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Acute tracheobronchitis, croup, stridor , RSV . Thought to be what I have . Normal chest X-ray , CT scan normal blood ox normal.Help. What test do next?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible rx

If you have an acute infection, the symptoms most likely will resolve without need for further testing.
If you have had symptoms for three or more weeks, a secondary infection, antibiotics may be used to treat a specific bacterial infection; prolonged inflammation is treatable with aerosolized steroids. These are some possible management options.

In brief: Possible rx

If you have an acute infection, the symptoms most likely will resolve without need for further testing.
If you have had symptoms for three or more weeks, a secondary infection, antibiotics may be used to treat a specific bacterial infection; prolonged inflammation is treatable with aerosolized steroids. These are some possible management options.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Get treated

Likely post viral and possible secondary bacterial it has been a "bad year" for upper respiratory problems and they have lasted forbseveralmweeks you are lucky that these tests are still ok- but you may not clear without medications and time.

In brief: Get treated

Likely post viral and possible secondary bacterial it has been a "bad year" for upper respiratory problems and they have lasted forbseveralmweeks you are lucky that these tests are still ok- but you may not clear without medications and time.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. David Dang
Radiology
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In brief: Consult your doctor

It is not uncommon for chest xray and ct to be normal in mild cases.
Your primary care physician may suggest further evaluation with blood tests. Rest and supportive care should help. If you are asthmatic, bronchiodilator may be needed. Antibiotics may be needed in some cases.

In brief: Consult your doctor

It is not uncommon for chest xray and ct to be normal in mild cases.
Your primary care physician may suggest further evaluation with blood tests. Rest and supportive care should help. If you are asthmatic, bronchiodilator may be needed. Antibiotics may be needed in some cases.
Dr. David Dang
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