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Can a malaria infection cause severe breathing problems?

Can a malaria infection cause severe breathing problems?

Malaria: Complicated malaria can cause occlusion of small blood vessels due to parasite filled cells. This can cause cerebral malaria. Also pulmonary edema (water logged lungs) can occur from a similar process. This can lead to shortness of breath. Usually this is a serious disease. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Malaria (Definition)

A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. These parasites infect red blood cells, causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to four weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more


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Would malaria infection create breathing difficulty?

Would malaria infection create breathing difficulty?

Not initially: That would be an uncommon symptom initially, though it could occur eventually with severe malaria, since people who are severely anemic (which can be a consequence of malaria) breathe more rapidly to compensate for their anemia. ...Read more

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What bactirial infection can cause very high fever, vomiting, breathing problems, chest pains, severe muscle & joint pain, diahydration, disoriantation, ?

What bactirial infection can cause very high fever, vomiting, breathing problems, chest pains, severe muscle & joint pain, diahydration, disoriantation, ?

Many: The symptoms you describe are very common to different infections, bacterial and viral. Proper evaluation with lab work is necessary to identify the infectios agent. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes and treatments for long term coughing and breathing problems with lupus (lse) when no infection or fever.

What are some of the causes and treatments for long term coughing and breathing problems with lupus (lse) when no infection or fever.

SLE affects lungs: The inflammatory sle process often affects the lungs and surrounding tissue. Lupus can scar the lungs making them stiffer causing shortness of breath with panting respirations, fatigue and a chronic dry cough. It can also inflame the pleura and chest wall causing chest pain. Treatment of sle lung usually involves corticosteroids or anti-inflammatory agents such as methotrexate. ...Read more

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I have breathing problems, could be start of chest infection?

I have breathing problems, could be start of chest infection?

Depends on duration: If problems have been over many mths or years then not an infection. An infection may be due to your underlying lung problem.
If symptoms started within a few days then yes this could be an infection. Need to follow up with yoru md.
Alsi if you smoke you need to stop. ...Read more

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I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

You're too young @26: You're too young @ 26y to be taking 2 major sedatives like Ativan and MS-Contin. What were they prescribed for? What symptoms are you having? Both Ativan & MS-Contin can impair breathing (as you recognized), increase sleepiness, & cause problems operating a vehicle. Are you sure you know how the combination will affect you? Talk to your doctor about alternatives. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck ...Read more

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What could cause continuing pain, pressure and difficulty breathing in nose 3.5 months after septoplasty? Recent CT shows no infection.

What could cause continuing pain, pressure and difficulty breathing in nose 3.5 months after septoplasty? Recent CT shows no infection.

Persisted deviation: If the primary reason for septoplasty was deviated septum, or correction of collapsed septum, the deformity may have persisted or recurred. It could be a chronic septal hematoma or may be internal valve problem. Your best course is to go back to your original surgeon for help, or fiind another one who can help you. ...Read more

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Can Macrobid cause breathing problems I'm sscared to take it?

Can Macrobid cause breathing problems I'm sscared to take it?

Possible: Pulmonary side effects are among more rare and serious adverse effects of this medication but not common. ...Read more

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I take. 5m of Xanax (alprazolam) when needed but noticed when I took it last time on a flight I woke almost gasping for air. Will Xanax (alprazolam) cause breathing problems?

I take. 5m of Xanax (alprazolam) when needed but noticed when I took it last time on a flight I woke almost gasping for air. Will Xanax (alprazolam) cause breathing problems?

Unlikely: No, this could be that you are having more anxiety due to the situation- flight? Xanax (alprazolam) is not usually associated with xanax, (alprazolam) but it is not impossible that it is a "less common" side effect. ...Read more

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Is the nurse right to say that I had scoliosis, and that could cause breathing problems?

Is the nurse right to say that I had scoliosis, and that could cause breathing problems?

Possibly.: Scoliosis can cause significant breathing problems if the curvature is very high. Smaller curves may cause a reduction in respiratory function when measured, but usually not clinically observed. If you have scoliosis and breathing problems you need to be examined because one may not be causative of the other. ...Read more

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Could having sleep apnea for so many years be the cause in having breathing problems when I exercise?

Could having sleep apnea for so many years be the cause in having breathing problems when I exercise?

Potentially: Sleep apnea causes cardiovascular problems and pulmonary hypertension. But also, many other factors like nasal valve and septum issues, narrow posterior airway, cardiomyopathy, valvular problems, and many more be the cause as well. ...Read more

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Does piriton allergy tablets cause breathing problems? I've been experiencing breathing difficulties since I've taken them.

