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Do symptoms like trouble breathing and fever go away quickly?

Do symptoms like trouble breathing and fever go away quickly?

When did it start?: If you are in good health & have sudden onset of fever & trouble breathing think acute infection - pneumonia, bronchitis, croup. Your doctor or er can help a lot with this. Don't delay - go today! if you have a chronic breathing problem like asthma or COPD you are having an exacerbation. Follow your treatment plan or update your md on status change. Don't sweat the rare stuff - that's our job. ...Read more

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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


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How fast can I make my difficulty breathing and fever go away?

How fast can I make my difficulty breathing and fever go away?

Need more info: If you are having fever and severe difficulty breathing, you should see a physician right away. There are so many possible causes--you could have pneumonia and need antibiotics. Don't wait! ...Read more

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Symptoms: coughing , wheezing, congestion, fever, difficulty breathing, dizziness, fatigue. Been going on for 2 weeks. What could this be?

COPD or pneumonia: Sounds like pneumonia. You need to be examined and have a chest ray. You may need antibiotic treatment. Due to your smoking you may have chronic bronchitis. The best thing you can do for your health is to quit smoking. ...Read more

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My 6yo son has had a fever and cough for 7 days now the last two he is worse two ER trips due to difficulty breathing the first night it was asthma like symptoms he was given steroids and backtoback albuterol mixed with something else then released yester

My 6yo son has had a fever and cough for 7 days now the last two he is worse two ER trips due to difficulty breathing the first night it was asthma like symptoms he was given steroids and backtoback albuterol mixed with something else then released yester

Asthma, bronchitis, : Upper respiratory infection is the most common cause to precipitate asthma in both adults and children. After he recovers from this episode you should discuss with his physician for further evaluation by an allergist. An allergist may do skin testing, breathing tests, exhaled Nitric Oxide test and may suggest allergy immunotherapy, and use of preventive inhalers. ...Read more

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I have all flu symptoms in addition to difficulty breathing and severe back pain. Is this normal for the flu?

I have all flu symptoms in addition to difficulty breathing and severe back pain. Is this normal for the flu?

Difficulty breathing: Acute difficulty breathing requires an urgent visit to the doc. This could indeed be the flu but if it has progressed to this stage it certainly needs evaluation. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about trouble breathing and fever?

How much should I worry about trouble breathing and fever?

Fever and dyspnea: A combination of fever and breathing difficulty is a serious problem. There may be underlying infection that can, and should be treated. I would encourage you to visit your family doctor or, if you don't have a family doctor, go to a local hospital emergency room. I am not so sure that a minor er will be suitable, since you may require hospitalization if the infection is serious wnough. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with difficulty breathing and fever to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with difficulty breathing and fever to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Difficulty breathing: There are 3 basic symptoms for which you should never wait to see if they go away without being evaluated--shortness of breath, chest pain, and severe abdominal pain. The reason for this is that all of these can be associated with catastrophic illness (as well as many more benign illnesses). But there is no way you can tell. You need an md/do evaluation. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Having trouble breathing for about a week. Could this be asthma or hay fever?

Having trouble breathing for about a week. Could this be asthma or hay fever?

See doctor...: There are many different conditions that can cause shortness of breath including asthma. Other possibilities include heart problems, musculoskeletal problems as well as other lung conditions. The only way to know for sure is to be evaluated by a doctor. If your shortness of breath is worsening, you should be evaluated in the er since this could be a sign of a life-threatening problem. ...Read more

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Is it worth a trip to the doctor for difficulty breathing and fever?

Is it worth a trip to the doctor for difficulty breathing and fever?

Difficulty breathing: There are 3 basic symptoms for which you should never wait to see if they go away without being evaluated--shortness of breath, chest pain, and severe abdominal pain. The reason for this is that all of these can be associated with catastrophic illness (as well as many more benign illnesses). But there is no way you can tell. You need an md/do evaluation. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Infant case: difficulty breathing, chocking, not feeding well, fever last week, sleepy, whistle noise when breathing no secretion. What could it be?

Infant case: difficulty breathing, chocking, not feeding well, fever last week, sleepy, whistle noise when breathing no secretion. What could it be?

Bronchiolitis: Have your baby checked. Most of bronchiolitis in infants requires supportive cares. However, if infant's oxygen saturation runs below 92 percent or infant became dehydrated from inadequate feeding, hospitalization will be necessary. ...Read more

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I have had a fever and cough with chest congestion for 4 days but last night it got better. This morning my congestion lead to difficulty breathing.

I have had a fever and cough with chest congestion for 4 days but last night it got better. This morning my congestion lead to difficulty breathing.

Call 911: If you are truly having difficulty breathing, do not drive yourself. Have someone else drive you or call 911. You should go to the emergency department. Good luck. ...Read more

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My friend had a fever and difficulty breathing 3 weeks ago. She has since developed a rash, especially around her joints and very achy joints.?

My friend had a fever and difficulty breathing 3 weeks ago.  She has since developed a rash, especially around her joints and very achy joints.?

Needs to be seen: Many things can cause these symptoms, and most are temporary and nothing to worry about. However, many other things are worrrisome that can caus this, such as infection (tick tillnesses, toxic shock syndrome, etc) and rheumatological problems (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, erythema nodosum, sarcoid, etc). To be sure, see a dr. To get some testing. ...Read more

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Upper chest been hurting all day like the upper part close to my neck qhat could it be no fever no trouble breathing I can do all normal activities ?

Upper chest been hurting all day like the upper part close to my neck qhat could it be no fever no trouble breathing I can do all normal activities ?

Chest soreness: This sounds like a strain or low grade inflammation of the chest wall muscles. Have you performed any exercises or work related activities that may have stressed your rib cage? Have you been exposed to any drafts, winds or air conditioning that blew on that area? Do you have any signs of a viral illness? If symptoms aren't helped by Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil or if you develop a heavy cough, get examined. ...Read more

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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more


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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more