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Pneumonia No Cough
I am still coughing up light yellow mucus in the morning after pneumonia. My cough isn't persistent just in the morning. Is this normal?
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
It is common!: It is common for patients with bronchopneumonia to spit up mucus; it is actually healthy to do that. When you have some bacterial infection of the lungs and airway as it happens with pneumonia, the immune system fights them by creating mucus which can washout the bacteria. It is helpful to cough these secretions up. ...Read more
I have bad left under arm rib pain for past 5 days I was seen at hospital for pneumonia and cough but never treated to the rib pain what could it be?
Could I have pneumonia? Severe cough, chills, vomiting, can't eat or sleep for 2 days, coughing up and vomiting up clear thick mucus
CT showed small area mild pneumonia or clearing infection. Radiologist/ onc agree. Can sinus drainage cause pneumonia? Mild cough no fever. See prev.
Lag effect: Most important fact is the way you feel. Remember that. Xray and CT scans can lag behind the way you clinical present and feel by a day or two. ...Read more
Will I end up in hospital with a pneumonia with coughing how long will I be there and what will I be on maybe tubes?
Cannot tell...: We need more information as to what symptoms are you having? Who diagnosed you with pneumonia if anyone? Why do you think you would need tubes? If you are having significant cough, fever and or trouble breathing and you feel you are that sick to be in the hospital please go to the nearest ED for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed amoxicillin for walking pneumonia. The coughing went away on its own but still having chest pain. Should I take the medicine?
Coughing up blood in my phlegm a week after being impatient in the hospital for four days for pneumonia not coughing freq. Just pain with breathing?
Go back: Anybody coughing blood and having pleuritic (with inspiration) pain should be seen and evaluated immediately. Go now, do not wait. Good luck. ...Read more
Normal CBC and Urinalysis. XRay result is low-risk Pneumonia. Started coughing last week then flu-like symptoms since Thursday. Correct diagnosis?
Ask / trust your doc: It would be most reasonable to ask your existing doc because s/he knows more about you than anyone online, unless you do not trust her/ him. How to work closer/ better with doc to reach best possible diagnosis for most reasonable treatment, care, & counseling? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
When should a 15 yr old return to school after pneumonia? Still coughing like asthma, can not take deep breaths. No fever, finished z pack antis.
When symptom free: If still short of breath, coughing, febrile, or rapid breathing, needs to rest at home, till better, another doctor visit may be needed to assess ability to return to normal routine or whether s/he needs more medicines / rest, wish you both wellness ...Read more
Why3.5 months baby hv repeated pneumonia n cough from 2.5 months even after being given antibiotics n more drugs under supervision? Wht can be done?
Testing and Eval:
If there is a pattern of repeated pneumonia, your doctor may refer you to a specialist for further evaluation. Some causes include reflux and aspiration, cystic fibrosis, aspiration from the upper airway/mouth/nose, low immune defenses and early injury/infections during the time period around birth.
Prmg/pediatrics may review records faxed to 858 442 6146 for? S. ...Read more
Been having a cough in runny in drainage for a week now. Can this turn into pneumonia? Very worried cough is badder at night. Scared no fever.
Mgt: Upper respiratory infection may lead to pneumonia, but most viral illnesses resolve within 2 weeks. If you have fever, chills, a productive cough with thick sputum, please see your PCP. Cough can worsen at night due to post nasal drip, and a decongestant may help. Stay well hydrated, monitor your temperature and report changes to your physician. ...Read more
All of the above: Or none of them. There is nothing specific about the symptoms of pneumonia or, for that matter, nearly every other disease your doc has to diagnose and treat. Symptoms are common to many different disease and have to be viewed in context. Rarely, pneumonia can cause no symptoms, and only be seen on a cxr. Most will have some fever and cough. ...Read more
My 4 year old has pneumonia and his coughing interrupts his sleep. Should he take cough medicine or will that make his infection worse?
It won't help much: Cough is the body's way to remove material from the airway. With pneumonia, cough is a common symptom as the body is trying to clear the infection out of the lungs. While the cough is annoying and disrupts sleep, it is also necessary to get better. Humidity, increasing fluids, and sleeping with the head and chest elevated are safe treatments that can be tried. I hope he gets better soon. ...Read more
3month old cousin diagnosed with pneumonia. No fever/cough, just phlegm. Given penicillin shot. What can we do to treat it & prevent worsening?
My 14 yo son is having random bouts of chest discomfort and palpitations. Recently got over pneumonia. Has barky cough, head hurts when he coughs?
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