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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Mold Infection In Lungs

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I have bad asthma, was told by pcp that I have penicillium mold infection in lungs. How do I treat this which kind of dr should I see.?

I have bad asthma, was told by pcp that I have penicillium mold infection in lungs. How do I treat this which kind of dr should I see.?

Aspergillosis...: An antifungal agent such as itraconazole (sporanox) or voriconazole (vfend) will liely be prescribed. A specalist in either infectious diseases or a pulmonologist will be consulted in your care. ...Read more

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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I inhaled mold and I'm curious if mold spores can cause damage to my lungs if I inhale daily. Can immune system handle it or I will get infection?

I inhaled mold and I'm curious if mold spores can cause damage to my lungs if I inhale daily. Can immune system handle it or I will get infection?

Depends: Mold spores are in the air everywhere. It depends on what type of mold, how much and if you have any existing lung disorder. A normal immune system can usually handle mold spores, but allergic reactions may occur with normal immune system. If you have any respiratory symptoms, it would be prudent to see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I have had going on 3 chest infections in one month, I do smoke about 7 a day. I have been treated twice, could black Mold cause this?

I have had going on 3 chest infections in one month, I do smoke about 7 a day. I have been treated twice, could black Mold cause this?

Well...: How about you start by giving up the cigarettes...
Cigarette smoking impairs the ability of lung infections to heal at a normal rate ...Read more

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For what length of time do the symptoms of black mold infection take to set?

No set time: Depends on what the symptoms are. The so-called microbial volatile organic compounds which give you the musty odor can irritate your nose, eyes, and lungs nearly instantly- if strong enough. The allergic sensitization may takes days or months to develop. Do note that not all people exposed to black molds develop diseases. ...Read more

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What r the symptoms if lung infection.?

Lung infection: Of any type would be highlighted by cough, fever, chest pain with coughing, sputum production, shortness of breath. Not all are present but most of the time they are present and more times than not, all are present. By the way, one of your conditions simply puzzles me. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lung infection? And can you die from it?

Symptoms of lung infection? And can you die from it?

Yes: Pneumonia is a common terminal event. If you have cough and fever, see your doctor for an evaluation. Most lung infections are readily treatable and a 27 year-old should not die from it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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What are symptoms of lung infection? Can you die from it? Can it be cured?

Infections treatable: Lung infections often involved changes in your breathing. Infections like pneumonia may cause fever, shortness of breath, cough, tiredness, decreased appetite. Antibiotics often required. If immune system is weak and/or infection severe ad untreated, lung infections, could lead to death, but most cases of pneumonia are treatable and can be "cured". ...Read more

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Is it ever that a person get a infection from breathing mold spores and if yes what are the symptoms?

Mold inhalation: The answer will vary depending on the level and duration of exposure. Some individuals present with asthma like symptoms, others with a form of bronchitis. It also depends if the person affected is allergic to mold or not. ...Read more

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Can I use a humidifier to improve my symptoms of a lung infection?

Can I use a humidifier to improve my symptoms of a lung infection?

Humidifier for Lungs: Your airways love warm, humidified air, coupled with frequent forced coughing to expel mucus. A mist humidifier or long, hot shower works well. If you can't expel the mucus, forced deep breathing, coupled with chest percussion may bring up the mucus. ...Read more

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Can smoking worsen the symptoms of a lung infection?

Can smoking worsen the symptoms of a lung infection?

Yes: Smoking interferes with the lung's normal ability to cleanse itself. Therefore infections of breathing tubes or lung tissue will occur more frequently, be more difficult to eradicate, and be more debilitating. ...Read more

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Is foul smelling breath symptom of a lung infection?

Is foul smelling breath symptom of a lung infection?

Maybe: Usually foul smelling breath comes from one of three sources- mouth bacteria or infection in the chest or sinuses. ...Read more

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Can allergies or infection be developed from stress. Also can mold cause anxiety type symptoms?

Can allergies or infection be developed from stress. Also can mold cause anxiety type symptoms?

NO: Stress and anxiety do not produce infection or allergy, although similar symptoms may occur due to somatization. Mold, which is ubiquitous, does not generally produce any symptoms of anxiety. If this continues you might want to consult with a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Something has happened to my lungs 5 months ago when I had a chest infection and they won't get better. All symptoms point to copd. Pft showed asthma.

Something has happened to my lungs 5 months ago when I had a chest infection and they won't get better. All symptoms point to copd. Pft showed asthma.

Treatment...: Treatment for asthma includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. If symptoms continue, there are other treatments, including evaluation by an allergist to aggressively treat diagnosed allergies. A lung specialist can also assist the family doctor with diagnosis and treatment, so see a lung doctor as well if symptoms persist. If pft is not showing chronic obstruction, COPD is unlikely. ...Read more

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I have some kind of lung infection. My doctor gave me bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 800-160 for 10 days and my symptoms persist. Acne on my back and ache in chest on right?

