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Lung Abscess In Children
Lung infection: Usualy caused by bugs aspirated from the oral cavity. Between the bug and the inflammatory response to the bug, the lung can form a cavity of destroyed lung tissue. The cavityh makes it diffigult for host defense and antibiotics to eradicate the infection and it can take many months to heal. ...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
Drain,antibiotics: The treatment af any abcess regardless of location is drainage and IV antibiotics. Lung abcess sometimes drain into the tracheobronchial tree, sometimes spontaneously drain into the pleura thus causing empyema others require surgical drainage. This is a very serious complication of pneumonia. See your thoracic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I work really hard to help my kids stay active and eat right. Now one has a diagnosis of lung abscess. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect overall health?
Poor prognosis: Lung abscess occuring between the lung and chest wall is called an empyema and requires prompt drainage with a tube or surgery. Empyemas tend to be quite acidic and increase in size destroying surrounding and eventually spreading to blood stream. Lung abscess in the lung also tend to increase in size and can enter the blood stream. People who get abscess tend to be in poor health to start with ...Read more
Antibiotics drainage: If a lung abscess is outside of the lung between the lung and chest wall it is called an empyema and needs to be drained using a tube or surgical drainage culture and appropriate antibiotics. Lung abscess inside the lung are usually treated with antibiotics and specimens for cultures need to be collected. Full medical workup is needed to find out underlying causes as well. ...Read more
Yes, but no: A lung abscess is so completely rare when compared to oral reasons for bad breath. I would not suspect an abscess of a lung unless there where more breathing/pleurisy type symptoms. My first suggestion would be brush your tongue and drink water. See a dentist to determine if there is a true dental reason that you have bad breath if you are a smoker, stop now ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there different types of lung abscess? Bacterial/fungal after pnuemonia & flu a? How is the recovery after lung damage in 21yr old ventil' patient
All those and more: There are various types of lung abscesses, most due to a bacteria. In a vent dependent patient the recovery depends on multiple factors such as reason on a vent, length of time vent dependent, type of bacteria, size of abscess, etc. Chance of having a resistant bacterial infection in a vent dependent patient is much higher. Iv antibiotics, perc drainage, and in severe cases, surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
when I had endocharditis I also had ten abscesses on my lungs and pneumonia ....I've never been able to breath properly since...told half lung died...will I ever get better?
What kind of damage takes places when abscessed serosanguineous fluid fills up internally (pelvis 2 lungs) due 2 anastamotic leak left untreated 6days?
Sepsis: The biggest risk is systemic infection where the infection spreads to the blood stream and starts causing severe inflammation and organ system dysfunction. Infected fluid in the abdomen can also lead to scarring in the abdomen called adhesions. Sorry that you are having to deal with that. ...Read more
CT show rectum perforatd,abscess's large fluid colection,Chest xray show lung infection,develps sepsis treatd as chest infection? why not blame pelvis
Good Question: This is complex and should be reserved for discussion with u'r doctor or doctors who treated u. Certainly a perforated rectum is an emergency and can cause sepsis, but again, there seems to be a few things happening that make this more complex and not so appropriate for this type of forum . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be difficult: Either condition needs a specialist management, good luck ...Read more
I have had an abscess on my chest 3 years ago. Now there is a small unpainted dark spot on the other sid of it .What does this mean? Im so scared :(
I have an old cyst that used to be an abscess on my chest just above my left breast. Will this show on the x ray?
Should I be concerned that I now have Pleural thickening as a result of a perforated esophagus and a 5 centimeter Abscess with pleuritic chest pain ?
Feel sensation in my chest by my heart. have an abscess tooth being treated by clindamyacin. Feel fine, smoke n drink also have anxiety should i worry?
You should: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP is warranted, especially if you smoke and drink. See your doctor for further investigation, tests and treatment. A tooth abscess or gum abscess won't go away without dental treatment. See a dentist for evaluation and x-ray. And yes, quit smoking and drinking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers