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Infection Of Lungs With Cavitations
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
Lung infection: If you have a viral infection other than influenza, then hydration ; symptomatic support (analgesics) is the best we can do. If you have laryngitis (inflammation of 'voice box") resting your voice is not unreasonable. If you have high fevers, bloody/rusty sputum, are short of breath, ; especially if you are elderly, have diabetes, a history of lung/heart disease or are a smoker: call your doc! ...Read more
I have had some type of infection for about 23 days now in my lungs. Now today I have a pain in my upper right side in my back with taking a deep brea?
Need to be seen: Whether you were previously treated or not, it sounds like this is a new symptom and a thorough history and physical exam is needed to determine the cause of the ongoing infection, the new symptom, and the best treatment for you. ...Read more
Pneumonia: Some pneumonias have few symptoms (walking pneumonia) but most common symptoms associate with pneumonia are fever/sweats, feeling tired & weak, cough productive of green or rusty (bloody) sputum, chest pain, pain with taking a deep breath, feeling winded (short of breath). Depending where in the lung the infection is may see back pain, flank pain, nausea, diarrhea, or shoulder pain. ...Read more
Pneumonia: If they scoped you it was probably to look for some foreign material that might be plugging an airway or to get access to an area so they could get a specimen from. Streptoccus is a family of germs, many of which are causes of infections. Streptococcus pneumonia is a common cause of pneumonia. It is generally responsive to many antibiotics. ...Read more
Can I continue to work even if my x-ray result is my right upper lung have a minimal koch`s infection?
Probably OK: Interesting terminology -- from this and other questions, apparently "Koch's infection" is frequently used in the Phillippines for tuberculosis. Anyway, there are two issues: 1) Your health: If not feeling sick, you can safely work. 2) Others' health: In close proximity to other persons and coughing, you might give them TB. But this won't last long after starting appropriate treatment. ...Read more
After recovering from chemical bronchitis will my lungs always be susceptible to coughs and infections?
Not necessarily: It depends on the severity of the exposure, what the exposure was and your underlying lung status. You are right, some people after pulmonary exposures to toxins/chemicals have sensitized/compromised airways but that isn't always the case for everyone. ...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?
Depends on health:
If one is a smoker you may well need antibiotics. If one is not a smoker and not severely ill you might wait a couple of days prior to see your doctor. If you have fever, cough and chest pain, it would be wise to go see your doctor as soon as possible. If you have blood in your sputum, then this becomes more severe. Need immediate medical attention in that case.
Basic answer see your doc ...Read more
You need an exam: To diagnose you with any infection, lung or otherwise ...Read more
Productive cough: A upper respiratory viral infection will start in the nose and throat, causing clear drainage and sore throat. Towards the end it will generally spread to lungs, causing cough, and viral bronchitis. If the cold lasts longer than about 10 days, and the drainage turns green or yellow, it may very well be a sinus infection. If your cough produces yellow mucus, it could be pneumonia. See a doc. ...Read more
Try not to: Get too frustrated. Your infection or your medications may be effecting your sense of taste. Hopefully this will resolve once you are well again. Take care. ...Read more
I found out that my friend had to have his left lung removed because of an infection that affected his whole lung. What are the chances of survival?
Body's resilience: Luckily the body is built extremely well. Plenty of people can survive with one lung only... or one kidney, and so on. Once he recovers from the surgery, his remaining lung will adapt to do more work. Doctors usually only resort to these types of treatments in extreme cases, so I hope your friend recovers soon. Don't give up hope. ...Read more
Koch's lung infect'n: This used to be the term used for tuberculosis. Would discuss with your doctor what he means by this diagnosis. ...Read more
No: Scarred lung can affect overall function. Generally not deadly. ...Read more
Lungs grow a little: Depending on the type of infection, and the extent of it, it's possible that there may be scarring or other permanent damage. However, lungs do recover gradually over time--especially for younger people. Your best bet at this point is to keep your lungs as healthy as possible going forward: never smoke, use precautions in workplace with breathing hazards, and exercise regularly! ...Read more
Healthy diets: If one is struggling with an underlying disease such as diabetes or 'sugar', it is good to manage that well. Otherwise, infections like pneumonia (lung) can occur. Controlling the blood sugar can be done with good nutritious food - I generally recommend whole foods, and avoidance of fast foods, sugary drinks etc. If the blood sugars are controlled, the body can more easily heal. Talk to a doctor. ...Read more
Patient is diagnosed with acute panchreatitis panchreas failed completely infection in lungs and selling in body due to retention of fluids?
What is the question: It sounds as if the patient described is critically ill and without more information there is no way in which to predict outcome. There are numerous causes for pancreatitis and the complications of pancreatic failure can be life-threatening. I wish the patient the best. ...Read more
If adenopathy in lungs (hilar, mediastinal, aortopulomonary) doesn't resolve in 8 months time, what is next step? Could an infection cause this?
See pulmonologist: There are many potential causes and I presume that your chest doctor my obtain another scan to check the progress on a periodic basis. ...Read more
I have chest not lungs and I have never coughed up blood. What do you think it could be chest infection, what do you recommend?
Clarify: Sorry - I don't understand what you are describing. Please re-ask with clarification. ...Read more
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