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Can oxygen therapy be used to prevent cough in bronchiectasis patients?

Can oxygen therapy be used to prevent cough in bronchiectasis patients?

No: Oxygen therapy is only used in patients with advanced bronchiectasis who have difficulty maintaining normal oxygen saturations. To prevent cough in patients with bronchiectasis, it is important to remove the excess mucus from the airways by use of mucolytic therapies (inhaled hypertonic saline) & physical techniques to mobilize the mucus (chest vest, acapella, flutter etc.). Talk to a lung doc. ...Read more

Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids (between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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How would oxygen therapy help a patient who is having an asthma attack? What effect will it have on the patient?

How would oxygen therapy help a patient who is having an asthma attack? What effect will it have on the patient?

Prevention: The respiratory system has an important roll in both providing oxygen to tissues & helping acutely regulate the delicate acid base balance in the body. Bronchospasm reduces the easy transfer of oxygen in & co2 out of the body. Without adequate o2, the body reverts to a metabolism that creates more acid causing deterioration, supplemental o2 helps avoid the acid buildup & nourishes tissues. ...Read more

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Can u have bronchitis with no cough? My chest hurts, I have asthma, and I am having really bad headaches as well please help

Can u have bronchitis with no cough? My chest hurts, I have asthma, and I am having really bad headaches as well please help

Not likely: Bronchitis almost always has cough and mucus (phlegm) with it. Symptoms of asthma can overlap with pneumonia depending on whether you cough or wheeze. Headaches suggest something else such as influenza. It sounds like you should call your doctor and be seen if you don't start getting better fairly soon. ...Read more

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Suffering from headache, under treatment for migraine and asthma, but today feel feverish and suffering with headaches?

Suffering from headache, under treatment for migraine and asthma, but today feel feverish and suffering with headaches?

Rule out infection: It may be a separate condition from your migraine. Definitely visit with your pcp so they can rule out other causes of this, such as a viral infection. ...Read more

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Bronchitis 4 wks/ possible asthma. Extreme fatigue, body ache and headache b4 using inhaler. Felt great afterwards. Y did I cough hours later? Asthma?

Bronchitis 4 wks/ possible asthma. Extreme fatigue, body ache and headache b4 using inhaler. Felt great afterwards. Y did I cough hours later? Asthma?

Inhalers.: Generally speaking, the beta-agonist inhalers will suppress symptoms for a few hours without eradicating the underlying medical issue, be it asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or something else. So they’re for symptom relief, not cure. Like taking a cough drop for a pneumonia. That’s why your symptoms came back so fast. You may need more intense, curative treatment prescribed. ...Read more

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Can asthma result from pneumonia? What is it? Pt walks but at times appears to pant like a dog, may be short of breath. Was on o2 therapy now disc.

Can asthma result from pneumonia? What is it? Pt walks but at times appears to pant like a dog, may be short of breath. Was on o2 therapy now disc.

Wording confusing: Like fever, an asthma flare up can be triggered by many separate types of events, including infection. Childhood asthma is often triggered by lower respiratory viruses. The condition is not the result of a case of pneumonia but may emerge and become more active after such an event. The symptoms you report are common to conditions of the heart and lung. ...Read more

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7 y/o 5pm 101.3, gave tylenol (acetaminophen). 102 @ 6pm has headache & fatigued. No other sx. Does have cough, but prob r/t asthma. Should he see doctor or wait?

7 y/o 5pm 101.3, gave tylenol (acetaminophen). 102 @ 6pm has headache & fatigued. No other sx. Does have cough, but prob r/t asthma. Should he see doctor or wait?

Children and Fever: Please do not wait. This is a child and the fever is going up, not down with treatment. Where we can wait in adults a bit...It is not wise to wait when it is a child with a fever. ...Read more

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7 y/o boy (with? Asthma) cough (varies between croupy and junky), headache, low grade temp (99-101). Just a cold?

7 y/o boy (with? Asthma) cough (varies between croupy and junky), headache, low grade temp (99-101). Just a cold?

Asthma with a Cold: Call your pediatrician right away... Depending on various factors your son may need to be seen and treated more aggressively. ...Read more

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I've had a fever, dry cough and a headache for 4 days now. I also feel pain in my right lung when I take a deep breath. I'm diagnosed with asthma.?

