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Lung medication leads to lot of cough. Pllzz help?

Lung medication leads to lot of cough. Pllzz help?

Side effects: Asthma medications that are inhaled whether they are dry powder inhalers or typical push and breath inhalers can cause some people to cough. If the cough is not better, it may be an alternate treatment or another diagnosis is the problem. See a lung specialist for accurate diagnosis and a specific treatment that is well tolerated. ...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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Pls can u advice of name of a antifungal medication for lungs that doesn't ve risk to liver or has no serious side effects and the duration for its use?

Pls can u advice of name of a antifungal medication for lungs that doesn't ve risk to liver or has no serious side effects and the duration for its use?

Systemic anti-fungal: If you have a fungal lung infection, you should be talking with your doctor, not searching online. This is a dangerous infection and should not be taken lightly. ...Read more

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Can you take asprin with hydrocodone/acetaminophen 7.5-325mg tabs taking this medication after lung surgery running fever

Can you take asprin with hydrocodone/acetaminophen 7.5-325mg tabs taking this medication after lung surgery running fever

In: In general, yes. However, I would be more worried about the possibility of infection with a fever after a lung surgeon. You should consider following up with your surgeon, primary care physician, or local emergency room for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Lung density can be treatted? Or is there any medication?

Lung density can be treatted? Or is there any medication?

Not sure: I'm not sure what you are asking exactly. We don't usually talk about the lungs as being dense or light, but rather about tissue loss, scarring, etc from disease. If the lungs are heavy with fluid there are drugs that can remove some, if they are full of puss or swelling its possible to improve both of those. ...Read more

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What r the medications given for lung pneumonia and for low long pls, thanks?

What r the medications given for lung pneumonia and for low long pls, thanks?

Ambiguous: Antibiotics. And for as long as it takes to get better. Usually for at least ten days.

There is no way to be more specific. It depends on the history, the kind of pneumonia, and all kinds of other variables. ...Read more

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Just been diagnosed with factor five leiden should I be on medication? I had pe in my lung before I was diagnosed with this

Just been diagnosed with factor five leiden should I be on medication? I had pe in my lung before I was diagnosed with this

Yes: Generally yes. With your history of pe (unless there was a specific cause for this like a broken bone) and being positive for the factor v leiden mutation, you probably would be placed on lifelong anti-coagulation (e.g. Warfarin). However, it depends on your history, other medical risk factors, etc. ...Read more

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I'm an rt. My pt. Has 50% lung function and severe copd. What are the recommended medications?

I'm an rt. My pt. Has 50% lung function and severe copd. What are the recommended medications?

ICS, bronchodilators: For maintenance medications, the goal is symptom relief. This can be done with bronchodilators ie short or long acting beta agonists, (albuterol, formoterol) and anti cholinergics, there is some atrovent (ipratropium) may increase the risk of cardiac events, so long acting anti- ach drugs like spirva are better. Inhaled steroids may be lower the risk of COPD exacerbation's as well. (torch study) and are used. ...Read more

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Why do my lungs hurt when I run? I have a history of asthma and take my medication before I workout. Is it possible that the pain will decrease as I c

Why do my lungs hurt when I run? I have a history of asthma and take my medication before I workout. Is it possible that the pain will decrease as I c

Better asthma contro: Exercise is a very common trigger of asthma and sometimes despite taking albuterol before a work out, this is not enough to prevent symptoms. Checking peak flows before and after a work out may assist in determining if this is asthma or another condition. The pain/discomfort will likely persist unless the underlying cause is treated. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a small hernia right between by my lungs. I was told by my doctor to take this medication twice a day for for 6 weeks.

. Hiatal hernia: Esophageal hiatal hernia is in the mediastinum between the lung cavities and can be medically managed.
Ask some more questions of your doc. ...Read more

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I keep coughing despite taking "strong" doses of prescibed cough/cold medication. Is it a lung-related illness? I have had bronchiolitis in the past.

I keep coughing despite taking "strong" doses of prescibed cough/cold medication. Is it a lung-related illness? I have had bronchiolitis in the past.

See Your Doctor Now: There can several causes for persistent cough; most are directly related to lung disease/illness. However certain conditions of the upper respiratory tract can also generate cough. Duration of your cough is important to know. Cough/cold medication can ease cough but is not therapeutic & can lead to delay seeking medical care. Exam is needed. See your doctor now for prompt diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Best medication to treat blood clot in lung?

