If someone gets pneumonia once, can they get it again in the future?
And if so, is it milder or more severe the second time a person gets it?
- - Mé -Lv 72 months ago
It is totally possible to get pneumonia again.
How mild or severe depends of many factors.
- TulipLv 72 months ago
You can have bacterial or viral pneumonia multiple times
- MarcLv 72 months ago
Ypu can get pneumonia many times. There is no "immunity" to pneumonia. The more it happens the more suseptable to lung issues you are
- Diane ALv 72 months ago
Pneumonia is simply the medical term for an infection of the lungs. It can be caused by many different bacteria, viruses, fungi and atypicals like mycoplasma. So there is nothing that stops you from getting pneumonia from a different organism or even the same one. It is not necessarily milder or worse--it depends on the exact point in time it occurs as to what is happening in the body.Source(s): PA
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- 2 months ago
It all depends. You can definitely get it again. You body is supposed to fight it off better once you've had it once but there isn't impossible to get it again with even worse symptoms.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 72 months ago
Pneumonia is not a disease, it's a symptom. Like a runny nose. You can get a virus, and it can give you a runny nose. Then afterwards you have the antibodies and you won't get that virus again. But there are other viruses (and non-virus causes) that can give you a runny nose again. Different pathogen, same symptom.
- American BoyLv 52 months ago
It can. I got two pneumonia, the first one in the left lung. The second one required hospitalization because it affected both lungs. So it can return even worse.