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Doctor insights on: Can Chicken Soup Help Against Symptoms Of Lung Infection

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Can chicken soup help against symptoms of lung infection?

Can chicken soup help against symptoms of lung infection?

Probably: There are some small studies favoring the use of chicken soup during colds. No body knows what exactly is helpful, the fluids from the soup, the warm temperature, the salt it contains, or the protein from the chicken. Somehow in conjunction it supports the immune system during an infection. I think you can extrapolate the benefits to pulmonary infections ( at least bronchitis. Pneumonia need more. ...Read more

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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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Can drinking lots of fluids prevent kidney disease after strep throat infection, but treated early with antibiotic, though..Thanks doctor..!?

Can drinking lots of fluids prevent kidney disease after strep throat infection, but treated early with antibiotic, though..Thanks doctor..!?

Autoinmmune disease: Acute glomerular nephritis (agn) is the consequence of an autoimmune reaction against the kidney triggered by antibodies to streptococcus pyogenes, the infecting agent of "strep throat." pushing fluids will help your body recover more easily from the acute infection, but will not prevent the agn. Using proper antibiotics for an appropriate period of time will prevent most cases of agn. ...Read more

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Can antiviral drugs make the infection to recurr instead of life long immunity? Ex: Chicken pox

Can antiviral drugs make the infection to recurr instead of life long immunity?  Ex: Chicken pox

Unlikely: Since exposure chicken pox, the virus is already replicating days before pox are noted. This is ample time for a person's immunity to start making antibodies. Recurrence of cp is more likely to be based on an individual's innate immunity when they first acquire the infection and later health. Rx needs to be started in 24 hours after pox appear, and important if newborn or other health issue. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lung infection? And can you die from it?

Symptoms of lung infection? And can you die from it?

Yes: Pneumonia is a common terminal event. If you have cough and fever, see your doctor for an evaluation. Most lung infections are readily treatable and a 27 year-old should not die from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and mucus appearance due to fungal lung infection (vs. Bacterial or viral)? How are fungal lung infections diagnosed?

What are the symptoms and mucus appearance due to fungal lung infection (vs. Bacterial or viral)?  How are fungal lung infections diagnosed?

Diagnosis: Mucus appearance does not give us diagnosis nor really give us a clue as to type of most of the time even the presence of infection. Lung infections with fungi are diagnosed when a person who had been to an area endemic for a fungus presents with symptoms, cxr taken, some clues are seen, and either a titer (blood reaction) or sputum by expectoration or fob, stains positive and grows the fungus. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a vaccine provides immunity against infection. what problems are associated with the use of a?

Can you tell me how a vaccine provides immunity against infection. what problems are associated with the use of a?

Turn on immunity: Vaccines take a substance that mimics the shell of a virus or bacteria and introduces it into the body. That substance triggers the immune system to create antibodies.Those antibodies will capture and eliminate the wild germ if the patient is exposed at some future time. The vaccines undergo decades of development and constant surveillance. They are safe and effective when used as designed. ...Read more

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Best cure for a virus that affects the pharynx with the heat of 39.5, slut sharp and nose mucus, heat does not respond to antipyretics (paracetamol)?

Best cure for a virus that affects the pharynx with the heat of 39.5, slut sharp and nose mucus, heat does not respond to antipyretics (paracetamol)?

Viral URI: If truly viral there is no specific therapy effective for this. Symptomatic relief is available with otc products, but my advice would be to see a doctor and make sure you do not have a secondary bacterial sinus infection or worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chicken Pox, Secondary infection from Blisters. Effectiveness of Augmentin? High fever not abating

Chicken Pox, Secondary infection from Blisters. Effectiveness of Augmentin? High fever not abating

Needs review : Is a reasonable choice but sometimes aggressive intravenous antibiotics are needed. Advise urgent medical assessment to exclude serious complications ...Read more

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Can an elderly person with bacterial bronchitis have 1 or 2 spoonfuls of honey to ease their throat and hoarse voice?

Can an elderly person with bacterial bronchitis have 1 or 2 spoonfuls of honey to ease their throat and hoarse voice?

YES: Dark brown ( brown/black ) honey has been proven to be as effective as many OTC cough products. Care must be used when addressing diabetic patients. I would suggest dissolving 1-2 Cold-Eze lozenges in tea and dark honey- very soothing and stimulates the immune system. ...Read more

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Is there a lower risk of viral shedding if you had herpes for 15 years? And does certain herbs help with viral shedding?

Is there a lower risk of viral shedding if you had herpes for 15 years? And does certain herbs help with viral shedding?

Viral shedding: Viral shedding with herpes can occur from any open lesion and is not related to how long you have had the virus. There are many herbs that increase immunity which in turn can decrease the frequency of outbreaks. Most men will clearly know if they have an outbreak, but women can have internal outbreaks for which they are not aware. ...Read more

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How to avoid the viral infection? The other answers are correct. Are you looking for examples? Some viral infections clear up on their own and the body builds antibodies and rids itself of the virus, as is the case with influenza (the flu), colds, and int

How to avoid the viral infection? The other answers are correct. Are you looking for examples? Some viral infections clear up on their own and the body builds antibodies and rids itself of the virus, as is the case with influenza (the flu), colds, and int

See below: Viral infections can be very mild in healthy individuals. They can almost "fly under the radar screen" in that they may only last for a day or two. To avoid infections or to have the infections pass quickly it is recommended to get plenty of sleep, eat healthfully and drink alcohol in moderation. ...Read more

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Can smoking worsen the symptoms of a lung infection?

Can smoking worsen the symptoms of a lung infection?

Yes : Smoking interferes with the lung's normal ability to cleanse itself. Therefore infections of breathing tubes or lung tissue will occur more frequently, be more difficult to eradicate, and be more debilitating. ...Read more

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Our whole house had the flu. 1 person got pneumonia. Will the rest of the family catch pneumonia? Or is the secondary infection not contagious?

Our whole house had the flu. 1 person got pneumonia. Will the rest of the family catch pneumonia? Or is the secondary infection not contagious?

Both are: contagious and you and household members should be screen for influenza A and B as well as strep. Careful hand washing, paper plates and cups and antiseptic hand lotion. ...Read more

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Which virus(s) have chicken pox like symptoms but can cause kidney failure?

Which virus(s) have chicken pox like symptoms but can cause kidney failure?

Viruses and Kidneys: I have spent a great deal of time researching your question. Hepatitis, hiv, hanta, ebstein-barr, west nile, b-k, and herpes varicella zoster viruses can all affect the kidney. The only one that has chickenpox-like symptoms is zoster though many of the others can have rashes but not vesicles like chickenpox. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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History of lung congestion and phlem from childhood.If I drink smthing cold Im likely to get sore throat,cough,fever.How to improve lung resistance?

Lung Resistance: Best bet will be to have lung function test(PFT), to be evaluated by lung doctor (pulmonologist). It will identify if you have any problem. Regarding frequent congestion and phlegm, you may have chronic sinus problem. You may need antibiotic course. One stop shop at pulmonologist should be helpful. Hope this helps. Let me know. Thanks. ...Read more

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Sick as a dog with sign and symptoms of sinus infection?

Sick as a dog with sign and symptoms of sinus infection?

Get an antibiotic: There are antibiotics made just for sinus infections. Surprisingly, not all types of antibiotics work for all parts of the body in the same way. See your doctor for the proper prescription. ...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