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Home Remedies For Lungs Infection
SERIOUS!: I hope this hasn't happened to you and it just reinforces the importance of not letting dental or medical problems go untreated. Have your physician treat you medically and for the lung infection and have your dentist discuss your options regarding all your dental needs. Lesson learned. ...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
My 2 yr old has asthma & I believe a sinus infection. She has fine a breathing treatment & still has a lot of mucus in her lungs. Whatcan she have?
Possible infection: Most infections are viral, especially in 2 yr-olds. Focus on any assoc symptoms like fever, chills, discolored mucus, incessant crying or fussiness, not eating, etc. Keep her breathing regimen under control but keep a good diary before you jump to an antibiotic since not a single virus known to humankind will respond to an antibiotic. ...Read more
Is it possible to have an infection at the right upper lungs even without smoking? What are the possible causes and home remedies if have? Thankyou
RUL infiltrate: Lung infections are never a home remedy situation always need a doctor. May be TB (check PPD), sarcoid (an autoimmune response) fungus (do you have DM or immune disorder? Recent travel even to S.Ca /Bakersfield area?), PE (clot), harmatoma (benign), other rare autoimmune conditions (wegners, RA,)aspiration (rare with no stroke). Follow up with a pulmonologist may wish to do a bronchoscopy ...Read more
Goodmorning is it possible to have an infection on the upper right lungs even without smoking? What are the possible causes and home remedies if have?
Absolutely not: Mrsa that has penetrated through enough of your defense mechanisms and immune system to get into the lung is a serious problem it must be treated with prescription antibiotics, and may require longer courses of treatment. Do not treat this infection yourself! ...Read more
Your telephone: Use it to call your doctor, and make an apointment to see them. Only in person can your doctor really determine whether it is likely to be a bacterial infection, reassure you if its not, and give you antibiotics if (and only if) they feel you need them. ...Read more
Not really: Pseudomonas is a very dangerous bacteria that infects those who are chronically or critically ill. (such patients with cystic fibrosis or in the intensive care unit) it is a it needs to be treated with antibiotics that are active against this germ and that often must be given iv. Sometimes when prolonged therapy is needed it can be completed at home, under medical supervision. ...Read more
Depends on DX: Depending on the dx, the cure may be simple rest, and fluids with supportive decongestants and/or cold medications, or if it is bacterial in nature, you may need an antibiotic to eradicate the infection. Seek medical care and get properly DX for the best cure. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
On an inhaler and amoxicillin 500mg to treat a chest infection. How long will it take for the the treatment to work?
Is it to be expected that three weeks after antibiotic treatment for a chest infection which caused pain when coughing that I still have pain?
Possibly...: Musculoskeletal pain from coughing may be due to muscle strain, cartilage inflammation or even a rib fracture. Regardless of the precise cause, you may still have pain from these conditions even after the cough resolves. You should be gradually feeling better once the cough completely resolves. If the pain is worsening after the cough is gone, see your doctor. ...Read more
My uncle ws chain cigg smoker. Now HS age is 65yr complaing of recurrent chest infection which is assciated wid anosmia and vertigo. Treatment plz??
Work up and mgt: Part of his evaluation should include an EKG, Chest radiograph and pulmonary function testing to determine the condition of his lungs. His blood pressure should be closely assessed and I would recommend a visit with his physician for further work up and treatment. He should avoid all cigarette smoke as well. ...Read more
Is there anyway to test latent TB infection for drug resistance before starting treatment? ...and I have asthma and allergies and have a cough sometimes...should I do anymore test before starting treatment? ...complete negative chest xray...
Don't think so: Latent tuberculosis means there are no signs nor symptoms of TB, but only a positive screening test. Doctors wouldn't be able to locate and collect the bacteria to grow in the lab to test for drug resistance. If the screening test was a skin test and the doctor feels a blood test is needed, the doctor might order a TB blood test. Patients who had a BCG shot get more accurate screening from blood. ...Read more
How long can azithromycin be taken safely? [for long term treatment] if one has recurrent sinus +chest +throat infection in one go?
Months: There are certain chronic infections that are very difficult to treat, an dpeople can be on antibiotic regimens that include Azithromycin for over a year. People need to be monitored to make sure their white blood cells, liver, and kidneys are ok, but Azithromycin tends to be a relatively safe antibiotic. The question is whether other interventions in addition to antibiotics will help. ...Read more
No: Different types of chest infection require often totally different treatment approaches. Unfortunately there is no known effective home remedies for an infection per se. If you are having breathing problem or a high fever, you need to consult your doctor. Aside from that, your information is not detailed enough for us to even make a suggestion. ...Read more
I have been told I have pleural effusion, caused by a lung infection, but I am on holiday can it wait til I get home to get treated?
It would be unwise: To wait as potentially there could be a rapid progression of both fluid production and spread of infection. It could be so rapid that you would die before appropriate management could even be initiated. You might be sad about missing holiday this year but at least you will be alive to have a holiday next year. ...Read more
Are there any natural remedies which can be used for fungal infection of lung and guts if one suspects candida and or fungal infection of lungs? Thanks
Unlikely Dx: That would be a very unusual diagnosis unless you were highly immunosuppressed. ...Read more
Over the counter: I don't recommend any home remedy; treatment can be found over the counter in any local pharmacy. ...Read more
15mnth old, recurring, frequesnt chest infections. Can mould and damp in the home be the cause or be contributing to it? No smoking around baby, no pets.
Yes: A humid indoor environment has been linked to an increase in respiratory illnesses. This problem must be taken care of or there may be potentials for development of asthma, pneumonia-like disease, nasal congestion, and even permanent scarring of the lungs. Advise vacating the premise immediately until after this problem has been fully fixed. ...Read more
This is not exactly a "home remedy" but the herb pellargonium sidoides (sold as umcka) is proven to work well (whereas research shows antibiotics seldom help). Irrigation with salt water & xylitol can also help- see http://fauquierent. Blogspot. Com/2011/12/how-to-make-xylitol-nasal-flush-at-home. Html
for other ideas see http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/sinus_infection1.Html#acv. ...Read more
There are many home remedies that may help yeast infections. There is not much research to confirm how effective they are, but on this website people who have tried various home remedies discuss their experiences and report whether they helped or not: http://earthclinic. Com/cures/yeast_infection. Html
the most popular include apple cider vinegar, yogurt and boric acid. ...Read more
Meds usually best: Yeast Natural Approaches: 1. Wear cotton vs synthetic undies. 2. Avoid wearing underpants to bed. 3. No tight fitting panties /pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (not scented). 5. No douch or harsh soap on genitals. 6. Rinse genitalia well after soaping. 7. Wear loose fitting pants (not crotch hugging).8. Change out of wet swim suits or damp exercise clothes promptly. 9. Avoid hot ...Read more
Home remedies: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more
I have a painful bladder infection, but I do not have any health insurance. What home remedy can I use to releive the pain fast and treat the infection?
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