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Home Remedies For Asthma Symptoms More Than 2 Months
Steroids for 6 days for cold w/allergy & asthma flare. Much improved but still have productive cough and breathing is a little off. Call dr? Wait?
What to do for 2 & 8months old having cough and colds for two days? Any medications for the illnesses?
Symptomatic relief : Colds and coughstemp in 2 and 8 month olds should only be treated with saline nose drops, humidifier and tylenol (acetaminophen) if there is fever. Otc meds are neither safe nor helpful in this age group. However, if the 2 month old has any fever of 101 or has poor feeding , labored breathing or change in color, he should be seen. As for the 8 month old, we see anyone with temp over 102 for more than 24 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Honey: Believe it or not, dark honey can be very effective in lightening chest congestion in children over a year of age (and even adults too!). A humidifier or even going in the bathroom and inhaling the mist from a hot shower can also be beneficial if you are trying to avoid "medication" for the chest congestion. ...Read more
Yes: Bacterial meningitis would be fatal before being present 20 days and viral meningitis doesn't generally last that long. There are many causes of chronic meningitis that can cause prolonged symptoms such as fungal meningitis due to cryptococcus or coccidiodomycosis, TB meningitis, sarcoidosis, cancer etc. ...Read more
Need more info: Is hydronephrosis (hn) new since onset of pregnancy? How severe is the hn? Hn during pregnancy is quite common due to combination of estrogen effect & enlarged urerus which can obstruct ureters. Settles down on its own after pregnancy, most cases. Symptomatic hn during pregnancy requires intervention, by a urologist or an interventionist, to decompress obstructed kidney/s. Discuss with your OB dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improve drainage: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more
What are potential causes for a productive cough lasting for more than a week and is it worse for an asthmatic?
Is there any proper treatment for viral encephalitis with polycythemia ? Pt is 17 years old and over 6 month in icu waiting for good treatment
Missing information: You get more from the site when you provide better background information. Just listing "Viral" doesn't give much to work with. If it has lasted 6 mo and the patient is in the ICU I suspect it is Herpes encephalitis that has not responded to treatment and the prognosis is poor. Once the infection has lasted that long the damage is often permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every winter I get a severe cough in spasms that lasts for 4 months.seems to be lasting longer each year.not asthma test done.Antibiotics no good ?
Possibilities...: A cough that lasts for 4 months is by definition a chronic cough. Possible causes include bronchospasm, GERD, sinus disease. Each of these should be aggressively treated until the cough is controlled. The likely diagnosis is bronchospasm which can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Antibiotics are not needed since an infection would be shorter duration. See a lung doctor. ...Read more
I'm having a mild asthma flare-up. Flovent and Ventolin inhalers are expired for 2 years. Ok to use? I can't go to the doctor until 2 weeks later.
Call or go to ER: Don't ignore asthma, can be a deadly mistake. Call a doctor that has treated you in the past in order to get medication to bridge to the appointment. This may be possible depending on circumstances. Otherwise, go to urgent care or to the ED. Using expired medication may be life saving in certain circumstances, but no substitute for an evaluation by a physician and up to date planning. ...Read more
4 months old w/symptoms similar of those of a cold or bronchiolitis. Air travel scheduled 2 months ago. Neb treatment for cough spasms. Travel ok?
Ask your infant's: doctor. They can answer this more appropriately based on their exam of him/her and the specific treatment. It also depends on how long the flight is. You may not be able to give him a neb treatment on the plane. Please give a call to the pediatrician before you go. ...Read more
I need advice on home remedy for preventing bladder/kidney infections as i get them quite a few times in the past 2 years?
Bladder infections: Can sometimes be prevented by taking cranberry pills or juice on a regular basis, urinating after intercourse and of course wiping from front to back after urinating. If you have frequent urinary tract infections you should see your doctor who may recommend a prophylactic antibiotic. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flu symptoms since like 11 days. Very severe, dry cough. Family doctor gave her B12 shot and sent her home. More checks required? Medicine? Thanks
Try Elderberry/Homeo: Not sure if she (who is she?) has the flu but this sounds viral. No prescription meds help, if this is the flu i advise elderberry extract: http://bit.Ly/1b6mdi0 homeopathy is my favorite treatment for the flu ; viral coughs. It might be best to consult a homeopath (http://bit.Ly/18bi6nb) but you might be able to find a good remedy with this info: http://bit.Ly/1br6xpo ; http://bit.Ly/h97vwf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Day 4 of cold virus; with severe cough. No fever. Now no voice for 2 days.At what point would a visit to clinic be necessary? Remedies for laryngitis?
Clarify: I am presuming your question is about your son? Age? Based on the information given including history and meds, would suggest seeing a primary care doc. For an adult with no other history a viral illness is self limiting. But that is not the case for the history mentioned so seeking help us acceptable. Best of luck ...Read more
Having flu for more than 2months what can still be the solution? Took nasal sprays and tablets(Cetirizine) Symptons:red eye, nasal congestion,blocked
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