Pneumonia lung washing

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Avatar n tn The bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M pneumoniae) can cause throat infections and lung infections such as pneumonia. Many people develop wheezing and coughing with these fairly common respiratory infections. M pneumoniae is contagious when it causes these infections. It can spread quickly through a family or other closely-knit group. In most cases, treatment with an antibiotic will keep the infection from spreading.
Avatar n tn The first step should be a lung biopsy to establish the cause of your pneumonia. Churg-Strauss has been described as occurring with ulcerative colitis (UC). The pneumonia could be: • allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) related to your asthma; • a non-infectious pneumonia, such as hypersensitivity pneumonitis; or • a reflection of collagen-vascular disease. There is said to be an association between UC and asthma.
Avatar n tn They finally put me in the hospital where my blood titers came back negative still. I had a bronchoscopy (lung washing) came back neg also. Bone marrow biopsy (ouch!) neg also. Finally they did an open lung biopsy, serious surgery, to collect a lung tissue sample. Finally, they got the positive VF confirmation. Four months of IV Ampho B (nasty!) and I feel great. Still taking the diflucan.
Avatar n tn Pneumonia is inflammation of the lung. Most commonly it is due to an infection. This inflammation or irritation may lead to a cough that persists for 6 to 8 weeks after the actual infection clears. Pneumonia may begin with a fever. Other symptoms may include chills, headache, a dry cough, a general feeling of discomfort and body aches. Preventative measures include frequent hand washing or the use of alcohol-based hand rubs.
Avatar f tn This all started after she had pneumonia! She is a little better on Nexium but not great. It's been a year and she is getting very depressed. She tries to avoid all the acid reflux foods AND anything with wheat and corn, SO SHE BASICALLY DOES NOT EAT!!! I am afraid she is going to become anorexic!!! She is now afraid to go anywhere or do anything because she is afraid of having an breathing attack and then a panic attack. She is practically home-bound.
Avatar f tn Doc listened to lungs and visual inspection of throat, nothing. Went and got x-rays and discovered 2/3 of left lung with pneumonia. Wasn't sure whether it was walking version, but was prescribed 875mg/125mg Amoxicillin. Two days into treatment started feeling better, two days after that felt like lungs are filling up with fluid again, coughing worsen and rib pain worsen. Completed 7 day Antibiotics today.
Avatar n tn The GP advised some antibiotics (Amoxycilin, Ciprofloxacin) but nothing worked. I was referred to a lung specialist. A subsequent CT (on 23rd July) showed a small focal infiltrate (homogeneous opacity) in the left lung. It was not a mass. All meds were stopped. A bronchoscopy with bronchial washing and lavage was non diagnostic of any kind of abnormality, including bacteria or malignancy.
Avatar f tn Is it possible that the pertusis left me with scars or other permanent lung damage? My voice is constantly horse/raspy. I have seen GI specilaists and had an endosocopy which showed mild reflux disease and take nexium, ENT doctors did complete sinus workup and I have no sinus problems. I can feel the asthma attacks coming on most of the time and can lessen the symtpoms somewhat with nebulizer, rescue inhaler and cough medicine.
Avatar n tn Generally healthy people do not fall ill to pneumonia. Many viruses and bacteria can cause infectious pneumonia. When certain germs cause pneumonia, it can be very contagious. An example of this is when it is caused by the bacteria streptococcus pneumonia. This is often seen as an outbreak in young healthy military recruits living in the same barracks. Pneumonia caused by a fungus or an opportunistic infection, which effects people with AIDS, it is not contagious.
Avatar f tn During the chest scan, they later noticed a couple spots on his lung, small. He is 49 overweight by 40 lbs and has close family history of lung cancer. His dad and his grandpa were both gone in 2 months after being diagnosed. He is a non smoker but tobacco chewer (recently quit) He had pneumonia as a very young child and worked as an auto body man for 20 years. No protection. Could the spots be something other than cancer and if so what.
1232362 tn?1333139006 I have asthma and am prone to these infections myself and have had both walking and regular pneumonia a few times. I'm taking all the regular precautions: washing my hands, etc.
Avatar f tn Immediate family members that lived together with my mother had some sort of lung issues (i.e. grandfather had 1 lung removed due to cancer in the 1970's, grandmother died of lung cancer in 1968, my mother had many lung issues, placed on prednisone, had a heart attack, passed away in 1993.
Avatar n tn Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M pneumoniae) is commonly called mycoplasma. These are bacteria that can cause throat infections and lung infections such as pneumonia. Many people develop wheezing and coughing with these fairly common respiratory infections. Mycoplasma is contagious when it causes these infections. It can spread quickly through a family or other closely-knit group. In most cases, treatment with an antibiotic will keep the infection from spreading.
Avatar m tn Pneumocystis pneumonia is extremely rare in those without HIV. If this is a concern, I would discuss whether HIV testing is appropriate in your case. To specifically test for this pneumonia, an induced sputum test is normally done. Other tests to consider would be obtaining samples via bronchoscopy if the sputum test was negative. Discussing these questions with your personal physician, or in conjunction with a lung specialist, can be considered.
Avatar n tn She is maxed out on drugs. She also has RSV,walking pneumonia, and strip pneumonia in her nose. Which the are treating with a combination of two antibiotics. She was just released from the hospital tonight. Her PFT's show severely obstucted. How do you know when it is the right time to washout the lungs? She had a broncoscopy done two years ago and they washed them out then. Why do the lungs have to be washed out and does the GERD have anything to do with it?
