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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Fluid In The Lungs (Overview)

Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate(thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative(heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling(thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need diagnosis for proper resolution.


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Can lysol and irratants like that cause fluid in the lungs if sprayed a lot around person with heart problems?

Can lysol and irratants like that cause fluid in the lungs if sprayed a lot around person with heart problems?

Possible, unlikely: It's possible if you inhale a really large concentrated amount or are especially sensitive, but millions of people are exposed to Lysol daily over decades and they're not dropping like flies. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
616 doctors shared insights

Fluid In The Lungs (Overview)

Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate(thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative(heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling(thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need diagnosis for proper resolution.


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Does pneumonia mean fluid accumulation in the lungs? Does it happen in every case? How is it treated?

Does pneumonia mean fluid accumulation in the lungs? Does it happen in every case? How is it treated?

Lung infection: pneumonia is lung infection and can be caused by mostly virus or bacteria. Generally some fluid accumulation may be associated with pneumonia but sometimes larger amounts of fluid accumulate surrounding the lung, which may need to be drained. ...Read more

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Why don't lungs fail during pulmonary edema?

Why don't lungs fail during pulmonary edema?

They often do: Pulmonary edema is one of the most common causes of respiratory failure. That's why we have ventilators and icus. Less severe cases of pulmonary edema can be tolerated well enough to avoid respiratory failure. Just like a rain, its a matter of degree. You can have a light shower, or a deluge and flash-flooding. ...Read more

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What is treatment for coughing up fluid from lungs?

What is treatment for coughing up fluid from lungs?

Depends.....: First, the etiology of the cough and "fluid" needs to be diagnosed. For example, the fluid could be from congestive heart failure or be inflammatory sputum from acute bronchitis or an asthma exacerbation. All of these etiologies have different treatments so see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and then the correct treatment rendered. If you are short of breath, go to the er. ...Read more

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What are some homeopathic treatments for fluid in the lungs?

What are some homeopathic treatments for fluid in the lungs?

None: There are no controlled clinical trials demonstrating efficacy for any homeopathic remedy for fluid in the lungs. There are allopathic remedies that are life saving. If you resort to homeopathy for this condition, the delay in your getting proper and complete diagnosis, and therapy, can lead to serious consequences that might have been avoided or alleviated. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fluid in the lungs naturally?

How to get rid of fluid in the lungs naturally?

LO salt, need help!: Fluid in lungs (pulmonary edema) can be due to many causes: heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure.... Pulmonary edema is usually treated with water pills (diuretics) and low salt diet. Depedending on the exact cause other medications may help: e.g. Coreg (carvedilol) for heart failure.. Management of pulmonary edema usually requires a physician team expert in internal medicine problems. ...Read more

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My grandfather is 91 and has chf. Doctors have him on Lasix (furosemide) to prevent fluid buildup around his heart/lungs. How much water can he drink safely?

My grandfather is 91 and has chf.  Doctors have him on Lasix (furosemide) to prevent fluid buildup around his heart/lungs.  How much water can he drink safely?

Ask his heart MD: At that age - and CHF - the amount of fluid that is safe to take in - can be very specific - and usually is balanced with the urine output - - check with his md - it will depend a lot on his ability of his heart to efficiently pump ( ejection fraction ) - done with echocardiogram, along with his kidney function ( blood tests - especially creatinine, blood urea nitrogen-bun and now GFR - great ? ! ...Read more

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What causes fluid build in lungs?

Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacteria such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to attack its own tissue and i can closterwood in the longs also remember that all these connect organs are connected in some way to each other in the chest so if the heart fails fluking back up into the lungs and vice versa is more competine you realize but it's a good question. ...Read more

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What causes fluid behind the lungs?

What causes fluid behind the lungs?

A number of things: When fluid accumulates in the spaces around the lungs (pleural spaces), this is called a pleural effusion. There are a number of causes for pleural effusions. One cause is heart failure. When the heart does not work well, its pumping action is decreased and fluid can back up into the lungs and the spaces around the lungs. Another cause might be inflammation of the lungs (as with pneumonia). ...Read more

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


Dr. Rajesh Rethnam
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Pulmonary Edema (Definition)

The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and shouldn't have fluids. In pulmonary edema they fill up with fluids most commonly, from heart failure. This causes shortness of breath. Other causes are kidney and liver failure. Low protein in blood or allergic reactions. Treatment usually require diuretics or water pills ...Read more