I have some kind of lung infection. My doctor gave me bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 800-160 for 10 days and my symptoms persist. Acne on my back and ache in chest on right?

Reword this question: "Some kind of lung infection" means nothing. Cough? Fever? What is the DR's diagnosis? Any other meds? Ache in chest due to cough? How long ill? Effective therapy of bronchitis is time + inhalers. Antibiotic therapy is not effective for viral infections. While Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not the first choice for acne, it can be effective. If the acne is improved after 3 months, continue the med. Usually just 1 a d ...Read more

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Can chicken soup help against symptoms of lung infection?

Probably: There are some small studies favoring the use of chicken soup during colds. No body knows what exactly is helpful, the fluids from the soup, the warm temperature, the salt it contains, or the protein from the chicken. Somehow in conjunction it supports the immune system during an infection. I think you can extrapolate the benefits to pulmonary infections (at least bronchitis. Pneumonia need more. ...Read more

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No symptoms on throat, lungs etc. Only 101.5 - 102f fever since 2 days. Nsaid works. What it can be? Infection somewhere else?

No symptoms on throat, lungs etc. Only 101.5 - 102f fever since 2 days. Nsaid works. What it can be? Infection somewhere else?

Virus: But the fever should only last a few days. I usually play baseball, if after the third day you still have fever, get an evaluation from your doctor. ...Read more

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How long after you develop a flu/cold symptoms could you get a lung infection leaving the flu/cold untreated? HTN G.A.D PCOS Depressive Disorder

How long after you develop a flu/cold symptoms could you get a lung infection leaving the flu/cold untreated? HTN G.A.D PCOS Depressive Disorder

At any time: Bacterial infections resulting from colds which go untreated can occur at any time during the cold. Often, it's hard to say when one infection stops & another begins. Factors such as immune status, diabetes, COPD, asthma, anemia, poor nutrition, chronic fatigue, etc. Can all make it easier for viral infections to complicate so as Captain Kangaroo always said, "Take Good Care of yourself." ...Read more

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Something showing on left lung on chest xray doc said could be infection have to have CT scan no symptoms except pain in left shoulder blade been ther?

Continue evaluation: Any lesion detected in the lung by imaging studies should be followed up by further detailed imaging, like ct scanning, etc. Then there may be a need for bronchoscopy with transbroncial biopsy, trans thoracic biopsy or even open surgery if necessary. But one step at a time. It sounds like you have an excellent doctor who is proceeding methodically to establish an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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10 years exposure of toxic black mold. Suffer from all kinds of symptoms. Lately really bad breathing with chestpain, blue clubbing nails. Lung Cancer?

10 years exposure of toxic black mold. Suffer from all kinds of symptoms. Lately really bad breathing with chestpain, blue clubbing nails. Lung Cancer?

Not necessarily: You need to be evaluated and followed up by pulmonologists and allergists, given the few information you provided, unfortunately we cannot be of much help on this platform except guiding you which way to go, good luck ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?

I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?

Tomato tamato: Chest infection/pneumonia usually mean the same thing as long as your on the right antibiotic you should be fine. It will be up to you and your doctor to determine if your on the right meds. ...Read more

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Month and a half ago doctor told me I have chest infection and took medicine and got a little better but now all my symptoms are back againwhat is it?

Month and a half ago doctor told me I have chest infection and took medicine and got a little better but now all my symptoms are back againwhat is it?

Need more info: This is not a problem which can be solved over the internet. You need to go back and see your doctor. Make a list of each and every one of your symptoms and the sequence in which they occurred, and any other associated things you think are relevant and take this with you to the doctor and be examined and perhaps have imaging studies and labs. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a chest infection?

What are the symptoms of a chest infection?

Cough, SOB, fever: The most common symptoms of pneumonia are cough, sputum production, shortness of breath, fever, chills, and chest pain on inspiration. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a chest infection?

What are the symptoms of a chest infection?

Productive cough: When one has a chest infection, cough increases in order to clear out the excessive mucus production that one's immune system produces to help fight the infection. Fever may also be present and the mucus will often become discolored with either viral or bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Pain in the chest without cough and no other symtopms. Chests clean and blood preasure normal. Could that be infection?

Pain in the chest without cough and no other symtopms. Chests clean and blood preasure normal. Could that be infection?

Chest pain: Chest pain can be due to heart problem (angina) pulled muscles in chest, pneumonia, pleurisy (infection of pleura which is covering of lung), reflux, breast issues, rib fractures, skin infections. It's best to consult a doctor for detailed history and examination to find cause for your pain.
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The symptoms of my chest infection developed in a month from bloody mucus to sob n chest discomfort. Does that mean it'll take as long to heal?

