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Wheezing After Bronchitis
Had bronchitis or pneumonia for much of last 18 months. Cough up sputum everyday. Wheezing fatigue shortness of breath. COPD or late onset asthma?
Chronic bronchial asthma. 2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?
Pneumonia: You have acute pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis and you need urgent medical attention. You also list no medical history of any conditions or medications. Without adequate information about your general health, we cannot provide you with any more advice. Please see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exacerbation...: It sounds like you are having a COPD exacerbation. If there are no signs of infection, you may need to increase your meds but only under the guidance of your doctor. If your shortness of breath is severe or worsening, go to the er for emergent treatment. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After chest X-ray diagnosed acute bronchitis ant+inhaler given 3 days still out of breath , fever, normal? Pneumonia? No smoker or asthma.
Sob always.Wheezing w/forced exhale. Productive cough sinusitis issues.Allergies.Had lung test months ago. Symptoms haven't left. 25 8 pack year hist.
Quit smoking: Your symptoms are all coming from your smoking habit. So it's important to work with your pcp to find other alternatives to stop smoking, and keep your lungs clear. The irritation from the tobacco, and the particles landing on the tissues of the lungs is irritating it, causing the cilia lining the bronchioles to want to remove it. Plus there's a carcinogenic potential with the byproducts, tar landing on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Bronchitis and sinusitis infections are often diagnosed within the same time frame. If you are an asthmatic, your doctor may instruct you on the use of your albuterol and possibly inhaled or oral steroid for worsening. Monitoring your temperature, staying well hydrated and if thick discolored drainage persists, an antibiotic may be indicated. ...Read more
Check temperature: I agree that most likely you do not have bacterial pneumonia which some patients develop following a viral infection. Viruses may cause damage to the lining of the airway. In the meantime, a humidifier and staying well hydrated, while recovering are suggested. If you have problems breathing and/or fever, please see your physician. If the cough lasts longer than 3 weeks, follow up is advised. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Asthma or bronchitis? Symptoms are coughing with no mucus, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, gasping for air. Took albuteral and it works.
4 years cough congestion bronchitis pneumonia with wheez in lungs 5 days Zithromax & nebulizer 2 day steroid still sick wheezes worried plz help ?
The treatment: may be insufficient and she may need additonal medications like used for asthma. May need her antibiotic to be change to another kind depending the sputum culture result. Also a chest x-ray is in order. Call her pediatrician or seek a pediatrician's attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are many: possibilities for what you describe. You would be best cared for by establishing with a primary health care provider and having a thorough evaluation and then longitudinal followup with the same provider from now on. Make an appointment now. ...Read more
Wheeze. Short of breath. Cough sometimes clear sometimes yellow. 8 pack year hist.Copd? Asthma? Just sick? Xray had hyperinflation follow up one fine.
Any of number cond.: Both conditions are associated with cough and wheezing. A pulmonary function test is a helpful diagnostic test which can help your physician determine the underlying cause of your shortness of breath and productive cough. Checking your temperature and providing a sputum sample for analysis may be helpful as well. Prmg will review records at attn. Prmg fax 858 259 9689. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with bronchitis after sore throats and cough (phlegm and blood). Given augmentin. How long before cough and fever go away?
Most bronchitis is v: Most often these issues are. Oral but if you are bacterial can take several weeks to resolve ...Read more
How long after?: If you just quit smoking very recently, the wheezing can come from the resultant increase in sputum production that occurs after the bronchial tree's mucociliary elevator starts up again (long story) and as such may stop after several weeks. However, the fear would be that emphysema has already set in, and this wheeze would be permanent, then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had cold w/ congest and cough, went to doctor after weeks.They said lungs clear, got sinus meds and inhaler for wheezing, month later still wheezing.
Bronchitis w/cough x2 weeks prescribed zpack not coughing but sob and mild chest spasms ER said pleurisy px albutrol but increases hr.Alternatives?
10days dx with asthmatic bronchitis.Rx breathing treatment, steroids, antibiotic, inhaler-now finished. Still coughing/short breath.See dr or wait out?
Be rechecked: If your symptoms are not better, be rechecked. You may need a chest XR/additional medication. All the best and I hope you are better soon. ...Read more
All of the above: Or none of them. There is nothing specific about the symptoms of pneumonia or, for that matter, nearly every other disease your doc has to diagnose and treat. Symptoms are common to many different disease and have to be viewed in context. Rarely, pneumonia can cause no symptoms, and only be seen on a cxr. Most will have some fever and cough. ...Read more
My "asthma* symptoms have never included a tickly cough until now. Ventolin relieves the cough. Can blue inhalers relieve coughs in non-asthmatics?
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