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Can nasonex (mometasone) cause infection in the lungs? I suffer from chronic sinusitis and this seems to have occurred after using, stopped its use due to cough.

Can nasonex (mometasone) cause infection in the lungs?  I suffer from chronic sinusitis and this seems to have occurred after using, stopped its use due to cough.

Unlikely: The absorption of Nasonex (mometasone) is low, and it going to the lung is also low. What can happen is if used more than necessary, it can cause fungal infection at the site of use and that can be inhaled or can spread. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I am hospitalized w/ pnemonia and possibly whooping cough. Blood test came back pos for staph. How serious is staph infection in the lungs ?

I am hospitalized w/ pnemonia and possibly whooping cough. Blood test came back pos for staph. How serious is staph infection in the lungs ?

Very: If you have positive blood cultures for staph aureus (ask your doctor what species of staph since if it is coagulase negative it is probably a contaminant) you are very seriously ill and infective endocarditis must be excluded from your diagnosis. You need to be seen in consultation by an infectious diseases expert. Hope you get over this soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a fungal infection in the lungs/lymph nodes called?

Docs can you explain what is a fungal infection in the lungs/lymph nodes called?

Histoplasmosis: It is histoplasmosis more commonly seen in HIV positive patients and in normal healthy patients from exposure to bird droppings.It is caused by fungus histoplasma capsulatum.It can effect liver, spleen and lymph nodes and lungs. ...Read more

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Could a viral infection in the lungs cause dysmyelopoiesis cells in the blood .if so does it go away when the virus is gone?

Could a viral infection in the lungs cause dysmyelopoiesis cells in the blood .if so does it go away when the virus is gone?

Myelodysplasia: If I understand your question - myelodysplasia = dysmelopoiesis. In roughly 80% of the cases there is no known cause. However, there is a genetic relationship since this condition is related to certain types of leukemias. In you question - a virus might trigger MDS but once the virus clears the MDS unfortunately stays behind and will likely need to be treated. Good luck ...Read more

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Can swallowing sperm infected with trich cause a trich infection in the lungs? Especially if you have a preexising condition such as post nasal drip?

Can swallowing sperm infected with trich cause a trich infection in the lungs?  Especially if you have a preexising condition such as post nasal drip?

No: Swallowed items go to your stomach, not your lungs....But what are you doing? Gargling and inhaling it? ! do try to avoid having sexual relations with people who are infected...With just about anything. ...Read more

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Can i continue to work even if my x-ray result is my right upper lung have a minimal koch`s infection?

Can i continue to work even if my x-ray result is my right upper lung have a minimal koch`s infection?

Probably OK: Interesting terminology -- from this and other questions, apparently "Koch's infection" is frequently used in the Phillippines for tuberculosis. Anyway, there are two issues: 1) Your health: if not feeling sick, you can safely work. 2) Others' health: if you are close proximity to other persons and have a cough, you might give them TB. But this won't last long after starting appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a lung infection?

See your MD: If you have a lung infection or pneumonia you should see your md and see if antibiotic treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could deal with lung infection?

Depends on health: If one is a smoker you may well need antibiotics. If one is not a smoker and not severely ill you might wait a couple of days prior to see your doctor. If you have fever, cough and chest pain , it would be wise to go see your doctor as soon as possible. If you have blood in your sputum, then this becomes more severe. Need immediate medical attention in that case. Basic answer see your doc ...Read more

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I have asthma and infection in my lungs. Please tell me how to manage my condition.

I have asthma and infection in my lungs. Please tell me how to manage my condition.

Pneumonia: Is it what you call infection of the lungs? To treat pneumonia, you probably need totake antibiotics. For asthma-your regular antiastmatic drugs. ...Read more

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I had a bronchial scope done results were strep infection in my lungs. What does that mean?

I had a bronchial scope done results were strep infection in my lungs. What does that mean?

Pneumonia: If they scoped you it was probably to look for some foreign material that might be plugging an airway or to get access to an area so they could get a specimen from. Streptoccus is a family of germs, many of which are causes of infections. Streptococcus pneumonia is a common cause of pneumonia. It is generally responsive to many antibiotics. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more