I've had a fever, dry cough and a headache for 4 days now. I also feel pain in my right lung when I take a deep breath. I'm diagnosed with asthma.?

Fever cough: Follow up with doctor/urgent care. may need antibiotics could be mycoplasma for which zithromax helps. The pain on deep breathing is likely pleurisy -inflammation of membrane around lungs (rarely PE doubt it, unless you smoke are on BCP and have family history) But f/u with doctor urgent care today ...Read more

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Blocked nose & headache on forehead occasionally, mucus stuck in throat, no cough, feeling breathless once a while, how to confirm whether I have asthma?

Blocked nose & headache on forehead occasionally, mucus stuck in throat, no cough, feeling breathless once a while, how to confirm whether I have asthma?

Asthma: Studies show asthma is sometimes a misdiagnosis. The diagnosis is confirmed with a test called spirometry where you breathe into a machine then we see if a bronchodilator overcomes an obstructive breathing pattern if present. Asthma is an obstructive lung disease. Https://www. Aaaai. Org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions-dictionary/spirometry ...Read more

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'asthma cold trigger with dry mouth and throat nont stop cough and trouble breathing during heavy work out how accurate are the finter tip pulse ox for oxygen?

'asthma cold trigger with dry mouth and throat nont stop cough and trouble breathing during heavy work out how accurate are the finter tip pulse ox for oxygen?

Should work fine: A fingertip pulse oximeter should give an valid reading if it can follow the pulse, which means the reading is valid if the pulse shown on the oximeter matches the patient's actual pulse. One can check on its accuracy by comparing it with other oximeters, such as those at the doctor's office. No machine is perfect, so any oximeter can malfunction... thus beware of unexpected oximeter results. ...Read more

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For 4.5 weeks have had: asthma attacks no reason, headache, naseau, chest and back pain, pale face lips nails, congestion, phlegm, cough sore throat?

For 4.5 weeks have had: asthma attacks no reason, headache, naseau, chest and back pain, pale face lips nails, congestion, phlegm, cough sore throat?

Infection: You should visit your doctor as soon as possible. It sounds like you might have an infection and if it has been going on for so long you might need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Bad cough that started yesterday. I've had to take my asthma pump twice today and the humidifier once. It hurts when I cough. Any idea what's wrong?

Bad cough that started yesterday. I've had to take my asthma pump twice today and the humidifier once. It hurts when I cough. Any idea what's wrong?

See doctor: If you need the asthma pump frequently to relieve your symptoms, you need to consult your doctor since the cough may well be a sign of worsening in your asthma especially if you have had a recent upper respiratory tract infection. ...Read more

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My brother age is 19 years he has asthma and black cough from the age of 3 years please suggest treatment to end asthma permanently thanks?

My brother age is 19 years he has asthma and black cough from the age of 3 years please suggest treatment to end asthma permanently thanks?

Asthma: Your brother should be under the care of an allergist. He will be needed to be tested to find out what he is allergic to. He will have to undergo desensitization as well as being on proper medication. In addition he will be under close supervision of his doctor. ...Read more

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Had cough a month went to hospital I blew in a peak flow meter then got a neb treatment and tolled me I had asthma how would I know for sure if I do?

Had cough a month went to hospital I blew in a peak flow meter then got a neb treatment and tolled me I had asthma how would I know for sure if I do?

Diagnosis...: By definition, asthma is recurrent episodes of bronchospasm so you need more than one episode for the diagnosis to be made. You can also have pulmonary function testing to determine if you have any bronchospasm either at rest or with provocation testing. See your doctor so you can be diagnosed and treated, if you have asthma. ...Read more

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What is cough variant asthma? And do you prefer dry powder inhalers or metered dose inhalers for albuterol treatment of this condition? Which is Better

What is cough variant asthma? And do you prefer dry powder inhalers or metered dose inhalers for albuterol treatment of this condition? Which is Better

Cough variant asthma: Is type of asthma where cough is the most salient symptom, dry cough, but still have other asthma signs, at times it might be the only symptom and hard to diagnose. As for the albuterol form: whichever works, so long it is taken in the right way and produces the desired effect, but albuterol is just a quick fix, you need comprehensive treatment as any other asthmatic, see an allergist/pulmonol ...Read more

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Chronic bronchial asthma. 2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?

