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Can You Bronchopneumonia Quickly
Cold Tips:: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more
May be difficult: It can be difficult to tell the difference some times, but pneumonia typically is more severe with more cough and mucous production as well as fevers. Bronchitis tends to be more mild, but if you have underlying COPD or other lung disease it may be more difficult to tell. A chest xray and physical exam can help distinguish. ...Read more
Acute? Chronic?: Acute bronchitis is caused by an infection of the airways. Preventive measures include avoiding people who have the infection as much as possible as well as frequent hand washing. Chronic bronchitis is typically caused by smoking so never smoking as well as smoking cessation is vital for prevention. ...Read more
Goblet cells: Goblet cells in the airways produce the mucous. ...Read more
Anthrax: The incubation period is usually 1 to 7 days for pulmonary anthrax. Per http://ideas.Health.Vic.Gov.Au/bluebook/anthrax.Asp “evidence from mass exposures indicates incubation periods up to 60 days are possible for pulmonary anthrax, related to delayed activation of inhaled spores.” incubation is followed by a somewhat mild prodromal phase with average duration of 2 days. ...Read more
Can you die from tonsillitis and how fast does it take tonsils to sweet to the point when they would block your airway?
Rarely: Only if tonsillitis leads to a peritonsillar abscess which then could rarely progress into the carotid sheath and infect the carotid artery or the jugular vein. Another scenario would be the development of a retro-pharyngeal abscess that could progress into the mediastinum and cause a fatal pneumonia. These complications of tonsillitis are rare but possible. ...Read more
Testing: It's best to have a spirometry test while symptomatic as this can help confirm if wheezing is a result of bronchospasm. You can also have the test repeated 20 minutes after using a dose of a bronchodilator medicine to see how helpful they are in your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ASAP: If the lung is indeed punctured (knife, gun shot wound, broken rib, etc), you need to be in the emergency room asap. Though not all chest wall injuries include lung injury, it is best to be safe and get checked. ...Read more
Cough: To know for sure, the health care provider may take a sample of mucus from the nasal secretions and send it to a lab, which tests it for pertussis. While this can offer an accurate diagnosis, the test takes some time, and treatment is usually started before the results are ready. ...Read more
Infection etiology..: If the infection is due to a bacterial infection, antibiotics are typically prescribed. If the infection is due to a virus, it will run its course typically over a 1-2 week period. See your doctor so your infection can be diagnosed and treated. Sometimes a sputum culture is needed to make the diagnosis. A chest infection could be acute bronchitis or even pneumonia, which your doctor will determine. ...Read more
Causing pain w breat: Pleurisy is a medical term meaning an inflammation of the lining of the lung. Inflamation is the bodies reaction to something it considers 'foreign'. Latin again: 4 signs of inflamation are dolor (pain), rubor (redness), calor (heat), and edema (swelling). There are 2 pleura, one coating the lungs, one lining the chest wall; when inflamed, breathing rubs one against other causing pain and dyspnea. ...Read more
Time and patience: Once the cough starts from pertussis it is generally too late to affect the course of the disease. However, the antibiotic zithromax is indicated to reduce tramsission of the disease to others. If truly caught in te earliest phase, zithromax can provide a cure and reduce the length of the illness which can otherwise last for 100 days. ...Read more
Quickly!: Well, actually it depends upon your individual physiology but some women will develop a yeast infection almost guaranteed after a course of antibiotics for a bladder infection (this is a common scenario). That's because antibiotic indiscriminately kills good bacteria in vagina (in addition to bad bacteria in bladder), thus allowing yeast to get out of control. Anti-yeast drugs are available otc. ...Read more
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