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Chest Infection And Dizziness
Prescribed amoxicillin for suspected flu w/chest infection; having intense dizzy spells. Is that from the amoxicillin? Or from the illness? Confused!
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
I have asthma and am slowly recovering from a chest infection, when I have a coughing fit, I sometimes feel dizzy and lightheaded, can fainting occur?
Yes: Loss of consciousness can potentially occur through several physiologic mechanisms. ...Read more
Keep going dizzy, tired and wake up with a blocked nose could this be an infection as I've recently had a chest infection?
I'm also getting dizziness which comes and goes sitting or standing. Pressure in both ears gets worse if I bend forward. Recently had a chest infection which cleared on it's own but left me with a dry cough now been on going for 3 weeks?
Labyrinthitis: Also called vestibulitis. These symptoms can be explained by a viral infection that blocks the normal drainage of the middle ear, and affects the balance organ in the inner ear. A decongestant (eg, pseudoephedrine) can help with the congestion, and Meclizine can help control the dizziness/vertigo. This problem usually gets better on its own. If worse, or if not better in a week see your doctor ...Read more
27f, hx fast HR after just walking (130), SOBOE, burning pain in top of chest when breathing in only. No dizziness. Chest infection or heart related?
SOB on exertion: At your age I suspect tracheobronchial etiology of your dyspnea. The rapid heart rate would be secondary to the exercise intolerance. An associated cough or wheeze would be diagnostic. If these symptoms persist or worsen you should be examined by a physician for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
My uncle ws chain cigg smoker. Now HS age is 65yr complaing of recurrent chest infection which is assciated wid anosmia and vertigo. Treatment plz??
Work up and mgt: Part of his evaluation should include an EKG, Chest radiograph and pulmonary function testing to determine the condition of his lungs. His blood pressure should be closely assessed and I would recommend a visit with his physician for further work up and treatment. He should avoid all cigarette smoke as well. ...Read more
I feel pain in my chest, I feel a kind of dizziness and nuesea could it be an infection in my kidney?
I have some symptoms i'd like to ask about including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, back pains, random bruises, coughing, infections and chest pains. What could be theproblem?
See a doctor: Cannot, even if you gave enough data, diagnose you on the internet. These symptoms deserve a detailed evaluation by a competent experienced clinician who can obtain a full history and a detailed physical exam. Do this soon. ...Read more
Short of breath when standing and laying down. Fighting a sinus infection and I feel a little dizzy. No chest pain or arm pain?
Sinus infection: You'll feel better when you get over your sinus infection. Give it some time. ...Read more
Upper Respiratory Infection for 1 wk now dr. Gave me Benzonatate 100mg & no relief plus feel dizzy & nauseous & chest discomfort normal or what to do?
Return to MD: As the symptoms are changing and worsening, I would go back to see your MD and get reevaluated. If the medication is not helping, stop it as well as it may have side effects. ...Read more
Doctor Eval: You may be referring to pneumonia, which requires proper treatment to resolve. Being asthmatic increases your risk for this, and other pulmonary conditions. Please see your physician. He/she will consider a chest x-ray, and may prescribe an appropriate antibiotic. You may need additional care such as steroid or oxygen, depending on your condition. You may consider ER for rapid diagnosis.. ...Read more
Depends on DX: Depending on the dx, the cure may be simple rest, and fluids with supportive decongestants and/or cold medications, or if it is bacterial in nature, you may need an antibiotic to eradicate the infection. Seek medical care and get properly DX for the best cure. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Asthma and infection: A chest infection can sometimes aggravate the asthma condition and necessitate a temporary change in the normal treatment regimen. You should certainly continue your normal asthma routine, but if feeling worse, consult your provider. With clearing of infection you should return to your normal baseline. ...Read more
Chronic cough needs: To be evaluated by his pediatrician to determine the cause. It can be anything from mild asthma (reactive airway disease), being exposed to 2nd- or 3rd-hand smoke, gastroesophageal reflux, allergies, an aspirated peanut or popcorn seed...& the list goes on. Tell your pediatrician the duration & timing of his cough, family history & environmental exposures when you take your son in for a check-up. ...Read more
How can you tell if your chest infection has gone deep Into Chest when I cough I feel like it's gone deep in
Chest X-ray: Based on clinical symptoms, a doctor may be able to tell if a simple bronchitis has progressed to a pneumonia. There will be worsening of your condition. A physical exam should reveal findings of that. A chest X-ray would confirm everything the doctor's clinical skills would find. If you're not doing well -please try to be seen for proper evaluation. Pneumonia can wind you up in the hospital. ...Read more
I Am just getting over a chest infection and when I drink a cold drink I get a slight pain in top right of my back?
Chest Xray: That may be the sequelae of recuperation, but must rule out any significant pathology, so start with a chest Xray. ...Read more
After having a bad viral chest infection an no exercise for 2 months will I find it hard once I return to exercise? As I was fit
Unfortunately "you can't take it where you left it". You risk injury. You will need to take it easy at first and gradually increase your aerobics, weights, etc. Until you reach your pre-illness level.
If you were out for 2 months, it might take you 2 months to get back. ...Read more
My dr prescribed augmenting 500mg for chest infection I never read the dosage right and I took 4 today instead of 3 have diahorrea?
Stop rest of dose: Today and let your doctor know what you did so they can record it in your EHR, or they will think it's unrelated symptoms or new symptoms from something else, when it's related. Take your probiotics double strength to help with the diarrhea, and hydrate well. If this persists, you'll have to go to the ER to get IV's if you lose too much water thru diarrhea. So call your doctor now. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?
I've had a chest infection and was given ammoxicillin but it didn't work and was given clarithomycin and have taken half the course im still getting ti
Give it time: Some infections take time. Some are more stubborn than others. If things don't improve after finishing the total regimen, call your dr. ...Read more
Treat the cause: A simple vrial infection/cold may last a few days; a wk or so for viral bronchitis and flu (cough may last 3 wks). Cough suppressant, fluid, and rest often do the trick. The so called 'walking penumonia' and pertussis may linger for wks to months if not properly treated. Smokers/cystic fibrosis people may have chronic bronchitis. Consult doc for eval if symptoms lasting too long. Good luck. ...Read more
Chest infection: Chest, or respiratory infections, can manifest as cough, with or without sputum production, chest discomfort, fever, pain with respiration, feeling short of breath, and various combinations of these. May also just have fever and feeling unwell. Your provider can often know by doing a good lung exam, and sometimes a chest xray is needed. ...Read more
Wash your hands: And get your immunzations for the flu. If indicated, the Pneumovax vaccine is also recommended. ...Read more
Don't know the: Extent of your infection. Have you already sought help? History, physical examination, blood work, Chest X ray? If this is causing you significant problems then would pursue medical assessment. Take care. ...Read more
Chest infection: Take him to a dr. Need more hx. Could be viral or bacterial. ...Read more