Lung infection with sever asthma?

More common. Severe asthma reduces clearance of mucous and microoganisms (viruses & bacteria) from the lung. Long-standing severe asthma may lead to structural changes in the airway that compromise mucous clearance even more. Poor clearance of mucous & microorganisms from the breathing tubes is a clear risk factor for bronchitis and pneumonia. In children the leading risk factor for pneumonia is asthma.
Inhaled steroids. Recent studies have shown that asthmatics who employ inhaled steroids have an increased risk of pneumococcal pneumonia.

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Do you know is turmeric useful when having a lung infection with asthma?

Turmeric. Quick answer: no. Turmeric is shown to have many likely health benefits in lab studies. It's potential benefit has not been proven in clinical trials. Unlike traditional single small molecule pharmaceuticals, neutraceticals are hard to study in clinical trials. Read more...

My child has asthma are they more likely to get a lung infection caused by candida?

No. Candida pneumonitis is very rare in people with asthma. Viral and bacterial infections are much more likely in a child with asthma. Read more...
No. Candida tends to cause systemic infections only in those who are immunosuppressed so as those patients on chemotherapy or those patients with primary or secondary immune defiency such as HIV or scid. Read more...

I have asthma and infection in my lungs. Please tell me how to manage my condition.

Pneumonia. Is it what you call infection of the lungs? To treat pneumonia, you probably need totake antibiotics. For asthma-your regular antiastmatic drugs. Read more...

I have bad asthma, was told by pcp that I have penicillium mold infection in lungs. How do I treat this which kind of dr should I see.?

Dr. Fink. Severe asthma with associated mold issues complicating the matter can be severe. The faculty at the medical college of wisconsin in milwaukee has some excellent physicians. One of the senior physicians, dr. Fink specializes in such problems. Read more...
Aspergillosis... An antifungal agent such as itraconazole (sporanox) or voriconazole (vfend) will liely be prescribed. A specalist in either infectious diseases or a pulmonologist will be consulted in your care. Read more...

Something has happened to my lungs 5 months ago when I had a chest infection and they won't get better. All symptoms point to copd. Pft showed asthma.

Lung issues. A respiratory infection can trigger significant lung inflammation and potential damage. This can take time to heal even with medications. COPD would be unusual for a young person unless they had alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency. After 5 months of symptoms, it could be helpful to see a lung specialist--sometimes bronchoscopy is necessary to visualize directly into the lungs. Read more...
Treatment... Treatment for asthma includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. If symptoms continue, there are other treatments, including evaluation by an allergist to aggressively treat diagnosed allergies. A lung specialist can also assist the family doctor with diagnosis and treatment, so see a lung doctor as well if symptoms persist. If pft is not showing chronic obstruction, COPD is unlikely. Read more...