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Can A Malaria Infection Cause Severe Breathing Problems
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
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
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
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
Living cmv & hsv1 positive (HIV -)last 22 yrs without any treatment. Recently face breathing problems, eye infection & many more. Am I need medication?
Prob no Rx needed: Most healthy people have positive tests for CMV and HSV1, and almost always no treatment is needed. You list STDs, chlamydia, HIV etc as problems or topic tags, so be sure you are tested for active infection and treated if necessary. Follow you're doctor's advice on all this, but most likely nothing is wrong and probably neither HSV nor CMV has anything to do with your symptoms. ...Read more
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
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
Possible: Pulmonary side effects are among more rare and serious adverse effects of this medication but not common. ...Read more
I get severe breathing problems with my allergies. The over-the-counter stuff does not work. What else can I take?
Allergist: See allergist or pulmonologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
Could having sleep apnea for so many years be the cause in having breathing problems when I exercise?
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
Tense: Being extremely tense can cause some breathing and other difficulties. ...Read more
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
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
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
See your doctor: This can be serious. See your doctor right away. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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