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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?

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

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

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


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How does shock lead to respiratory failure?

How does shock lead to respiratory failure?

See below: In response to shock, the body secretes many substances, called cytokines, which may be damaging to the lungs causing an acute inflammatory reaction. ...Read more

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So what are the symptoms of respiratory failure?

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

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In what way can shock cause respiratory failure?

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

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What are the main symptoms of end stage respiratory failure?

What are the main symptoms of end stage respiratory failure?

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

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Is respiratory alkalosis a symptom of fevers?

Is respiratory alkalosis a symptom of fevers?

No: Respiratory alkalosis is not a symptom. It is a rise in the blood ph that occurs when you breath fast. That often happens in illnesses that also cause fever. So it's a manifestation of the underlying illness, not a "symptom" of fever. ...Read more

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What do respiratory symptoms have to do with new carpeting?

What do respiratory symptoms have to do with new carpeting?

Triggers asthma: When synthetic carpet is newly laid, it can release odors from formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds which can trigger asthma. ...Read more

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What are some construction materials that cause respiratory symptoms?

What are some construction materials that cause respiratory symptoms?

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

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What's causing my respiratory, skin, and nerve condition? The symptoms are on my profile.

What's causing my respiratory, skin, and nerve condition? The symptoms are on my profile.

Comprehensive exam: Your symtoms require a full physical exam, blood testing and urine analysis. Call for an appointment-now! ...Read more

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Severe respiratory symptoms from moving into brand new apartment?

Severe respiratory symptoms from moving into brand new apartment?

Chemicals: If it is newly painted there may be release of volatile organic compounds (voc's). If newly carpetted; synthetic carpet can release odors from both formaldehyde and voc's. Either of these issues can trigger asthma. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of severe acute respiratory syndrome (sars)?

What are the symptoms and signs of severe acute respiratory syndrome (sars)?

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

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What could be like the flu without respiratory symptoms?

What could be like the flu without respiratory symptoms?

Many viruses: Many viral illnesses can cause generalized body aches withour any respiratory symptoms. There are also other types of musculoskeletal disorders that can cause gweneralized achiness. Fibromyalgia is one but there are others. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus infection?

What are the symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus infection?

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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What are the symptoms and treatments of mild or moderate respiratory acidosis?

What are the symptoms and treatments of mild or moderate respiratory acidosis?

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

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Respiratory probs along with excess belching (2 yrs). increases in stress n winters. Taken serotonin tabs fr 2 mnths. Symptoms recurring this winter.

Respiratory probs along with excess belching (2 yrs). increases in stress n winters. Taken serotonin tabs fr 2 mnths. Symptoms recurring this winter.

Take additional: Antacids. You can increase pantoprazole to twice daily. You need to see a gastroenterologist but in the meantime can try the additional antacids to get some relief. You may have reflux induced asthma. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does upper respiratory tract infection usually cause many symptoms?

Does upper respiratory tract infection usually cause many symptoms?

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

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Is it possible for a leak in my home air conditioning make me have upper respiratory symptoms?

Is it possible for a leak in my home air conditioning make me have upper respiratory symptoms?

YES: Water that collects and gets airborne can harbor many type of bacterial and fungal organisms, including black mold and legionnella, to name just two. ...Read more

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What are the differences between bacterial and viral upper respiratory infections in terms of the symptoms they manifest?

What are the differences between bacterial and viral upper respiratory infections in terms of the symptoms they manifest?

Long answer: It is not feasible to provide an answer in 400 characters. See this site for information.
http://www. Who. Int/vaccine_research/diseases/ari/en/. ...Read more

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What causes twinge or very slight pain in the left chest area? No shortness of breath & no other symptoms. Bp normal. No respiratory issues.

What causes twinge or very slight pain in the left chest area? No shortness of breath & no other symptoms. Bp normal. No respiratory issues.

See below: Typically it's caused by musculoskeletal problems, ie. Pinched nerve between the ribs, etc. However, in people at high risk for heart disease, even this may have to be investigated so cardiac causes are ruled out. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of adult respiratory distress syndrome?

What are the early symptoms of adult respiratory distress syndrome?

Trouble breathing: The one symptoms that all who get ARDS is dyspnea, which progresses to an inability to breath on their own. Cough may be present, but not always, fever may be present, as well as chest tightness. Pain is usually absent. ...Read more

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Can you have sinus infection without having any respiratory symptoms?

Can you have sinus infection without having any respiratory symptoms?

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

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Is it normal to have symptoms come back after being diagnosed with upper respiratory tract infection?

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

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My seasonal allergies are generally upper respiratory. This year I have more systemic, mild anaphylactic-like symptoms. Should I see an allergist?

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

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Exposed to mould for 3 months, symptoms are dizziness, fatigue, headaches and respiratory problems. Time of complete recovery? Moved out month already

Exposed to mould for 3 months, symptoms are dizziness, fatigue, headaches and respiratory problems. Time of complete recovery? Moved out month already

Specialist: ENT
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

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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?

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

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I have had a respiratory ailment for a week. Most symptoms are gone except a cough, fever that returns at night, lethargy. When is this going away?!

I have had a respiratory ailment for a week. Most symptoms are gone except a cough, fever that returns at night, lethargy. When is this going away?!

See your family doc: Respiratory ailments that persist, and especially if associated with a fever may be sign of a "walking pneumonia". See your physician. ...Read more

Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more