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I have some kind of lung infection. My doctor gave me bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 800-160 for 10 days and my symptoms persist. Acne on my back and ache in chest on right?

I have some kind of lung infection. My doctor gave me bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 800-160 for 10 days and my symptoms persist. Acne on my back and ache in chest on right?

Reword this question: "Some kind of lung infection" means nothing. Cough? Fever? What is the DR's diagnosis? Any other meds? Ache in chest due to cough? How long ill? Effective therapy of bronchitis is time + inhalers. Antibiotic therapy is not effective for viral infections. While Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not the first choice for acne, it can be effective. If the acne is improved after 3 months, continue the med. Usually just 1 a d ...Read more

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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I received a organ transplant, what is the likelihood of me getting a lung infection caused by candida?

I received a organ transplant, what is the likelihood of me getting a lung infection caused by candida?

Not likely: Possible, but not likely. Anyone taking immunosuppressive drugs is at greater risk for (opportunistic) infections compared to individuals in the general population. A very few % of organ transplant patients get fungal infections, and unless you have had fungal pneumonias in the past, it would be an unusual event. ...Read more

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I haven't smelt anything in 2 yrs been operated fr nasal polyps once hav freq lung infection please help!

I haven't smelt anything in 2 yrs been operated fr nasal polyps once hav freq lung infection please help!

Cystic fibrosis: Nasal polyps or sinus surgery can lead to anoia. This may not return. You should be checked for cystic fibrosis sarcoidosis or wegeners. ...Read more

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I had strep 2wks ago and it went away. Now I've got some lung infection w phlem andlow grade fever. Is this 2ndary infection or something new?

I had strep 2wks ago and it went away. Now I've got some lung infection w phlem andlow grade fever. Is this 2ndary infection or something new?

Could be the same: Did you have the strep documented? Or did you just have a sore throat and refer to it as "strep"? Viral infections in the head and throat frequently can lead to bacterial super-infections in the throat, nose, sinuses and lungs. What is used to treat the strep may not be the right antibiotic for the lungs. You should talk about thins with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have cancer am I more likely to get a lung infection caused by candida?

I have cancer am I more likely to get a lung infection caused by candida?

Probably not: True lung infections caused by candida are almost unheard of. People with severely suppressed bone marrow function can get systemic candida infections, but most such people are hospitalized in bone marrow or other organ transplant units or similarly immunosuppressed (but rarely cancer patients receiving outpatient chemo for example). "candida pneumonia" is almost unheard of. ...Read more

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I have tuberculosis am I more likely to get a lung infection caused by candida?

No: Although candida can be found in the sputum it can be considered a contaminant except in certain situations such as immunosuppresion (cancer, HIV etc)
if a person with tuberculosis has a candida infection the above must be ruled out particularly hiv. Otherwise the answer is no. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have shortness of breath about 3 weeks after lung infection?

What should I do if I have shortness of breath about 3 weeks after lung infection?

F/u with physician: You may have a recurrent infection or new infection or a complication from original infection....Please see a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Doctor says I have lung infection and could be contagious what does she mean by that thanks?

This means: That your infection could be spread to other people. Please ask your doctor or her staff to educate you further on this matter. Take care. ...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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Got gastro ended up at hospital IV n all that, can it turn into a lung infection because they are starting to hurt when I breath in :/?

Got gastro ended up at hospital IV n all that, can it turn into a lung infection because they are starting to hurt when I breath in :/?

Pleuritic pain?: Please have your doctor examine your lungs and order an xray if necessary. Pneumonia and atelectasis are known post-op complications. If still hospitalized, ask for an inspirometer to prevent these problems. ...Read more

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Pain in both sides of upper back for 2 weeks no pain with breathing, could this be a lung infection? The painkillers that I take are not helping.

Pain in both sides of upper back for 2 weeks no pain with breathing, could this be a lung infection? The painkillers that I take are not helping.

Upper back pain: This is unlikely to be pneumonia due to absence of cough, fever, chills, sweats, pain on deep breath, wheezing or shortness of breath. Musculoskeletal causes are more likely. Have you any history of strain from exercises, occupation, housework, posture problems, being in cold drafts? If symptoms persist consult your physician and appropriate examination and testing will be done. ...Read more

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My do. Gave me a steriod shot for a virus that gave me a lung infection. What side effects should I expect. It only stays in the body for 3 days?

Viral infection: Something seems wrong with your description of what you have and the treatment prescribed. Suggest you discuss this with the doctor seeing you and if you do not get a satisfactory response, see another doctor for a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chest hurts when I cough (have a dry cough) and when I breathe deeply. I feel it in my back too. Lung infection?

Chest hurts when I cough (have a dry cough) and when I breathe deeply. I feel it in my back too. Lung infection?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy is chest pain, often worse with cough or deep inspiration, that results from irritation of the tissues surrounding the lungs. It is most commonly caused by viral infections, especially in young people such as yourself. Other causes include bacterial infections, trauma, autoimmune disorders, tumors and some medications. ...Read more

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I did cocaine for 1 day 3 weeks ago, since then I haven't felt the same. I have lung infection, pounding/faster heartrate, & am anxious/panicky. Why?

I did cocaine for 1 day 3 weeks ago, since then I haven't felt the same. I have lung infection, pounding/faster heartrate, & am anxious/panicky. Why?

Cocaine is bad: You gave good reasons not to do cocaine! Since you don't like feeling this way, then don't use it anymore. It makes you anxious, paranoid, raises heart rate and ruins your mind. And as you said, gave you a lung infection. Let this be a lesson not to use cocaine again. ...Read more

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How do you treat a lung infection?

