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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Fluid In The Lungs

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What's the best remedy for fluid in the lungs? My nephew is very sick confined in the hospital presently..

What's the best remedy for fluid in the lungs? My nephew is very sick confined in the hospital  presently..

Depends on cause: Usually this condition develops as a result of underlying heart or lung disease, as well as other conditions (kidney disease, pneumonia, cancer) the most important thing is to determine the underlying cause. ...Read more

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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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Left sided pleural effusion diagnosed as TB. After 4 month treatment feel a pull in left lung when i sneeze yawn cough or take a deep long breath.

Left sided pleural effusion diagnosed as TB. After 4 month treatment feel a pull in left lung when i sneeze yawn cough or take a deep long breath.

Pleural effusion: The effusion may not have fully cleared yet but the most likely feeling is some scar tissue has formed and attached some of the lung to the chest wall. The lung itself has no pain fibers but the lining of the chest wall does and this could cause the feeling you have. You need to follow up with your MD and get a repeat chest X-Ray. ...Read more

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Asthma patient m 31 pleural effusion in left lung but radiologist says not enuff free fluid for aspiration fever SOB occasional sweating. what is it?

Asthma patient m 31 pleural effusion in left lung but radiologist says not enuff free fluid for aspiration fever SOB occasional sweating. what is it?

Possible infection: Pleural effusion is reaction to inflammation either in lung, chest wall or possibly something under left side of diaphragm Must rule out bacterial or fungal causes as well as viral. Should see pulmonologist if symptoms persist or worsen and may need blood and skin testing as well as sputum analysis. ...Read more

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What is treatment for coughing up fluid from lungs?

What is treatment for coughing up fluid from lungs?

Depends.....: First, the etiology of the cough and "fluid" needs to be diagnosed. For example, the fluid could be from congestive heart failure or be inflammatory sputum from acute bronchitis or an asthma exacerbation. All of these etiologies have different treatments so see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and then the correct treatment rendered. If you are short of breath, go to the er. ...Read more

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Terminal Cancer in breast lymph nodes and liver. No more treatment. Now in hospital fluid on lungs and kidenys not working. How long left?

Terminal Cancer in breast lymph nodes and liver. No more treatment. Now in hospital fluid on lungs and kidenys not working. How long left?

Very short time: Day: If you send us the liver function and Kidney function tests(blood tests that doctors routinely do), We can be more exact. But once kidneys are failing (rising Creatinine levels) patients do not live more than 1-3 weeks if left untreated(such as use of dialysis, which I would not recommend). ...Read more

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Fluid on lungs after gb surgery.Has dementia and cannot walk around much or cough up phlegm. What is the treatment and outlook? Still in hospital.

Fluid on lungs after gb surgery.Has dementia and cannot walk around much or cough up phlegm. What is the treatment and outlook? Still in hospital.

Fluid around lungs: After gb surgery is not common. If the gallbladder was very infected it may be reactive fluid. Other causes, such as pneumonia, should be considered. If it is infection then appropriate antibiotics should be started. If there is a lot of fluid restricting breathing then a tube may be placed to remove the fluid. As long as oxygen levels are good and infection controlled it should get better. ...Read more

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Why don't lungs fail during pulmonary edema?

They often do: Pulmonary edema is one of the most common causes of respiratory failure. That's why we have ventilators and icus. Less severe cases of pulmonary edema can be tolerated well enough to avoid respiratory failure. Just like a rain, its a matter of degree. You can have a light shower, or a deluge and flash-flooding. ...Read more

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Does pleural effusion create pressure on lungs?

It can: Pleural effusion i fluid collection in the space around the lungs. There are many causes. The fluid can compress the lung making it difficult to breathe. It may need to be drained. ...Read more