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Do symptoms like trouble breathing and fever go away quickly?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: When did it start?

If you are in good health & have sudden onset of fever & trouble breathing think acute infection - pneumonia, bronchitis, croup.
Your doctor or er can help a lot with this. Don't delay - go today! if you have a chronic breathing problem like asthma or COPD you are having an exacerbation. Follow your treatment plan or update your md on status change. Don't sweat the rare stuff - that's our job.

In brief: When did it start?

If you are in good health & have sudden onset of fever & trouble breathing think acute infection - pneumonia, bronchitis, croup.
Your doctor or er can help a lot with this. Don't delay - go today! if you have a chronic breathing problem like asthma or COPD you are having an exacerbation. Follow your treatment plan or update your md on status change. Don't sweat the rare stuff - that's our job.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

If your difficulty breathing is substantial, you should seek immediate help - as the way that severe dyspnea "goes away" is that you can die.
Any severe infection can cause shortness of breath and fever; pneumonia (a lung infection) untreated may lead to death as often as 1/2 of the time. Call your physician, or go to an er if you can't get in today.

In brief: Sometimes

If your difficulty breathing is substantial, you should seek immediate help - as the way that severe dyspnea "goes away" is that you can die.
Any severe infection can cause shortness of breath and fever; pneumonia (a lung infection) untreated may lead to death as often as 1/2 of the time. Call your physician, or go to an er if you can't get in today.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends...

The amount of time to recover from these symptoms depends on the etiology of the symptoms.
A proper diagnosis is needed and then treatment can be given. The sooner the correct treatment begins, the sooner recovery can happen.

In brief: Depends...

The amount of time to recover from these symptoms depends on the etiology of the symptoms.
A proper diagnosis is needed and then treatment can be given. The sooner the correct treatment begins, the sooner recovery can happen.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hard to say

The answer depends on what is causing these symptoms, but they are serious enough that someone with them should see a doctor asap.
Can represent may serious problems that will not go away on their own.

In brief: Hard to say

The answer depends on what is causing these symptoms, but they are serious enough that someone with them should see a doctor asap.
Can represent may serious problems that will not go away on their own.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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