According to 'The New York Times," people should not fly if they have pneumonia. Because of the pressure changes that occur during flight, ill people find traveling by air very uncomfortable or even painful.Know More
CNN explains that pressure changes occur in large planes that are 30,000 to 40,000 feet in the air. Smaller planes that don't go above 10,000 feet do not have pressure problems. At the higher altitudes, when people have respiratory, sinus or ear conditions, the infected body cavities expand, and the increased pressure sometimes becomes excruciating.
CNN reports that people with other conditions should refrain from flying, as well. Those with serious communicable diseases should not board planes. In addition, anyone recovering from abdominal, eye, ear or face surgery, dental work or a concussion should stay grounded.Learn More
WebMD notes that the pneumococcal vaccinations for adults are only indicated for a select population of adults and a repeated dose of the vaccine is recommended for even fewer adults. In the case that more than one dose of each vaccine is indicated, the time between doses is five years.Full Answer >
The Mayo Clinic defines pneumonia as the inflammation of the air sacs in one or both lungs as a result of infection. Physiopedia categorizes the progression of pneumonia infections into four distinct stages: consolidation, red hepatization, gray hepatization and resolution.Full Answer >
Pneumonia is a communicable disease, which means it can be spread from one person to another, according to GlobalHealth.gov. Communicable diseases are also referred to as infectious or contagious diseases.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, the recovery time for pneumonia depends on many factors and can take two to three weeks in healthy individuals and up to six to eight weeks in individuals with other health issues. Symptoms of pneumonia may appear anywhere from one to 10 days after exposure.Full Answer >