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Lung Aspergillus Treated Anti Fungal
Actual infection:Yes: Actual infection with aspergillus is treated with surgery and anti fungals as a supplement. Presence of aspergillus is not proof of infection. Mere presence in the lungs often does not require anti fungals even if there are related symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: Blastomycosis is a fungal infection that occurs in the eastern 1/3 of the us. It is usually a pulmonary infection. Treatment is with antifungal agents. Azoles-ketoconazole, itraconazole, Fluconazole and voriconazole are usually used. Life threatening or central nervous system infections are treated with liposomal amphotericin b. ...Read more
No: They are two entirely different issues with entirely different treatments. ...Read more
Fungal infection: IV antifungals. Curing fungal endocarditis or pneumonia is difficult and depends on the sensitivity of the fungus to the agent being administered as well as the ability of the drug to get to the infectious agent. Having said that it is possible to get cures but requires long term treatment and possible doesn't mean, always successful. ...Read more
Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?
No: Aspergillosis infects the lung when the immune system does not work well, or when the lung is damaged in some way, such as when there is a cavity or cyst in the lung that can become infected. It requires specific antibiotics, treatment of the underlying immune or lung problem and similar measures. There is no evidence that herbs of any kind do any good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms and mucus appearance due to fungal lung infection (vs. Bacterial or viral)? How are fungal lung infections diagnosed?
Diagnosis: Mucus appearance does not give us diagnosis nor really give us a clue as to type of most of the time even the presence of infection. Lung infections with fungi are diagnosed when a person who had been to an area endemic for a fungus presents with symptoms, cxr taken, some clues are seen, and either a titer (blood reaction) or sputum by expectoration or fob, stains positive and grows the fungus. ...Read more
Does fluticasone / Q var immunocompromise respiratory epithelium? I'm in healthcare & I garden. Increased risk of viral, bacterial, or fungal infx?
Minimal risk at most: If anything, underlying allergies and/or asthma will leave you at greater risk to develop infections. The anti-inflammatory treatment your referenced can theoretically reduce the inflammatory response, but they intend to do just that. Patients with allergic conditions have high inflammation levels that benefit from such treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suspected balanitis for 1 year, swab showed candida, anti fungal treatment,circumcision,hydrocortisone all failed !? What could be causing it?
Higher but still low: Anti-tumor necrosis factor drugs have emerged as important agents in the treatment of many chronic inflammatory diseases. One of the risks of anti-tnf therapy is the small but significant risk of serious opportunistic infection. These include increased risks of certain fungal, viral and bacterial infections, but not to all pathogens. The risk is still small and should be balanced with benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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