The symptoms of my chest infection developed in a month from bloody mucus to sob n chest discomfort. Does that mean it'll take as long to heal?

Pneumonia: Chest infections or pneumonias can sometimes take weeks to months for the inflammation to go down. And even though the infection has been cleared, the symptoms can linger that long too. Depending on the size and extent of your infection, it could take that long for symptoms to completely resolve. I'd ask your doctor specifically. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an infection of the chest wall?

What are the symptoms of an infection of the chest wall?

Depends on where: Depending on where in the chestwall an infection is, the symptoms will be different. Symptoms also depend on how big and how bad the infection is. A small boil in the skin would look like a reddened pimple that hurts when pressed. A deeper infection may feel like heat, pain, firmness, swelling, fever, etc... Unusual symptoms should be checked by a doctor, as deeper infections may not be obvious. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a chest infection and is it fatal?

What are the symptoms of a chest infection and is it fatal?

Chest infection: Chest infection can present with cough, breathing difficulty, chest pain, headache and fever. They can be fatal if not treated.
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Symptoms of headache, chest pains, coughing, random bruising, infections?

Sounds like more: Than can be sorted out in 400 characters. Need a visit with your doc for a complete history and exam. ...Read more

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I had a pft which shows "asthma". I have no problem inhaling fully, but exhaling is hard. My symptoms have gotten much worse after a chest infection.

Need evaluation: Pft can only show the degree of obstruction, whereas the diagnosis of asthma is a clinical one. For pts with asthma, chest infections can make things worse due to flare up of their airway inflammation. Sounds like you require urgent evaluation to treat acute symptoms & improve yr asthma management in the long run. Please talk to your doctor or an asthma specialist immediately. ...Read more

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Clot traveled to spleen and its oversized and have viral infection symptoms. Sore spleen and chest, kidney. How long do I have to live?

Clot traveled to spleen and its oversized and have viral infection symptoms. Sore spleen and chest, kidney. How long do I have to live?

Splenic infarct: If appropriately managed this will probably not influence your life expectancy. You may have infective endocarditis with emboli to the spleen or there are other areas from which this may occur, most of them amenable to treatment. Relax and follow your doctor's guidance. Good luck ...Read more

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I have some symptoms i'd like to ask about including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, back pains, random bruises, coughing, infections and chest pains. What could be theproblem?

I have some symptoms i'd like to ask about including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, back pains, random bruises, coughing, infections and chest pains. What could be theproblem?

See a doctor: Cannot, even if you gave enough data, diagnose you on the internet. These symptoms deserve a detailed evaluation by a competent experienced clinician who can obtain a full history and a detailed physical exam. Do this soon. ...Read more

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I have had sinus infection/cold symptoms for a couple weeks - went to my dr. This week and he prescribed augmentin and zyrtec. I am taking the augmentin but took zyrtec one time and felt quite restless and stopped. Dr. Never listened to my chest and gave

I have had sinus infection/cold symptoms for a couple weeks - went to my dr. This week and he prescribed augmentin and zyrtec. I am taking the augmentin but took zyrtec one time and felt quite restless and stopped. Dr. Never listened to my chest and gave

Call your doctor: Call the doctor and ask to speak with him about the side effects. He/she might switch to something else or tell you to stop altogether. Maybe the combination of the two was the problem. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor and she said I had a upper respiratory tract infection. I was wondering if it was normal for the symptoms of phlegm and tightness in chest to come back soon?

I went to the doctor and she said I had a upper respiratory tract infection. I was wondering if it was normal for the symptoms of phlegm and tightness in chest to come back soon?

Depends on Tx.: Upper respiratory infections tend to be viral in origin, and therefore resolve on their own even without treatment. Recurrence could mean that it's simply not over yet, or that you acquired another infection, or that it's not truly a viral URI. You may need a re-evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm also having a cough and chest congestion. Can otitis media or middle ear infections cause these symptoms?

I'm also having a cough and chest congestion. Can otitis media or middle ear infections cause these symptoms?

No, but....: A middle ear infection will not cause cough and chest congestion. However, the same virus that caused the middle ear infection in the first place may also have caused lower respiratory tract infection/symptoms. ...Read more

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Cold/flu symptoms 3mths suddenly palpitations, shaking, sweating, pains in left arm/chest lasting 3hrs thyroid fine. Do I possibly have an infection?

See a doctor: Yes, you may have an infection, but there are numerous other possibilities. These symptoms are serious and should not be ignored any longer. Go and see somebody and be professionally evaluated. Good luck and get better. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more