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Can you tell me if a tooth infection has spread to lungs then what is the treatment, extraction?

Can you tell me if a tooth infection has spread to lungs then what is the treatment, extraction?

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

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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


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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?

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

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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

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

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Are there home remedies that can treat a MRSA lung infection?

Are there home remedies that can treat a MRSA lung infection?

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

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Are there home remedies that can treat a viral lung infection?

Are there home remedies that can treat a viral lung infection?

No: Viral infections are not treated with antibiotics, most resolve with standard care of fluids, fever control. Serious infections require hospitalization, steroids oxygen and sometimes mechanical ventilation. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies that can treat a bacterial lung infection?

Are there home remedies that can treat a bacterial lung infection?

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

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Are there home remedies that can treat a pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection?

Are there home remedies that can treat a pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection?

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

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Are there home remedies that can treat a pulmonary aspergillosis lung infection?

Are there home remedies that can treat a pulmonary aspergillosis lung infection?

No: Lung aspergillosis is a serious infection of the lungs that is often seen in people with compromised local or general immunity. It can easily get spread and became fatal, so I strongly suggest no experiments with any home remedies that may delay effective treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of and remedy a chest infection?

What can I do to take care of and remedy a chest infection?

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

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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?

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

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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??

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

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How long can azithromycin be taken safely? [for long term treatment] if one has recurrent sinus +chest +throat infection in one go?

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

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Hi, I am having trouble with what might be a chest infection, do you have any home remedies?

Hi, I am having trouble with what might be a chest infection, do you have any home remedies?

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

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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

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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