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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Short Of Breath On Lying Flat (Definition)

Orthopnea is a symptom in which one has difficulty breathing when lying flat. It is most commonly a ...Read more


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Who do you see for orthopnea?

Who do you see for orthopnea?

FP, IM, Cards or pul: Orthopnea is breathlessness that occurs specifically when lying down. The two conditions that should be considered are congestive heart failure and and advanced lung disease. You should be seen by a family practice doctor or internist or cardiologist or pulmonary specialist. (since you're using the medical term "orthopnea", i assume you've already seen one? ...Read more

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What can u do to treat orthopnea?

What can u do to treat orthopnea?

Find the cause: Orthopnea is shortness of breath when you lay flat. Treatment of this symptom always depends on finding a cause (ie fluid in the lungs, heart failure and dysfunction of the diaphragm). These causes are all treated differently. ...Read more

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Read about orthopnea. Not that I have dyspnea when lying flat, but I feel much more comfortable breathing sitted up. Is this normal?

Read about orthopnea. Not that I have dyspnea when lying flat, but I feel much more comfortable breathing sitted up. Is this normal?

Orthopnea: For many people the mechanics of breathing require less work when standing or sitting uptight. Normals can possibly feel this. People with impaired breathing feel this more. ...Read more

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Experiencing dull upper chest and upper back pain with orthopnea.?

Experiencing dull upper chest and upper back pain with orthopnea.?

See a Doc: If you are having such symptoms, you could be having symptoms of congestive heart failure. You should see your doctor asap or go to an er if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Gradual sob on exertion (x 2 mo). Discomfort in luq/chest c insp wheeze l lat base & increased orthopnea. Afebrile. Infequent dry cough. O2 sat 99% ra?

Gradual sob on exertion (x 2 mo). Discomfort in luq/chest c insp wheeze l lat base & increased orthopnea. Afebrile. Infequent dry cough. O2 sat 99% ra?

Get examined: Anytime you are getting more short of breath and particularly with wheezing you should have a better examination by your doctor. This could simply be asthma but you need further evaluation to rule out other medical concerns. Get well. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for.Infectious mollusc? I don't want undergo the burning treatment

Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Acid and penetrates and moisturizes from the inside and does not just sit on the surface. The skin has a fatty layer and needs something acidic to penetrate in order to provide the deeper layers with moisture. ...Read more