, mental changes (dazed), coughing, additional breath sounds, weakness, fatigue, fever, excessive sweating , chills, cold body, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Often, bronchopneumonia occurs due to infection, it can be due to bacteria, fungi, viruses, or other microorganisms. It could also be that bronchopneumonia occurs due to aspiration, which is the entry of substances other than air into the respiratory tract, such as food, drink, vomit, or saliva.
With proper handling, bronchhopneumonia can be cured without leaving dangerous sequelae. However, if the trigger factor is not handled and avoided properly, it is not impossible that bronchopneumonia will recur and recur. It could also be, bronchhopneumonia that is not treated properly can cause more serious complications, such as pleural effusion (seepage of interstitial fluid into the cavity between the lining of the lungs), lung abscess, bacteremia (spread of infection to the blood), or respiratory failure, leading to death.
The complaints you are experiencing at this time, namely shortness of breath and nasal congestion, may indeed be caused by bronchopneumonia, as you experienced before. However, this complaint could also arise due to other causes, for example complications of bronchopneumonia as mentioned above, allergies, rhinosinusitis (inflammation of the nasal cavity and sinuses), nasal polyps, bronchitis, bronchial asthma, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), and so on.
To be sure, you should check yourself directly to a doctor or an internal medicine specialist .. A thorough physical examination will be done by the doctor, or accompanied by supporting examinations, such as blood tests, X-rays, ultrasound, and so on. Thus, handling can be done appropriately according to the underlying cause.
In the meantime, in order for your complaint to improve, here are the steps you should take:
Avoid things that are prone to triggering your allergies, such as cold, dust mites, pollen, animal dander, mold spores Do not dig your nose excessively inhale warm water vapor Drink lots of warm water also Do not smoke Increase intake of foods rich in vitamin C Use mask covering the nose and oral cavity when in a dirty and polluted environment. Rest more Calm your mind and heart, do not stress too much Hope it helps, ok?