Chronic bronchial asthma. 2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?

Pneumonia: You have acute pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis and you need urgent medical attention. You also list no medical history of any conditions or medications. Without adequate information about your general health, we cannot provide you with any more advice. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is this cold I have, I've had it for 4 days now. I have sinus pressure, sinus headaces, dry cough with brownish phlem coming up, I do have asthma?

What is this cold I have, I've had it for 4 days now. I have sinus pressure, sinus headaces, dry cough with brownish phlem coming up, I do have asthma?

Exposure to allergy?: With your history if asthma, an exposure to an allergen is the likely scenario. Allergen exposure causes production of histamine in the upper airway causing blockage of sinuses and production of mucus. This leads to post nasal drip and cough. ...Read more

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Have asthma. Clear sinus drainage. Dr gave steriod shot in hip with nasonex (mometasone). Nebulizer treatment made lung function better but I still have cough?

Have asthma. Clear sinus drainage. Dr gave steriod shot in hip with nasonex (mometasone). Nebulizer treatment made lung function better but I still have cough?

PFTs: Pulmonary function testing will help to determine whether or not your lung function is in a proper range or not. Cough is a nonspecific finding that may be associated with an asthma exacerbation, but there are many other causes. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to test latent TB infection for drug resistance before starting treatment? ...and I have asthma and allergies and have a cough sometimes...should I do anymore test before starting treatment? ...complete negative chest xray...

Is there anyway to test latent TB infection for drug resistance before starting treatment? ...and I have asthma and allergies and have a cough sometimes...should I do anymore test before starting treatment? ...complete negative chest xray...

Don't think so: Latent tuberculosis means there are no signs nor symptoms of TB, but only a positive screening test. Doctors wouldn't be able to locate and collect the bacteria to grow in the lab to test for drug resistance. If the screening test was a skin test and the doctor feels a blood test is needed, the doctor might order a TB blood test. Patients who had a BCG shot get more accurate screening from blood. ...Read more

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Have clear nasal drainage with asthma. Dr gave steriod shot in hip with nasonex (mometasone). Nebulizer treatment made lung function better but I keep having cough?

Good that: Your asthma is under control. You will need to maintain your steroid treatment for at least three months and wean off from your albuterol gradually. Oftentimes we forget that using a nebulizer also loosens up nasal mucus that drains in the back of the throat causing persistent coughing! Continue your meds as prescribed. Talk to doctor if concerned or condition worsened. ...Read more

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Is there a significant fire hazard to doing oxygen therapy?

Is there a significant fire hazard to doing oxygen therapy?

Yes: Yes absolutely! oxygen can be very hazardous especially to those who smoke and use a lit flame anywhere near a stream of flowing pure oxygen. I personally have seen patients that have failed to heed warnings and be burned very seriously by this. ...Read more

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My o2 sats went down to 81 percent. Will I have to go on oxygen therapy?

My o2 sats went down to 81 percent. Will I have to go on oxygen therapy?

Depends: What is your underlying problem? Did you check whether pulse oximetry is registering your o2 correctly? Generally if your o2sats are below 85% you will qualify for oxygen per medicare guidelines. Please go to your doctor get checked. ...Read more

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How effective is oxygen therapy for treating croup?

How effective is oxygen therapy for treating croup?

Cold mist helps: Croup it is caused by different kind of viruses. The symptoms varie from hoarse voice to a more severe form with fever and stridor, an inspiratory noise due to the swelling of the airway. Cold mist (with or without oxygen) can help, but for the more severe cases children might require racemic epinephrine nebulization and steroids. ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Definition: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is, by definition, the administration of oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure. There are many indications for this type of treatment: radiation injuries, wounds related to diabetes or poor circulation, and others. Hbot is delivered in 1 of 2 ways: a monochamber (1 patient at a time) or a multichamber (more than 1 patient). The efficacy is the same. ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot)?

O2 under pressure: The oxygen that you breath while under pressure in an hbo chamber is acting like a drug. There are a myriad of effects of this. The most important effect is to get oxygen to tissues that are failing because of a lack of oxygen. The pressure helps force o2 into the tissues where circulation may be poor. Also increased circulation of stem cells has been reported with hbo. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more