Type of infection?: Really depends on the type of infection.
1: virus infection : usually do nothing (there are exceptions)
2: bacteria : antibiotics (choice depends on the type of bacteria)
3: fungus : depends on type of fungus, but you use anti-fungal medicines. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lung infection? And can you die from it?

Symptoms of lung infection? And can you die from it?

Yes: Pneumonia is a common terminal event. If you have cough and fever, see your doctor for an evaluation. Most lung infections are readily treatable and a 27 year-old should not die from it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could deal with lung infection?

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

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What are symptoms of lung infection? Can you die from it? Can it be cured?

Infections treatable: Lung infections often involved changes in your breathing. Infections like pneumonia may cause fever, shortness of breath, cough, tiredness, decreased appetite. Antibiotics often required. If immune system is weak and/or infection severe ad untreated, lung infections, could lead to death, but most cases of pneumonia are treatable and can be "cured". ...Read more

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Could someone take clarithromycin for lung infection?

Could someone take clarithromycin for lung infection?

If it was prescribed: Clarithromycin (biaxin) is an antibiotic that is used for multiple types of infections including sinus/lung infections. So it is generally safe as long as it is prescribed for you and you are taking it as directed by physician. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a lung infection, my nose isn't stuffy but I can't really taste anything?

Treatment: Of a lung infection is tailored to understanding what is causing it. Only your examining physician can determine what the appropriate treatment might be after a physical exam ...Read more

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Is prednisone a safe drug to take for a viral lung infection?

Is prednisone a safe drug to take for a viral lung infection?

No: Prednisone is not known to be effective in viral infections of the lung and should not be taken without consultation with a physician. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can treat a MRSA lung infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can treat a MRSA lung infection?

No: This is a potentially life threatening infection that requires treatment with specific antibiotics that will treat the specific mrsa, and requires close medical supervision. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can treat a viral lung infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can treat a viral lung infection?

Not For Cure: There is no evidence that herbal products are able to cure lung infections. Sometimes they can relieve symptoms, such as steam, saline nose drops etc. ...Read more

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I am bringing up green mucus, no illness or fever, but it tastes like infection. Can you have lung infection without being sick etc. I do have COPD.

I am bringing up green mucus, no illness or fever, but it tastes like infection. Can you have lung infection without being sick etc. I do have COPD.

Green mucus: It's possible to have an infection but not be very sick from it. You would need a basic evaluation with an exam and probably some tests. ...Read more

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Do I need to wait until my lung infection clears up before getting a chest X-ray to check for cancer? Would the infection mask the cancer on x-ray?

Do I need to wait until my lung infection clears up before getting a chest X-ray to check for cancer? Would the infection mask the cancer on x-ray?

Better to wait: A lung infection can make lung cancer more difficult to detect and could cause a false negative (where a cancer is missed). Many physicians do a follow up chest x-ray with 90 days of treating a pneumonia to be sure the pneumonia clears and to be sure a mass was not missed. ...Read more

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I have a Lung Infection and Chest congestion, but since then, I wake up in the middle of the night and cough until I cant breath and sometimes vomit?

I have a Lung Infection and Chest congestion, but since then, I wake up in the middle of the night and cough until I cant breath and sometimes vomit?

Waking up in the: Middle of the night with cough/breathing problems can be a sign of acid reflux disease, ongoing infection, sleep apnea, or allergic rhinitis/sinus drainage. You need to be seen by a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Is it ok for me to be smoking while taking azithromycin for lung infection?

Is it ok for me to be smoking while taking azithromycin for lung infection?

Well...: If you are worried about your health, would probably stop smoking, that's bad for a lung infection all by itself, causes more lung infections and other problems, but there is no 'interaction' between Azithromycin and cigarettes. ...Read more

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What r the symptoms if lung infection.?

Lung infection: Of any type would be highlighted by cough, fever, chest pain with coughing, sputum production, shortness of breath. Not all are present but most of the time they are present and more times than not, all are present. By the way, one of your conditions simply puzzles me. ...Read more

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Is a lung infection considered very serious?

Is a lung infection considered very serious?

Each unique...: Every lung infection is unique to the person. Some lung infections are mild and involve the breathing tubes only (such as mild chronic bronchitis). Other lung infections can involve the lung tissues proper, where oxygen exchange happens (such as pneumonia / pneumonitis) and can be very severe and even life threatening. Prognosis is unique to the person and the organism causing the infection. ...Read more

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When can you tell if you have a lung infection?

Chest x-ray: When you have lung infection, most likely it happened after cold or flu, most of the time you start to spike a fever, chills, sweeting, productive cough, those are signs of lung infection.
The elderly people or the one had compromise immune system, they may not show these severe sings?
Chest x-ray will confirm that. ...Read more

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How long does lung infection need to be treated?

8 days: It depends on the infecting organism and the severity of the infection. Most bacterial infections can be cured with 8 days of antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a lung infection, but I can't really taste anything?

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

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How to treat a lung infection?

How to treat a lung infection?

Usually antibiotics: Most lung infections that are causes by bacteria and fungi are treated with antibiotics. Viral pneumonias may require speciific antiviral medications. If severe. Sometimes patients have to be hospitalized depending on patient's age and severity of process. Supplemental respiratory therapy and oxygen may be necessary. If pleural effusion accompanies infection may be removed by chest tube or thoroscopy. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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