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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
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
Can lung scar (granulomas) can removed in the lungs? Is there other option to lessen the scar in the lungs? Medications? Operation?
Probably not: Please see your thoracic surgeon to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I went for an xray this morning with a result of: 'Regression of PTB in both upper lobes. Pneumonitis considered, both lower lobes.' Was diagnosed of ptb infiltrates on both upper lungs, went under medication for 1yr last 2009 gotnnegative results?
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
Can you take asprin with hydrocodone/acetaminophen 7.5-325mg tabs taking this medication after lung surgery running fever
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
I was suffering from tubercloises in lungs which was been treated with medications 5years ago. Now I am sufferning from dry caugh having breathlessnes?
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
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
Is the inhaler called, 'beclate 100 hfa', suitable as preventitive medication, as well as assisting in the repairing of my lungs?
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
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.
Had my urine culture 2 yrs ago. Says LIGHT GROWTH OF K. PNEUMONIAE. I didn't had any medication. Is it possible to spread the bacteria on my lungs?
Doubtful: Uriaty infectiond usally do mnot to to the lungs ...Read more
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
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
Is there an alternative medication to open up the lungs and assist with breathing besides puffers and prednisone?
If medications can't shrink or get rid of the blood clot in my lungs, will I need surgery to get it out?
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!:
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
My husband just had his 6 month follow up Xray after the 9 month medication for TB. The Xray showed clear of infection but lungs swollen. What does th?
I have asthma and lately even with my medication, I feel very short of breath. Is there any way to increase lung capacity?
If lung granuloma is caused by non bacterial infection, what medications r normally given and for how long, please help me?
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
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
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
Is standard Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe with my current health conditions and medications (specifically the anti-arrhythmic). I Have mucous in lungs from virus.
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