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What Are Some Ways To Fix The Hacking Cough Brought On By Copd
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
What are some kinds of treatments that can ease the symptoms of the common cold? What things can be done at home that can help with: runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, head aches, coughing, and hoarse voice.
Nasal symptoms: Salt water washes twice daily, humidifier in bedroom, air purifier, consider otc antihistamines although I am never a fan of patients treating themselves since they typically don't know all of the in's and out's of why we prescribe meds the way we do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Today i'm having more productive cough due to the pulmonary fibrosis which was caused by the lung radiation. Can you help me in getting this under control without a hospital stay?
Diagnose first....: Before any cough can be treated, the cause of the cough must be diagnosed. Common causes of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm from any etiology, post-nasal drip, gerd, etc. All of these causes have entirely different treatments and a cough can be due to more than one condition. Therefore, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and then treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnose first...: Before a persistent cough can be treated, you first need to know the etiology of the cough. If it is non-productive, possibilities include bronchospasm of any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination. All of these have different treatments. If the persistent cough is productive of sputum, you may have chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, again a different treatment. See doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more
Wheezing with cold : If you have asthma and are wheezing you need to use your rescue inhaler. Some viral infections, however can cause reactive airways and may cause you to wheeze even if you do not have asthma, in that case you need t o see your doctor to give you a bronchodilator. You may aslo trya steam vaporiser and soem liquid vicks in the vaporiser to make your breathing easier. ...Read more
Smoker. Causing mucus in lungs. Making it difficult to breath. Will have coughing episodes. What can this be? On chantix.
How is asthma being diagnosed? What are the tests done to find the trigger of the asthma? How can we rate how servere is the asthma? Cure for asthma?
PFTs/ symptoms: Asthma is DX based on a history , intermittent shortness of breath/wheezing) and exam findings that show intermittent airway obstruction. This can be confirmed by pulmonary function tests ( breathing tests). Asthma may not have specific triggers, but allergy testing, history and exercise tests can look for allergic or exercise related triggers. Many good inhaled medicines to control, no cure. ...Read more
What is the cure for chronic hyperventilation syndrome? My lungs are used to breathing much larger volumes through the chest and i can't stop it.
Treat cause: We breath different amounts during different times. Just like blood pressure and heart rate, body responds to what it needs. If you breath larger volumes, generally there are less breaths per minute. Hyperventilation without this can be due to a metabolic problem that keeps your body breathing excessively. See your doctor or more specifically a pulmonary specialist if needed. ...Read more
Changing seasons bring running nose and sneezing. What will be the cause for the same? What will be the treatment for permanent cure of it?
Allergic rhinitis : More specifically seasonal allergies in this case. Identification and avoidance of the triggers is the best treatment, but not feasible for most of humanity. Non-sedating oral and intra-nasal anti-histamines, intra-nasal glucocorticoids, are the mainstay of therapy. Immunotherapy by an immunologist is your best bet at a true cure. Seasonal migration if covered by your health plan. ...Read more
The 'whoop': Whooping cough is diagnosed formally by testing for the bacterium that causes it. Most of us know it, however, from the funky cough it causes. After a bunch of coughing, there's a sharp inhalation of breath that sounds like 'whoooop'. The sound comes from air moving quickly through a swollen, narrowed airway. If you think you or someone you know has it, get to a doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
What can cause your throat and nose to feel inflamed, like they're on fire? Bronchitis, copd? What could be the possible causes of that?
Can a patient have real shortness of breath if they are still able to breathe using only their nose? I cannot tell the cause of my chest discomfort.
Yes.....: You can be short of breath while breathing through your nose. The combination of chest discomfort and shortness of breath can be due to many things, including serious conditions that can be life-threatening, like heart disease, blood clots, bronchospasm, etc. In order to be certain there is nothing serious going on, you need to see a doctor ASAP! Go to the ER, especially if feeling worse ...Read more
What are the chances of bronchitis/cold becoming myocarditis and is there a certain way to diagnose it? When can you go back to doing sports after ill
If one is diagnosed with mucociliary dysfunction causing regular ENT and chest congestion, what are the normal treatments used to fix this?Thanks
Breathe by using the upper thorax rather than the diaphragm, and have chronic overinflation of the lungs. How do I fix this? Is it reversible?
Confusing question: Whooping cough is caused by a contagious bacteria called b. Pertussis. When present in a community it can spread, most commonly among adults with waning immunity and passed to unprotected infants .The infants under 6 months of age have the highest fatality rate, and >15 infant deaths have occurred on the west coast in 2010.Proper treatment is needed to stop the spread of this deadly disease. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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