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What does Symbicort do to the lungs?

Bronchitis vs Pneumonia - What's the difference between them?

Gurgling/vibrations in or around my lungs after laying on back and taking deep breath?

It only happens when laying on my back and taking a deep breath... But it's driving me crazy! IM a 32 yrold female 5'6 140 lbs. No other symptoms. No medical problems. I was in the hospital over a year ago . I was very sick with fever and horrible back pain turns out I had fluid around my... read more

Discomfort in lungs/diaphragm/chest and tightness of throat 5 days after vomiting?

Last sunday I had a hangover and threw up (since then I have given up the alcohol and addressed my problem with that). During the vomiting, I was leaning against a building (not sure if that's relevant, but friends have commented that an odd posture might be the cause of the issue). Since... read more

Lump on chest pain around heart/left lung area?

I have recently been having some pain that I thought was to do with my heart, but I have felt around my chest area and on the left side I have found a small lump but it feels like it should be apart of my bone, it feels very hard. I get sharp pains around my heart/left lung area at least once a... read more

Advice on Keytruda results My mom has been diagnosed with Stage IV advanced non-small cell lung?

... cancer. Her PDL-1's are at 80% without any abnormal EFGR or ALK genes. I have read that this exact type of cancer is what Keytruda excels at addressing. Has anyone else had this diagnosis? I realize everyone reacts differently, but I am curious as to how soon after treatment you may have... read more

Wake up feeling short of breath and weird feeling in chest/ lungs?

I work nights and on my nights I can sleep. 9 times out of 10 if I get a call I will wake up with a tight feeling in my chest. It s the weirdest feeling not like a pain but it does feel harder to breathe especially to take deeper breaths. When I try to take a deep breath it s like my lungs can t... read more

What time of day/night is best to take furosemide?

I have AF of the heart and have a build up of fluid on lungs, I developed swelling in all joints mostly ankles and knees, I was giving furosemide 40 mg. What time of day would I benefit from taking this tablets

Albuterol/Ipratropium - Do I eat before or after using the nebulizer inhaler? I have altzhiemers, so

... swollowing is difficult. And weak lungs

Tessalon - Is there another Rx tablet which can be used as a substitute to benzonatate 200 mg.?

... capsules? I am a senior and part D Medicare does not include benzonatate for coughs. My cough is from scar tissue in the lungs, not a cold. I'm looking for a substitute on my health ins. formulary. Medicare denied me after I sent an appeal. The Rx is $135. Per month! I am on a SS fixed... read more

When I try to take a breath it fills like my lungs are already full of air?

I feel like I have been swimming under water for too long and my chest burns and feel so much pressure. Since my COPD has progressed I have been having very bloody stools. I have had a scope done to make sure there was not a problem with my colon. I have always had excellent blood pressure but now... read more

Leukocytosis - my WBC test was 14.1.Is that number terribly high? Should I be overly concened ?

Ive been very ill with copd; respiratory failure; paralyzed right diaphragm upward;severe sleep apnea; had mersa in my lungs also while I was inpatient 1 1/2 yrs. ago. Ive been doing better. New dr. so I think she's overly concerned about one blood test. Should I be worried & really check... read more

Blood Thinners - Are those taking Apixaban at higher risk of complications from Coronavirus?

The guidance on who is vulnerable in the UK is very vague. Are those on anticoagulants at higher risk? I had blood clots on my lungs twice last year and have asthma.

Hiatal hernia causing shortness of breath?

I’m new to this website so haven’t read much of the questions but just wondering if anyone? I have suffered with shortness of breath and feeling like you can’t fill your lungs due to a hiatal hernia. I’ve been having issues with my breathing for over 6 months now and... read more

How can I be treated when I have colonized MRSA in my lung. Doctors say I'm antibiotic resistant?

After at least 3 years of a chronic and often wet cough, and before I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis, I was given a long round of doxycycline to treat an infection in my lung (i was told the was a staph infection) and then to help suppress my chronic cough. It worked for about three months and... read more

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