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Home Remedies For Fluid In The Lungs
Left sided pleural effusion diagnosed as TB. After 4 month treatment feel a pull in left lung when i sneeze yawn cough or take a deep long breath.
Pleural effusion: The effusion may not have fully cleared yet but the most likely feeling is some scar tissue has formed and attached some of the lung to the chest wall. The lung itself has no pain fibers but the lining of the chest wall does and this could cause the feeling you have. You need to follow up with your MD and get a repeat chest X-Ray. ...Read more
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
How risky is 5mm dia pleural effusion in left lung in m31 asthma patient n not enuff free fluid for aspiration for lab tests. wt next now? SOB fever
Suggest a CT: scan of the chest but your primary care doctor has to be involved. Best wishes. ...Read more
Asthma patient m 31 pleural effusion in left lung but radiologist says not enuff free fluid for aspiration fever SOB occasional sweating. what is it?
Possible infection: Pleural effusion is reaction to inflammation either in lung, chest wall or possibly something under left side of diaphragm Must rule out bacterial or fungal causes as well as viral. Should see pulmonologist if symptoms persist or worsen and may need blood and skin testing as well as sputum analysis. ...Read more
What's the best remedy for fluid in the lungs? My nephew is very sick confined in the hospital presently..
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
I have a rattle in my lungs from an acid reflux attack. Is there a home remedy or do I have to see my doctor for a breathing treatment?
GERD: If you truly have GERD, then you can try some conservative measures to see if the symptoms improve-try not to eat within 2-3 h of going to bed, elevate your bed or head approx 30 degrees, avoid spicey foods or those that cause you to have gas. Aspiration of gastric contents can injure the lung and airway and lead to infection/ cough/ bronchospasm and should be evaluated if symptoms don't improve. ...Read more
Gallbladder cancer n diffuse lung mets, with oxygen at home, need an onchologist opinion abt chemo, she is 60 , advanced stage, i heard gb ca has treatment?
Yes, there is treatm: There is some treatment which can help you. Ask your oncologist to help you and use chemotherapy with a drug called gemcitabine in combination with cisplatin. A british trial reported recently showed this treatment regimen to provide fairly good benefit in about half of the pateints...So you might be luck and benefit from this intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Terminal Cancer in breast lymph nodes and liver. No more treatment. Now in hospital fluid on lungs and kidenys not working. How long left?
Very short time: Day: If you send us the liver function and Kidney function tests(blood tests that doctors routinely do), We can be more exact. But once kidneys are failing (rising Creatinine levels) patients do not live more than 1-3 weeks if left untreated(such as use of dialysis, which I would not recommend). ...Read more
Fluid on lungs after gb surgery.Has dementia and cannot walk around much or cough up phlegm. What is the treatment and outlook? Still in hospital.
Fluid around lungs: After gb surgery is not common. If the gallbladder was very infected it may be reactive fluid. Other causes, such as pneumonia, should be considered. If it is infection then appropriate antibiotics should be started. If there is a lot of fluid restricting breathing then a tube may be placed to remove the fluid. As long as oxygen levels are good and infection controlled it should get better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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