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Natural Remedies For Tuberculosis Lung Scar
Does tuberculosis lung scar disappear completely after treatment? Or it will stay visible in chest xray even for decades? Help please. Thanks
A lung: Scar will generally not disappear. It can remain stable for many years. ...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 a lung scar caused by pulmonary tuberculosis (already treated) ever disappear? It's been 2 years and the scar is still there every xray exam.
After TB lymphadentitis treatment is there a possibility to get a lung scar without having pulmonary tb? Chest glands were enlarged.
Tuberculosis infections can certainly cause (calcified scars) or granulomas.
Such scars can also be caused by previous lung infections such as pneumonia, certain fungus in the soil known as histoplasmosis which sometimes causes infection but rarely causes any health problems. After receiving adequate treatment for TB lymphadinitis, a watchful waiting would be advised. ...Read more
Can't answer this: "lung scar" can mean a lot of things, only a few of which should interfere with your ability to work. Many doctors refer to "lung scarring" when describing a condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This can be a disabling condition that is progressive and largely untreatable. If you have this its best to go to a center that runs ipf clinical trials. Search google for one near you if so. ...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
Does every Primary Complex diagnosis cause scars on the lungs? Is this lifetime or any lung scar can clear up?
Primary complex: Not every primary complex leaves a lung scar seen on X-Ray. It usually takes some calcification or growth of granulation tissue to be seen. Some of them heal completely without Leaving any trace. ...Read more
Why did I have my lung scar I do not have any history of lung disease, this is my big problems I cant go to saudi im a nurse pls help me?
There are so many causes of lung scarring. You are young and what comes to my mind is the so called
Ghon's complex usually in childhood and persist without having history of pulmonary disease. You should see a pulmonary specialist an d infectious disease specialist for evaluation and I am sure you can still go to Zaide after evaluation and treatment if needed. Good luck and God bless. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with lung scarring after infection (tuberculosis) for mote than 3 yrs, im 26 years old. What food that I can take with this condition?
Anything you like: There is no limitations on what you can eat. Eat all that is healthy! ...Read more
Cured frm PTB my age 22 female. I have scar on my right upper lung. Do I need to take oxygen therapy after treatment.? Please answer me.
Tuberculosis: That depends upon the amount of damage done and the extent of involvement. Ask the doctors caring for you. ...Read more
I have got a patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in my lungs. Please suggest a treatment to remove the scar from the lungs.
There's no medicine: That can remove the scar (fibrosis or plaques?) and surgery is not indicated for this purpose. This lung scar will outlive u so don't worry. Ask ur dr the cause of it - it could from exposure to asbestos, toxic fumes, residual effect of pneumonia, tb, or unknown cause. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Lung. Org/lung-disease/pulmonary-fibrosis/symptoms-diagnosis. Html. ...Read more
Completed treatment for rectal cancer. Scans good, last pelvic scan saw scar/atelectasis bottom one lung. Had bad cold when scan was done. What??
Need repeat Xray: Stale tasks should clear over time. That will show on a repeat X-ray after one month ...Read more
Depends on cause: Recurrent pneumonia should be investigated and cause of the scarring determined to ensure that there is no ongoing inflammation in the involved segment of the lung. Treatment depends on underlying cause that is identified. If there is persistent infection in the lungs, it can lead to development of bronchiectasis over time. Please consult a lung specialist for detailed assessment. ...Read more
Do you have to treat walking pneumonia? If recovered without treatment, does it leave permanent scarring in the lungs?
In a way: In a way, you need to treat of course, as if it was viral (your probable case since you recovered without antibiotics) you would rest and push fluids and treat it supportively. If bacterial, you would need antibiotics. Usually, the body will heal itself, but on a rare occasion, you may leave some scarring from an old infection. ...Read more
Dad had bypass surgery almost 12-13 years back. Atimes the chest scar starts paining the docs told him not to worry, but still is there any remedy?
Possibly: If the scar is raised, it may have become a keloid. This is a thickened raised scar which can often be painful. Keloids can be treated in the office with a series of monthly injections which may help flatten the scar and make it less symptomatic. Scar products such as kelocote or scarguard may also help. Consult a dermatologist to see what options would work. ...Read more
I do not know the shot or medicines name that was injected into my grandmothers chest. But it was a type of medicine to make a scar she has smaller. After she got the treatment, she woke up one day with no feeling in her leg. She can not lift or move it,
Not the shot: I doubt any shot to a chest scar word be at all related to this leg issue. ...Read more
Need to know cause: Briefly collapse lung can occur if bronchial tubes are blocked and the lung collapses since no air can get in. If the bronchial tube obstruction is simply mucous then it can loosen with hydration and cough. If it is solid a piece of food or tumor then it will not come out. Lung collapse can occur if there is fluid or air between the lung and chest wall. A chest xray/chest ct is a good start. ...Read more
Are there any natural remedies which can be used for fungal infection of lung and guts if one suspects candida and or fungal infection of lungs? Thanks
Unlikely Dx: That would be a very unusual diagnosis unless you were highly immunosuppressed. ...Read more
None: The short answer is there are no natural remedies. The long answer is: it depends on how you define "natural". In my clinical experience, the best treatment for pitted acne scars is fractional laser resurfacing. If the color of the scar is the problem (brown or red,), this can be addressed by light treatments such as ipl. Some creams and lotions can also fade the color of scars. ...Read more
Can't be done: No one, not even a dermatologist, can remove a scar. The dermatologists can make them less conspicuous using lasers, fillers, abrasion or surgery. No "natural" home remedy works. Truth is that no kid should have to have acne scarring in the first place; if a preference for "natural healing" caused you to be scarred as a teen, you'd be right to be angry. But your scars should be treatable if u want. ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: Acne needs to be treated aggressively before it produces scars. "natural remedies" don't work. Acne on the trunk requires prescription-strength rx. Frankly, it's bad enough that junior ended up getting scarred in the first place. Pigment fades by itself, but true scars will require serious rx -- microsurgery, laser ;/or filler -- from a specialist, not more "pop" remedies. ...Read more
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
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