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Respiratory Shock Symptoms
Heard there's a bad sickness in children Goin stopin that is worse in ones with respiratory problems what is it n what are the symptoms?
Enterovirus: I believe you are referring to the Enterovirus strain that seemed to cause significant respiratory issues in asthma patients all over the country with many hospitalizations, and some deaths due to respiratory issues. In some cases there have been a series of pediatric patients that presented with neurological symptoms of muscular weakness/paralysis and it is thought to be attributed to this virus ...Read more
A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more
Difficulty breathing: Strictly speaking respiratory failure is when there is 1) failure of the drive to breathe 2)inadequate air flow 3)inadequate transport of oxygen 4) failure of the chest wall and diaphragm 5) lung disease which limits the performance of normal lung functions. Sometimes artificial support with mechanical ventilation can temporarily provide time for the lung to repair. ...Read more
What kind???: There are different types of shock so the precise answer depends on the type of shock you are asking about. But, in general, shock results in an inflammatory cascade which can cause respiratory failure mainly due to the build up of acids in the blood. The acids result in the person having to increase their breathing and this can lead to fatigue making ventilator support necessary. ...Read more
Wide range....: There are a wide range of symptoms depending on if the respiratory failure results in carbon dioxide elevation or just low oxygen levels. Low oxygen levels can cause shortness of breath at rest when end-stage, fatigue, mental status change whereas high carbon dioxide levels can cause confusion, sleepiness. The skin can look blue especially at the fingertips, toes, lips. Coma and death can occur. ...Read more
CARPETING?: Smells from new construction structures can trigger respiratory symptoms. ...Read more
Many: There are many possible respiratory irritants in construction materials. Most commonly, the irritants include sawdust, drywall dust, and chemical fumes (from paints, solvents, adhesives, and others.). Additionally, construction can "stir up" dust containing viruses (hanta virus found in rodent droppings) and asbestos. ...Read more
Unusual presentation: The prodrome is often somewhat prolonged, lasting for three to seven days and is characterized by fever (temperature ≥100.5ºf [>38ºc]) malaise, headache, and myalgias. Unlike many all other resp viral prodromes, most patients have no upper resp symptoms during this stage. At the end of this prodrome, the respiratory phase begins with a nonproductive cough, and may lead to dyspnea and resp failure. ...Read more
Multiple: Rsv has many symptoms and they can vary by age. It is most dangerous for infants, especially less than 6 months of age. Typically there is cough, nasal congestion, wheezing and coarse breath sounds, and fever. For an older child or adult, the symptoms generally mimic that of the common cold. In either case, time and supportive care are the best treatments. ...Read more
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Respir. Acidosis: Respiratory acidosis is the result of insufficient breathing in which you do not get rid of enough carbon dioxide, so it backs up in your blood stream and causes an acidosis. The treatment is to improve breathing. Sometimes you just need to stimulate or make the patient more alert, use antidotes for narcotic medications or sedatives, or use a breathing machine, if severe. ...Read more
Respiratory probs along with excess belching (2 yrs). increases in stress n winters. Taken serotonin tabs fr 2 mnths. Symptoms recurring this winter.
My 7 mon. Old was diagnosis w/ aspiration. I am interested in further testing. She does have respiratory symptoms with a history of pneumonia. Any suggestions?
Aspiration pneumonia: Consultation with a pulmonologist or lung specialist can help, in the meantime, make sure that your baby does not have acid reflux which is easily treated by his pediatrician. If his symptoms started since birth, a tracheoesophageal fistula should be ruled out first. ...Read more
URTI: Upper respiratory infection (urti) usually refer to symptoms of runny or congested nose +/- fever, malaise and aches and pain usually due to a virus such the influenza virus. However, urti may become complicated by sinus infection or middle ear infection, which will produce their own symptoms. Younger children often get middle ear infection in association with urti. ...Read more
What are the differences between bacterial and viral upper respiratory infections in terms of the symptoms they manifest?
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http://www. Who. Int/vaccine_research/diseases/ari/en/. ...Read more
What causes twinge or very slight pain in the left chest area? No shortness of breath & no other symptoms. Bp normal. No respiratory issues.
Sinus inf symptoms: The primary symptoms of sinus infection are purulent nasal drainage and facial pain and pressure. These often start with a simple cold (or allergies), which usually involve common respiratory symptoms--congestion, slight cough, low grade fever, watery drainage), but the cold may be completely resolved by time the fluid in the sinuses gets infected, so you may not still be having respiratory sympto. ...Read more
Is it normal to have symptoms come back after being diagnosed with upper respiratory tract infection?
No: If you have had a cough (or congestion or fever) and gotten better and then the symptoms recurred, your infection if back. A chest xray to rule out pneumonia is usually not warranted unless you have a high fever, colored sputum, shortness of breath or chest pain. Keep hydrated and rest. However, should symptoms persist for 3-4 days, see a doctor. ...Read more
My seasonal allergies are generally upper respiratory. This year I have more systemic, mild anaphylactic-like symptoms. Should I see an allergist?
Worsening Allergies: Greetings. I think it is indeed a good idea to see your Allergist with your changing condition. Often times your Allergist can alter treatments or offer testing to see if offending triggers may be identified. Anaphylactic symptoms should never be taken lightly. ...Read more
Exposed to mould for 3 months, symptoms are dizziness, fatigue, headaches and respiratory problems. Time of complete recovery? Moved out month already
Theamount of damage to you is not clear. Although you have moved out, has the problem moved out of you. You may still harbor some of the mold and need to have the ENT do a good exam and probably need a cxr to verify there is not lung damage or growth ...Read more
I have chest congestion after lying down. Sometimes when I wake in the morning I cough up lots of mucus. No other respiratory symptoms. Causes?
Cough: You perceive it in the chest but it really is that you have mucus from your nose which at night drops to the back of yr throat (gravity) where u have cough receptors that make you cough. You should treat your allergies (plenty of OTC meds), get a good HEPA filter for home use and speak to yr doc to get benzonatate 200mg q8h for a few days. ...Read more