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Does Pain From Pleurisy Return After You Already Recovered From Pneumonia
Sure, if unlucky: There is no law saying one cannot get pneumonia after recovering from pneumonia. Actually, a unlucky, sickly person can get a second case of pneumonia even before recovering from the first case. So, the best things to do are to stay healthy and strong, eat healthy foods, exercise, get vaccinated, avoid sick people; and if quite vulnerable, wear a face mask and wash hands after touching things. ...Read more
A chronic sinus and lung infection has just resolved itself after two years through breathing exercises. How long do I wait before taking the flu shot?
Ask your doctor: Normally this should not be a problem and you are more a t risk if you don't get it. ...Read more
I'm recovering from laryngo tracheitis and after 7day course of treatment I still can't stop coughing. Can this be an alergie?
Follow up visit: It is common to continue to cough for weeks. I would advise a follow up to include lung function tests and evaluation for reflux. A brief course of steroids can be used to relieve the inflammation. A virtual appt may be booked online: Healthtap.com/dosanjhMD Code: ncyhpz ...Read more
Recovered from meningitis last year, told from sinuses. Bad sinus infection that lasted for months prior to it, is this possible connection?
Recovering from respiratory infection. Likely viral. Still coughing after 3 weeks. I especially cough while eating, after every bite. No gerd. Causes?
If sciatica pain was caused by free fluid from ovarian cyst, should surgery have relieved pain immediately? Or might it take a few days to resolve?
Hmm...: Well sciatica generally is not caused by anything in the abdomen, so highly unlikely the fluid from ovarian cyst caused your sciatica. I would have your doctor get an MRI of your spine if your sciatica doesn't resolve in a week or two as the most likely culprit will be a herniated disc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is possible to catch serial colds ...Read more
By the conservative way, I am recovering from herniated disc L4L5 with sciatica. 5 weeks and soon pain free. When can I return to football again?
Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. Likely you will return to playing sports, just will take some time to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a doctor induce you at 39 weeks due to you becoming uncomfortable and suffering from back pain from a previous injury?
Extremely rare: Death due to pneumonia, with or without influenza, is extremely rare at your age, assuming proper diagnosis, medical care, and antibiotic treatment if recommended by your doctor. Pneumonia deaths are pretty much limited to frail elderly persons and others with severe health problems like bad malnutrition, cancer, AIDS, etc. Follow your doctor's advice and all will be well. Good luck! ...Read more
How long does it take to recover fully from heart palpitations and anxiety from weekend binge drinking im on day 6 of recovering still have a symptoms?
Palpitations: Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol usually begin 6 to 24 hours after the last drink and can last for up to one week. The severity of the symptoms depends on the amount of alcohol intake and the length of time you have been using it. The symptoms can be very serious and include tremor, insomnia, DTs, seizures and even death. You need to think about going into an alcohol rehab program ...Read more
After recovering from chemical bronchitis will my lungs always be susceptible to coughs and infections?
Not necessarily: It depends on the severity of the exposure, what the exposure was and your underlying lung status. You are right, some people after pulmonary exposures to toxins/chemicals have sensitized/compromised airways but that isn't always the case for everyone. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is possible. It depends on at what stage it was caught and if there already any neurological symptoms. Also, this will depend on the types of anti-tb medications used and their effectiveness. This is something that will need to be monitored by your doctor. ...Read more