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Dr. Barbara Stewart, MD

Pulmonologist (Pediatric)

Dr. Barbara Stewart MD is a top Pulmonologist in Pensacola, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Barbara Stewart MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Barbara Stewart MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Barbara Stewart MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Pensacola, FL, Dr. Barbara Stewart MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Barbara Stewart, MD
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Can someone live with one lung collapsed?

I have seen influenza do this, but a bronchoscopopy should be done to see if the lung can be cleared of debris. There are certain types of influenza that if this is done, and perhaps READ MORE
I have seen influenza do this, but a bronchoscopopy should be done to see if the lung can be cleared of debris. There are certain types of influenza that if this is done, and perhaps repeatedly, your child will most likely be okay and that lung will be okay.

Treating with the antiviral as well as for a secondary bacterial infection is important. Bronchoscopopy can assist with identification as well.

Barbara A. Stewart, MD, FCCP, FAAP

How to confirm pneumonia?

A pneumonia is typically accompanied by a fever. Recurrent bouts of wheezing might be a sign of asthma or a lung malfunction, especially if it has been there since your child was READ MORE
A pneumonia is typically accompanied by a fever. Recurrent bouts of wheezing might be a sign of asthma or a lung malfunction, especially if it has been there since your child was quite small. Asthma would be most common with other things less common. Babies and small children can also have reflux which can also make them wheeze.

Barbara A. Stewart, MD, FCCP, FAAP

Severe Pneumonia

It depends if there has been any previous history of lung damage, as well as any history of smoking or second hand smoke. If none of those, then he should recover with antibiotics READ MORE
It depends if there has been any previous history of lung damage, as well as any history of smoking or second hand smoke. If none of those, then he should recover with antibiotics and activities to help clear the lungs.

Barbara A. Stewart, MD, FCCP, FAAP

Can pneumonia be fatal?

At times, when pneumonia is left untreated, it can be fatal. Typically, with antibiotics and encouraging your child to be as active as possible, so they can cough to clear lungs, READ MORE
At times, when pneumonia is left untreated, it can be fatal. Typically, with antibiotics and encouraging your child to be as active as possible, so they can cough to clear lungs, it should be a good recovery. If they have had admission to the hospital or intensive care unit, then things are a little more complicated.

Why do I have a lingering dry cough?

Depending on your age, it could be easy or a little harder. A chronic cough might or might not be asthma that can be treated. There are other reasons for cough that also need attention. READ MORE
Depending on your age, it could be easy or a little harder. A chronic cough might or might not be asthma that can be treated. There are other reasons for cough that also need attention.

Can asthma impact the lungs in the long run?

Absolutely. Left untreated, asthma causes a decrease in lung function and overall limited activities as well as interferes with sleep.