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How Do I Know If I Have Pneumonia Or Pluerisy
Severe cough: present for over 7 days, chest pain especially with breathing, abnormally colored or bloody sputum. and high fever are all associated with pneumonia HOWEVER the only SURE way is a CHEST X RAY! Speak with your Primary Care Provider if you are unsure or have any of the symptoms above! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Wheezing?: Inflammation of the airways will often cause wheezing or coughing when you exhale forcefully. Bronchitis typically develops after a prolonged cold where new fevers develop and sputum that is colored. See your doctor if your common cold is worsening after a week. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cough: Bronchitis is characterized by coughing sometimes dry and sometimes with sputum production. It usually occurs after a cold, sore throat or upper respiratory infection. It may be associated with a low grade fever. High fever, persistant discolored sputum, chest pains or shortness of breath suggest pneumonia and should be checked out by a physician. ...Read more
Cough and sob: Bronchitis means inflammation inside the pipes that carry air into the lungs. When irritated the pipes go into spasm causing coughing to clear the cause of the inflammation. It takes more effort to move air through smaller pipes so you are short of breath. Sometimes the pipes get so narrow that there is wheezing. "bronchitis" can be triggered by infection, allergies, smoke etc. ...Read more
Recurrent symptoms: Symptoms of asthma are recurrent episodes of cough, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath especially at night or with cold, cold air, or exercise. Symptoms can be triggered by allergies, irritants (smoke), stomach acid reflux and sinus infections. A lung function test called spirometry (before and after using albuterol) is a standard test for assessing lung function. ...Read more
Different areas: Laryngitis is swelling , infection of the larynx "voice box" when swollen by infection, trauma, a virus you het laryngitis and loose your voice The pharynx is a large area in the back of you throat and downward, pharyngitis is more of a sore throat appearance as opposed to loosing the voice. ...Read more
Diagnosis of...: ...Exclusion. Symptoms of costochondritis are from chest wall pain, which can be hard to distinguish from those of more serious conditions (heart, lung, blood clots). Doctors first "rule out" these other conditions. If your symptoms and the doctors findings while examining you support the diagnosis of costochondritis, there is your answer. Treatment is anti-inflammatory measures & pain relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (RLQ) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is RLQ tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or CT scan are increasingly used for dx. ...Read more
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