Does piriton allergy tablets cause breathing problems? I've been experiencing breathing difficulties since I've taken them.

No: Piriton is the uk version of chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine which is safe and has been available over the counter in the usa for decades. It can make your secretions dry and thick, so if you has asthma, it could make it worse, but that's true of all antihistamines, not just piriton. If you're short of breath, please seek medical help! ...Read more

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Can cigarette particulate matter cause breathing problems?

Can cigarette particulate matter cause breathing problems?

Dust?: Cigarettes can cause cancer. They can lead to pulmonary destruction. Do not smoke.

Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am wondering if my walls with primer and no paint over them can cause breathing problems?

May be: Primers are known to cause increased bronchoresponsiveness in some folks. If you do get wheezing and dyspnea when in the vicinity of the primers, may be it is associated. ...Read more

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Can Effexor (venlafaxine) cause breathing problems?

Can Effexor (venlafaxine) cause breathing problems?

Dyspnea or not?: There have been patients that develop a catch in their breath while on medications. In addition a more central problem can occur where one seems to almost forget to breathe. Ssri's and snri's (like effexor) seem to not infrequently cause this. Decreasing the dose typically does not eliminate it. It usually does not occur with all the other agents in these classes - you will find one that does not. ...Read more

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Is there a way to alleviate the breathing problems caused by kyphosis?

Is there a way to alleviate the breathing problems caused by kyphosis?

Yes: There are several treatments. You will need to see a pulmonary specialist. There is spirometer-assisted breathing, thoracic valley exercises and deep breathing exercises. If you breathing difficulty becomes lift threatening then a spinal surgeon may be needed. ...Read more

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Why does GERD cause breathing problems?

Why does GERD cause breathing problems?

2 possible theories: One is that the acid reflux runs up the esophagus and then back down into the windpipes.
The other is that since the esophagus and lung share vagal nervous system, the acid could indirectly stimulate breathing problems. ...Read more

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Can hot weather cause breathing problems?

Yes: Hot weather can be associated with ozone or smog from peoples airconditioners, stay indoors. ...Read more

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Could large breasts cause breathing problems?

Could large breasts cause breathing problems?

No: Large breasts that are pendulous can cause posture problems but not breathing problems. The latter which is secondary to loss of elastic tissue can cause dyspnea or pulmonary problems related to copd. ...Read more

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Can septum piercings cause breathing problems?

Can septum piercings cause breathing problems?

Yes: Material may build up on the piercing, the septum may become infected and enlarge, and the piercing itself may limit the airway.

I don't recommend the practice. Talk to your doc for more insight.

Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can using tegretol with cardizem cd cause breathing problems?

Can using tegretol with cardizem cd cause breathing problems?

Interaction: The combination may increase Carbamazepine levels causing toxicity including but not limited to sedation and unsteadiness when walking. Also may decrease the effectiveness of cardizem. Consultation with prescribing doctor (s) should be sought. ...Read more

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Can a moderate dose of caffeine (coffee) cause breathing problems by constricting your sinus passages?

Can a moderate dose of caffeine (coffee) cause breathing problems by constricting your sinus passages?

Coffee: Coffee is a vasoconstrictor, if anything, it should decrease congestion, which it does not do usually for nasal congestion. My point is, it does not cause nasal congestion. On the other hand, vasomotor rhinitis can occur from hot drinks, and it is related to the temperature of the food/drink. Same wil happen with soup. ...Read more

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Can my employer force me to sign an incident report for breathing problems caused by possible mold at work?

Can my employer force me to sign an incident report for breathing problems caused by possible mold at work?

NO!!!!: You should not be forced. It is however in your benefit to write an incident report (in your own words!) that honestly expresses your personal view of what happened, how you got exposed to what, and the consequences of that exposure! Keep a copy for your own records. It gives you legal (and financial protection) protection and could also help prevent others from getting sick. ...Read more

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Can rhinoplasty cause breathing problems? Do breathing problems and chronic congestion even happen after rhinoplasty? .

Can rhinoplasty cause breathing problems? Do breathing problems and chronic congestion even happen after rhinoplasty? .

It can: If you have breathing problems see a facial plastic surgery or rhinoplasty surgeon experienced in both treating breathing and cosmetic problems in septorhinoplasty surgery. Secondary corrections of breathing problems that are still present a year or more after rhinoplasty surgery demand even greater expertise in your surgeon! ...Read more

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Klonopin (clonazepam) 2mg daily and coerg total 6mg daily --cymblta 60 daily. ..Is this safe or could it cause breathing problems?

Yes: This combination is written frequently. Check with your md as to the reason of taking Coreg (carvedilol) and what might happen as a result of such medical not psychiatric diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more