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What Are Symptoms Of A Respirtory Infectionand What Is The Treatment
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
Depends...: Respiratory failure results when a person is not able to adequately ventilate themselves. This can be caused by many conditions so part of the treatment is to treat the underlying cause. In the meantime, the patient would likely need oxygen therapy, non-invasive or even invasive artificial ventilation, depending on the severity of the respiratory failure. Abgs would help determine initial therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supportive: Supportive care means close monitoring of the infant for any signs of breathing problems or shortness of breath (rapid breathing more than 60 times a minute, labored breathing etc.). The doctor may decide to hospitalize the infant and administer oxygen. Other treatments may include nasal suction and nebulized albuterol. Inhaled steroids and antibiotics are not effective. ...Read more
How to manage strong side effects of Corticosteroids pills for respiratory sarcodosis and also for long term treatment.
Steroids: there are non-steroid alternatives to steroids when needed to treat a chronic illness. Ask your doctor about these. Some include plaquenil, methotrexate, imuran, remicade (infliximab) and others. Long term use of steroids can cause many problems but should never be stopped suddenly or without medical supervision but there are alternatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
URTI = common cold: If fever, headache and malaise, anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen can be helpful. Rest. Stay hydrated to thin nasal secretions. Warm saline gargles and saline nasal spray or irrigations are also helpful for sore throat and cough, post nasal drip respectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold: There is no treatment that works particularly well for the usual upper respiratory tract infection. The vast majority of these are caused by viruses for which there is no treatment. You are treating only the symptoms (runny nose, mild cough, feeling yucky); the otc cold medications help some with these symptoms, and are ok to use, but they are not a cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get recurring lower respiratory infections. I have had 5 since october. What type of doctor should I go to for treatment?
Respiratory acidosis. When does the PCO2 become too high? I'm already at 60.1 mmHg (VBG), O2 sat. is 53.2%. Stable or in need or treatment?
Pulmonologist: These values are consistent with poor lung function and respiratory acidosis is likely. A pulmonologist should be involved in your care for diagnosis and treatment. Your low oxygen saturation would be treated with cautious use of low flow nasal oxygen to avoid further elevation (and retention of CO2) of your pCO2. ...Read more
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