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Dr. Al Hegab
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Frequent Respiratory Infections (Overview)

Frequent lung infections is a clinical finding in which a person gets lung infections more often than is typical. This can occur due to lung problems or due to a weakened immune system, often due to immune system suppressing drugs or HIV infection.


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What causes frequent respiratory infections in children with duchenne muscular dystrophy ?

What causes frequent respiratory infections in children with duchenne muscular dystrophy ?

Weak respirations: As Duchennes muscular dystrophy progresses, the muscles of respiration become weakened. As a result the person does not have the forceful breathing and cough to clear secretions from the respiratory tract. As soon as a cold begins you should give vigorous chest physical therapy to mobilize the secretions and if necessary suction them. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
21 doctors shared insights

Frequent Respiratory Infections (Overview)

Frequent lung infections is a clinical finding in which a person gets lung infections more often than is typical. This can occur due to lung problems or due to a weakened immune system, often due to immune system suppressing drugs or HIV infection.


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What is the cause of frequent respiratory infections?

What is the cause of frequent respiratory infections?

Lots of things: Technically, viruses, bacteria and fungus are infections. There are lots of other things that can cause a persistent cough. Some will go way on their own like colds, viral infections etc. Others will not go away such as chronic sinusitis, allergies etc. If you are still coughing, call your family doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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What is the cause of frequent respiratory infections in children with duchenne muscular dystrophy ?

What is the cause of frequent respiratory infections in children with duchenne muscular dystrophy ?

Impaired muscles: When dmd affects the muscles of breathing, patients have difficulty clearing secretions which can lead to increased infections. Chest pt can be useful to break the secretions up and allow them to be cleared. If there is an issue with scoliosis, this should be addressed early to prevent further repiratory compromise later in the disease course. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated and help flush infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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What is the cause of frequent respiratory infections?

Lots of things: Technically, viruses, bacteria and fungus are infections. There are lots of other things that can cause a persistent cough. Some will go way on their own like colds, viral infections etc. Others will not go away such as chronic sinusitis, allergies etc. If you are still coughing, call your family doctor. ...Read more

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What causes leukopenia and frequent respiratory infections?

What  causes leukopenia and frequent respiratory infections?

Leukopenia: The list of things that can cause leukopenia is very long and includes both benign and malignant conditions. It is very important that this be evaluated by a hematologist, and maybe an immunologist, especially if the person is having frequent respiratory infections as well. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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What is responsible for leukopenia and frequent respiratory infections?

What is responsible for leukopenia and frequent respiratory infections?

Number of causes: Infection itself can cause leukopenia due to demand supply issue. Drugs can do it. So can cancers, certain type of infections and a host of causes that decrease production of the cells in the bone marrow. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more