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If you get food in your lungs is it still phnemonia?

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Asked by Shes_My_Heart at 1:48 PM on Jun. 18, 2008 in Health

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  • no. getting food in the lungs is called aspiration and it doesn't happen easily. pneumonia is a bacterial or viral infections.

    Answer by cafemomwv at 2:08 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • i was going to say that

    Answer by heather_bee at 4:39 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • it can cause aspiration pneumonia

    Answer by cpmom610 at 8:01 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • You can get aspiration pneumonia (especially in the elderly)...often it can be tied to swallowing problems (speech therapy is a good plan). So yes, you can get aspiration can cause the fever, shortness of breath...all the symptoms you think of with 'regular' pneumonia...

    Answer by nmwmom at 12:38 AM on Jun. 21, 2008

  • if u aspirate food you can get pneumonia

    Answer by Phoenix85 at 6:19 PM on Jul. 29, 2008

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