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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Jantz
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
Infection: Sepsis is related to a severe infection. With severe involvement can see low blood pressure and organ malfunction.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jantz
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
No more than few day: Should not take more than a few days.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Jantz
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
See a pulmonologist: Don't smoke. Use inhalers to help with symptoms. Get vaccinated for influenza each year. See a pulmonologist if moderate or severe symptoms.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jantz
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
Is possible: It is possible that one can have severe emphysema and not need oxygen. Can have oxygen levels checked with walking as well as at rest to assess need for oxygen.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Jantz
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
Maybe: Having a pleural effusion is abnormal. A chest ct scan could be considered. Follow up imaging should be done to document resolution.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jantz
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
Try simethicone: Can try using simethicone product. If you have upset stomach or relux may need a proton pump inhibitor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jantz
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
Hopefully no issues: If continued on blood thinners will hopefully have no more pulmonary emboli. Can have other organ involvement by lupus which is hopefully being monitored by your doctors.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jantz
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
7-14 days: Most symptoms last for several days although virus can be recovered from lungs for 7-14 days.
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