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Does Pneumonia Cause Cough
Can pneumonia or bronchitis cause a horrible smelling cough/breath that infiltrates a whole room? The smell is AWFUL!
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with pneumonia... I was given a humidifier and Vicks for the water. Is this bad though cause it might suppress my cough?
Is there a way to identify fungal pneumonia or one caused by protozoa, without bronchoscopy, if one can't cough a mucus sample out for testing?
Will running a ceiling fan cause pneumonia in my 11 month old daughter if she is battling a cold /flu? Mainly just a good cough now.
I'm a 38yo w/ chest cold & productive cough. My chest Xray ruled out pneumonia but showed coarse interstitial markings. What's the likely cause?
Got chills all day yesterday and body aches 100.1 fever, headache. Today have little cough. Take Neurontin (gabapentin) 200mg 1xday. Could this cause pneumonia?
Could prescribed meds w steroids for persistent cough from bronchitis and walking pneumonia cause dysfunction of parathyroid or hyperparathyroidism?
Hyperparathyroidism: Primary hyperparathyroidism results from overproduction of parathormone. There is oversecretion of PTH due to adenoma, hyperplasia or, rarely, carcinoma of the parathyroid glands. Secondary disease is seldom if ever due to corticosteroids. The answer is basically no. ...Read more
CT showed small area mild pneumonia or clearing infection. Radiologist/ onc agree. Can sinus drainage cause pneumonia? Mild cough no fever. See prev.
Lag effect: Most important fact is the way you feel. Remember that. Xray and CT scans can lag behind the way you clinical present and feel by a day or two. ...Read more
See doctor: Physical exam and possibly chest x-ray may be necessary, but this will depend upon the clinical history and findings by your doctor. ...Read more
Pneumonia for 3rd time in Feb. Cough lasted 4mo., ended and recently started w/ no other symptoms. I'm 20 & smoke so I'm worried it may be something else?
Pneumonia: Viral illnesses can leave you more susceptible to developing bacterial infections to include pneumonia. Not everyone who has a prolonged cough will develop pneumonia. A cold can sometimes be mistaken for pneumonia and can be difficult to differentiate without a medical professional who puts the signs & symptoms along with diagnostic testing together! ...Read more
Doctor evaluation: If the baby appears very ill or is not getting better the only way to know for sure is to have a health professional exam the baby. Based on details of the babies symptoms, findings on physical exam and maybe lab tests (chest x rays, blood tests) if needed they can answer this question. ...Read more
My 7 month is in the hosp for cough / poss pneumonia her oxygen has been 89 90 is this ok and why?
Both my kids had pneumonia and continue to suffer from cough and cold, what homemade remedies should I follow?
Kids sick: Be sure the children are healthy otherwise and do not have conditions e.g. Allergies or something lowering their immunity system. Have a healthy diet, with lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and wild salmon and sardines, nuts. Be sure they are not esposed to smoke or other chemical irritants. Give vitamins especially vitamin D3 in significant doses (check with your doctor). ...Read more
Suffered from Pneumonia just before Christmas. Since then, I have been suffering on/off with a mild, mostly dry cough. Is this the norm?
Sometimes there can be a residual cough after a pneumonia. I would suggest that your physician check your lung function test with and without a bronchodilator. There may be reactivity of the airway which can be treated with albuterol.
If you still have congestion, a nasal saline rinse can help.
A virtual follow up appt can be made to discuss. ...Read more
3 years ago I had small pneumonia. Haven't been sick since. Now 3 days ago. Cough starts. Yesterday stuff head. Tempis 100.am I at risk of pneumonia? ?
Here's some...: Clinically, you may have stress urinary incontinence resulting from the pressure inside the bladder at coughs exceeding your urethra can close and resist; that's common in many women after childbirth and will worsen over time, but regular Kegel exercise may help to a degree. More? Ask doc timely. ...Read more
Walking pneumonia: This is a poor and virtually meaningless term referring primarily to whether a patient requires hospitalization or can be treated as an outpatient. The duration of cough will depend upon the organism involved. If mycoplasma pneumoniae the cough can be present for many weeks making you wonder if you have cancer. If bacterial it may be very brief, as long as major airways not involved. ...Read more
It's okay.: Sure. Don't sweat it if your feeling better otherwise. ...Read more
Yes it: Could. IT may also be just viral syndrome. Drink plenty of fluids. If condition fails to improve or worsen seek help ...Read more
Is there a possibility that you are diagnose with tuberculosis or pneumonia even if you don't have a cough?
I had atypical pneumonia in October of 2014. I still have a chronic cough six months later. Is that normal?
I had pneumonia and it went away but there is still a cough. Is this normal? How do I get rid of this annoying cough?
Pneumonia I have had it twice in the last 4 months and now I have a bad cough with alot of drainage. Is it a sypmtom of it again?
This is unusual:
See you lung doc to have it checked out.
You may need a CT of your chest.
Discuss with your lung doc,
No reason to wait! ...Read more
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