Best medication to treat blood clot in lung?

Complicated: Depending on why you got a blood clot and other conditions present at the time of the diagnosis of the clot you might be getting different medications. For example if there is also a diagnosis of cancer a physician might be more inclined to use an injection instead of a pill to treat a lung clot. Your risk of bleeding, kidney function and other medications present will determine which the best is. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medication to open up the lungs and assist with breathing besides puffers and prednisone?

DOC: Check with your doc.

There are many medications for opening up the lungs, such as ipra, atro, inhaled steroids, daliresp, (roflumilast) laba and so on. ...Read more

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If medications can't shrink or get rid of the blood clot in my lungs, will I need surgery to get it out?

If medications can't shrink or get rid of the blood clot in my lungs, will I need surgery to get it out?

Maybe: Pulmonary embolectomy is not a commonly done procedure, but some surgeons specialize in it. Can also try through catheter. If it is necessary in your case, you will be referred. Not usually necessary. ...Read more

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4 months after a bad chest virus I have severe asthma symptoms. Is there anything I can do besides take medication? When will my lungs reset to normal

4 months after a bad chest virus I have severe asthma symptoms. Is there anything I can do besides take medication? When will my lungs reset to normal

Duration can vary!: Good morning,
the surface lining of our airway protects us from the effects of environments and agents we are constantly exposed to. An infection by a virus can destroy this layer, exposing the underlying nerves, which sends signals to contract and reduce the airflow, causing cough and wheezing, especially in those with asthma. Exercise can reduce airway tone, along with inhaled medications. ...Read more

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I have asthma and lately even with my medication, I feel very short of breath. Is there any way to increase lung capacity?

I have asthma and lately even with my medication, I feel very short of breath. Is there any way to increase lung capacity?

Asthma: It might be something more than just your asthma or it might simply be an asthma exacerbation as it is viral season. I would definitely see your asthma specialist as you might simply need a more thorough controller therapy asthma action plan. ...Read more

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I have intestinal worms and on medication for them. I know it's uncommon for them to get to the lungs, but if they are will a Chest X-Ray show them?

I have intestinal worms and on medication for them. I know it's uncommon for them to get to the lungs, but if they are will a Chest X-Ray show them?

Yes: Classically, pulmonary involvement as a result of parasitic infection reveals consolidation similar to pneumonia. The combination of history and lab findings clue one into the diagnosis. Given that you have already started therapy it is less likely that you will develop pulmonary involvement; but check often with your physician throughout your therapeutic course. ...Read more

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My father have fluid in his lungs but he has stop taking medication. What are the side effects of not taking medication. Can it lead to lung cancer?

My father have fluid in his lungs but he has stop taking medication. What are the side effects of not taking medication. Can it lead to lung cancer?

Lung fluid worsening: Your father needs to go see his doctor to discuss why he stopped the medication- was he having side effects, too costly? Whatever the case, his doctor may be able to offer him an alternative so the fluid in his lungs does not get worse to the point where he has difficulty breathing. If the cause of the fluid has not yet been determined, he should also discuss diagnostic tests with his doctor. ...Read more

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What medication should I suggest to the doctor to clear my lungs from the black mold? I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 30 days already & it's coming back thanks

What medication should I suggest to the doctor to clear my lungs from the black mold? I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 30 days already & it's coming back thanks

Fungal lung problem: We need to know if it invasive infection, unlikely, vs colonization, is it blastomycosis or aspergillosis, itraconazole rather than diflucan, (fluconazole) or even more potent medicines would be needed to treat blastomycosis, aspergillosis on the other hand is a colonization not infection, and treatment is mainly by steroids, you need an Infectious disease specialist together with an allergist / pulmonologist ...Read more

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In second stage lung cancer is it important to first take medication for blood coughing and vomiting, before starting the actual therapy?

In second stage lung cancer is it important to first take medication for blood coughing and vomiting, before starting the actual therapy?

No 2 cases the same: In clinical stage ii non-small-cell cancer, the burning question may actually be "candidate for surgical cure". If you are vomiting at this stage, one burning question is possible brain metastases; if you have intractable bloody cough, we want to rule out a cancer-induced pneumonia. The decision to delay or proceed with chemotherapy is too tricky to be settled in 400 words. Good luck. ...Read more