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is cough, made worse by secondhand smoke a symptom of cryptococcosis

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Either: Cryptococcus neoformans or Cryptococcus gattii.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not likely: What bird are you concerned about? It you do not have any symptoms, it is unlikely that you have either infection.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: these symptoms are not consisitent with Hep C.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Not likely: Could be a lesion of the larynx such as a polyp or inflammation. You should consider seeing an ENT (ear nose and throat) specialist who may do a laryn ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Cough drops: Yes. There are many different ingredients especially in the herbal cough drops. Pay attention to the labels. May want to try plain peppermint or cinna ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Postnasal drip: Likely post nasal drip contributing to worsening of symptoms when lying flat. Try to use a saline nasal wash/spray in the evening and or Claritin/ Zyr ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: This is clearly not a going away cough. Go get examined please. A chest X-ray may be indicated.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt/workup: I would recommend seeing your PCP and having a sputum analysis performed, including cytology on three separate samples. In the meantime, the American ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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MAI?: Are you sure this was a physician's diagnosis- mycoplasma avium intracellulare?- were tests or cultures done?- I would suggest clarificiation and medi ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Increased vagal tone: That's rather physiological, parasympathetic part of the nervous system tends to have increased activity at night, the vagus nerve, one of the most co ... Read More
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