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How to diagnose bronchopneumonia?

How to diagnose bronchopneumonia?

Pneumonia: Bronchopneumonia is a different word for pneumonia, which is an infection in the lung tissue. It can be viral or bacteria (rarely fungal) and varies in severity from no fever, mild cough, to high fever, problems breathing and need for oxygen. When we listen with a stethoscope we hear something like velcro, and sometimes wheezing. A chest xray sometimes is needed. ...Read more

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Bacterial Pneumonia (Definition)

A type of pneumonia that is located diffusely throughout the lung tissue, as opposed to the more common lobar pneumonia, which is generally located in a single defined ...Read more


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What tips can you give me to cope with acute prostatitis?

What tips can you give me to cope with acute prostatitis?

Acute prostatitis: Assuming you have seen a physician and gotten a prescription for antibiotics, the discomfort can be helped somewhat by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen), warm tub soaks and elevation of the feet. Frequent ejaculations (although sometimes painful) can also hasten recovery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to prevent ear infections for toddlers with tubes?

Can you tell me how to prevent ear infections for toddlers with tubes?

Tubes already: You should expect few infections after tubes. If they continue, you may consider water avoidance/ear plugs. Discuss ongoing infections with the ear surgeon. ...Read more

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Please advise how to sleep with bronchitis?

Please advise how to sleep with bronchitis?

Do you smoke : You do not specify what kind, acute or chronic. If acute then treatment of infection is appropriate. If chronic need to stop smoking, and see your pulmonary doctor. ...Read more

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What tips can you give me to conquer my adhd?

What tips can you give me to conquer my adhd?

The 3 P's: Prepare - get organized with a system of notes and reminders that work for you. Paraphrase - put tasks and conversations in your own words to insure understanding and attention to details Perform - Get started. Don't procrastinate because ADD/ADHD will only worsen your procrastination. ...Read more

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How to help hyperinflation from asthma?

How to help hyperinflation from asthma?

Treatment : Hyperinflation in asthma can occur as a result of air trapping when lungs do not empty out adequately during exhalation. This is secondary to airflow obstruction. Treatment of asthma with beta agonist ( such as albuterol or salmeterol) should resolve hyperinflation as these medicines decrease airflow obstruction. Inhaled steroid (also used for treatment of ashtma) help reduce inflammation. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to cure cough in children?

Can you describe how to cure cough in children?

Depends on Cause: Otc cough suppressants for children contain mainly dextromethorphan, a mild cough suppressant. Some studies show honey to be equally/more effective for soothing cough (never give to children <1yo). If caused is posterior nasal drip, consider use of antihistamine. If due to inflammation (wheezing) in lungs, child may benefit from bronchodilator tx (albuterol) and/or steroid therapy. ...Read more

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How to cure allergic rhinitis? How to prevent cough?

How to cure allergic rhinitis? How to prevent cough?

See an allergist: The best treatment for allergic rhinitis is allergy shots. You need an evaluation by an allergist or ENT allergist. We have several medications that can help. Shots or sublingual drops can have a significant and long term effect on the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Cough is not a disease, it is a symptom, and can also be evaluated by the same docs. ...Read more

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How to reduce phlem in bronchiecstasis?

How to reduce phlem in bronchiecstasis?

May be difficult: Some of the therapeutic measures include agents that will help to liquify the sputum and make it easier to cough up. Some have used inhaled aerosolized antibiotics (systemic antibiotics are seldom helpful because they do not get to the bronchiectatic areas). This is a chronic incurable problem. If there are localized areas they may be amenable to surgery. See a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to live with deadly allergy to cats?

Any tips on how to live with deadly allergy to cats?

Avoidance: Cat allergy is very challenging. Short of getting rid of the animal it is very difficult to control cat allergens. The typical allergy medications are helpful. If medications are not helpful then allergy immunotherapy may be considered. ...Read more

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Tips to help conceive?

Depends...: This really depends on age, but in general use an ovulation detection kit and timed intercourse. ...Read more

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Need guide to how to put to sleep a baby?

Need guide to how to put to sleep a baby?

Look here: http://www.askdrsears.com/?q=topics/fussy-baby/31-ways-get-your-baby-sleep-and-stay-asleep.

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Tips on how to catch some zzzz?

Tips on how to catch some zzzz?

Sleep hygiene is key: Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath, lavender scent. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between bronchitis, pneumonia and whooping cough?

How can you distinguish between bronchitis, pneumonia and whooping cough?

Whooping cough: has a distinct cough. Bronchitis and pneumonia may be difficult to tell apart but many times bronchitis on an X-ray will not show whereas pneumonia should. ...Read more

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How to treat asthma and how to prevent allergic asthma attacks?

How to treat asthma and how to prevent allergic asthma attacks?

Inhaled steroids: There are a few medications to treat asthma, but the mainstay are inhaled corticosteroids. While they are steroids, they have a very localized effect and are very safe. If they are not effective alone at preventing asthma, we have a number of other medications we can use. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat bronchitis in infants?

What can you do to treat bronchitis in infants?

Bronchitis: Bronchitis is a loose term thrown around to indicate chest infection. "Bronchitis" in children is a viral infection typically treated supportively. I believe you may mean bronchiolitis which indicates a viral infection in the small airways of the lungs. This can be observed with no medication, but may require nebulizer medications. If you need more info, please request virtual consult. ...Read more

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Need some tips to help me cope when going to the dentist?

Need some tips to help me cope when going to the dentist?

Let the dentist ; /: Or staff know about your anxiety before hand. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more

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Any suggestions about how to treat bronchitis naturally?

Any suggestions about how to treat bronchitis naturally?

Symptom relief: Bronchitis is usually the result of a viral infection, so it goes away by itself. Treatment is directed at symptoms, with cough medicines or sometimes bronchodilators. In most cases, antibiotics aren't helpful. ...Read more