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Question by  beneto (7)

What causes puss pockets on the lungs?

My sister in law was just diagnosed with puss pockets.


Answer by  Elizabeth1959 (87)

Pus pocket of the lung is another term for lung abscess. Lung abscesses are often caused by trauma to the lung tissue, inhaled food like peanuts or lung diseases like pneumonia or TB. Lung abscesses are very serious but can be resolved with antibiotics. Surgery to drain the pus pocket might be required if antibiotics do not heal the abscess.


Answer by  shijo (861)

Puss pockets are collection of pus in the lungs. Basically collection of pus is through infections. The external cause may be due to an open wound after an accident. Another cause may be due to lack of chest movements due to sedentary life style.


Answer by  Sabharish (1610)

Puss pockets may be due to untreated severe cold or asthma or pneumonia. Any of these diseases if not treated fully may cause a severe lung infection. In male there is a chance for puss pockets because of smoking habits.


Answer by  RRGKK (412)

They are often caused by an infection, but I have heard of them being caused by chemical inhalation and smoke inhalation from fires. Some cancer patients develop them as well, I believe, ususally a side effect of the chemo, radiation, or an infection raging while the immune system is weak.


Answer by  tschu (417)

Usally these are caused by some kind os bacterial infection in the body. Another cause can be a staph infection that has entered the major organs of the body this can be very dangerous. The final cause that I have heard of is lung cancer. I would recomens she see a respitory doctor to diganose the root of her problem.


Answer by  Anonymous

Starts from crabs from eating dirty beaver

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