Aspiration pneumonia

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What is aspiration pneumonia?

Aspiration pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs and airways to the lungs (bronchial tubes) from breathing in foreign material. It commonly occurs in patients with altered mental status who have an impaired gag or swallowing reflex. Treatment is directed to the infectious agent or underlying cause.

Common symptoms reported by people with aspiration pneumonia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for aspiration pneumonia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
aspiration pneumonia (1)

Data from patients with aspiration pneumonia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with aspiration pneumonia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
aspiration pneumonia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with aspiration pneumonia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has aspiration pneumonia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 5 say aspiration pneumonia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 2
30s 5
40s 12
50s 23
60s 29
70+ 19

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 35
Female 55

These charts show data from aspiration pneumonia patients who have completed their condition history
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