Avatar n tn In a person with asthma, the organism M pneumoniae can be in the airways of the lungs without causing a lung infection like pneumonia. In this situation it is colonizing not infecting the lungs. So it is not contagious. This colonization of the airways can make it difficult for the asthma medicines to help. Treating the M pneumoniae with an antibiotic can result in the asthma medicines improving the asthma symptoms.
1851499 tn?1320715637 You may be sent for a C.T., Ultrasound or MRI scan to help diagnose the cause of the condition. Lung function and blood gas test can be a useful factor in your diagnosis. Again a lung specialist may think it necessary to see if you are compatible to use a Bi-pap machine.
Avatar n tn ischemia (due to blockages - including both stable and unstable angina and acute heart attack and coronary artery spasm), pericarditis (inflammation of the sack around the heart), myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), cardiomyopathy (heart failure) and rarer causes such as coronary artery dissection, acute rupture of the heart and valves and infections of the pericardium.
Avatar n tn Gastrointestinal causes of chest pain include reflux (acid from the stomach washing back into the esophagus), gallstones, esophageal spasm, esophageal rupture, varicose veins of the esophagus, strictures of the esophagus, tumors of the esophagus and other less common GI problems. Pulmonary (lung) causes include pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, pneumothorax, pleuritis and bleb rupture.
Avatar n tn Gastrointestinal causes of chest pain include reflux (acid from the stomach washing back into the esophagus), gallstones, esophageal spasm, esophageal rupture, varicose veins of the esophagus, strictures of the esophagus, tumors of the esophagus and other less common GI problems. Pulmonary (lung) causes include pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, pneumothorax, pleuritis and bleb rupture.
Avatar n tn Gastrointestinal causes of chest pain include reflux (acid from the stomach washing back into the esophagus), gallstones, esophageal spasm, esophageal rupture, varicose veins of the esophagus, strictures of the esophagus, tumors of the esophagus and other less common GI problems. Pulmonary (lung) causes include pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, pneumothorax, pleuritis and bleb rupture.
Avatar m tn even when I'm on vacation I always seem to fall ill and am never healthy for more than about a week. I've tried focusing on washing my hands and not touching my face as well. I had pneumonia as a baby so when I get any kind of upper respiratory infection my lung function usually gets pretty bad to the point of having scary coughing attacks with wheezing multiple times a day and needing an inhaler.
Avatar f tn I recently had a bad viral and bacterial infection in my lungs and blood (with pneumonia). I have been feeling better however after recieving the antibiotics beginning with amoxacillin, I have been getting red blochy rashes on my neck, chest,back, and biceps. My rash does not itch but does feel very hot. Most importantly my rash will appear for no longer then 10 minutes and then dissapear. Hours or so later it will come back in the same spot with minimal if any swelling.
Avatar n tn ischemia (due to blockages - including both stable and unstable angina and acute heart attack and coronary artery spasm), pericarditis (inflammation of the sack around the heart), myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), cardiomyopathy (heart failure) and rarer causes such as coronary artery dissection, acute rupture of the heart and valves and infections of the pericardium.
Avatar n tn ischemia (due to blockages - including both stable and unstable angina and acute heart attack and coronary artery spasm), pericarditis (inflammation of the sack around the heart), myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), cardiomyopathy (heart failure) and rarer causes such as coronary artery dissection, acute rupture of the heart and valves and infections of the pericardium.
Avatar n tn Gastrointestinal causes of chest pain include reflux (acid from the stomach washing back into the esophagus), gallstones, esophageal spasm, esophageal rupture, varicose veins of the esophagus, strictures of the esophagus, tumors of the esophagus and other less common GI problems. Pulmonary (lung) causes include pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, pneumothorax, pleuritis and bleb rupture.
Avatar n tn Gastrointestinal causes of chest pain include reflux (acid from the stomach washing back into the esophagus), gallstones, esophageal spasm, esophageal rupture, varicose veins of the esophagus, strictures of the esophagus, tumors of the esophagus and other less common GI problems. Pulmonary (lung) causes include pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, pneumothorax, pleuritis and bleb rupture.
Avatar n tn Gastrointestinal causes of chest pain include reflux (acid from the stomach washing back into the esophagus), gallstones, esophageal spasm, esophageal rupture, varicose veins of the esophagus, strictures of the esophagus, tumors of the esophagus and other less common GI problems. Pulmonary (lung) causes include pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, pneumothorax, pleuritis and bleb rupture.
Avatar n tn Gastrointestinal causes of chest pain include reflux (acid from the stomach washing back into the esophagus), gallstones, esophageal spasm, esophageal rupture, varicose veins of the esophagus, strictures of the esophagus, tumors of the esophagus and other less common GI problems. Pulmonary (lung) causes include pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, pneumothorax, pleuritis and bleb rupture.
Avatar n tn Gastrointestinal causes of chest pain include reflux (acid from the stomach washing back into the esophagus), gallstones, esophageal spasm, esophageal rupture, varicose veins of the esophagus, strictures of the esophagus, tumors of the esophagus and other less common GI problems. Pulmonary (lung) causes include pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, pneumothorax, pleuritis and bleb rupture.