... I feel and hear something in my chest that is hard to describe. It sounds like a wheezing sound as I'm breathing in or out and it also makes me cough, especially as I near the end of an exhale. Sometimes I cough uncontrollably and can't catch my breath. ... (0 replies)
... Hello all,
I'm trying to figure out if I need to return to the doc. A week ago (Saturday) I got slammed with cough, high fever and uncontrollable chills and sweats. That following Sunday I went to the doc and tested + for the flu (they didn't say which). I was given a script for Tamiflu as well as an antibiotic (for a suspected URI developing).
Anyway, long story short,... (1 replies)
... Stay in, drink plenty of warm fluids, eat lightly such as chicken noodle soup, and if you can use a humidifier. Keep warm and don't let yourself get chilled. I am right now recovering from a cold. ... (2 replies)
... He is on Tamiflu as of this a.m. but as I said he just seems to be getting worse without fever being present I am wondering if it's the flu or bronchitis. ... (0 replies)
... ALLY SAID SHE HAD THE FLU WITH PNEUMONIA .. THEY HAD HER ON PARALYTICS FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS WHILE BEING UNDER VENTILATION . I WAS GETTING UPSET AND TALK TO THE DOCS AS TO WHY THEY WERE REMAINING SILENT THE, THEY DECIDED TO TAKE HER PARALYTICS OFF. SHE WAS ON A VENTILATOR FOR 18 DAYS AND THEY WANTED TO KEEP IT LONGER! ... (0 replies)
... Doctor and Side Effects Freak, so, as you can imagine, now I'm both terrified to take it but also to leave it, because it has worked so far. ... (0 replies)
... told her to chew on garlic cloves and the sore throat healed up the ear didn't hurt anymore and as far as I know she has all her hearing and no complaints. If a person has infection in the ear sometimes dizziness occurs. ... (5 replies)
... shingles was his concern as well. No rash so far. Aleve has really helped this weekend and I have to say, last night was the first decent sleep. It's getting better. ... (3 replies)
... If I were you I'd now watch for a rash on or near the site of the pain/burning.
It could be shingles which can start with a flulike illness but without the very high fever. The fact that your skin is sensitive to touch is what is really leaning me in this direction. Have you had chickenpox in the past? I ask because you had to have had it had some point in life in order to... (3 replies)
... as previously mentioned 3 of my kids got stomach flu probably norwalk and is catchy 24-48 hrs after symptoms stop BUT the last one threw up 7 days ago and then one 7 days after! i bleached the heck out of everything and am wondering if maybe it is a fluke about this one because the others,the next day, could barely eat but this one was eating no problem the next day...any... (0 replies)
... Hmm well night owl, think of it as phlegm being your bodies natural lubricant, we make mucus secretions all the time, in the nose and elsewhere, that is normal it's just when you can't drain it properly that it becomes thickened and stuff, like when you experience an infection, and usually, the "normal" color should be , I've always heard, clear or whitish...anything else and... (1 replies)
... Wow......I don't see why not! :D
It's similar to the father in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" using Windex as a common cure-all! Although I don't think nose spray was one of them :eek:
Tell me.....he just sprays it in? Is his head tilted any particular way to get into the sinuses? :confused:
Must check that one out....but I bet it would definitely help the... (4 replies)
... For the past 4 years or so, my dad has been using Chloraseptic as a nasal spray as soon as he feels a cold coming on. ... (4 replies)
... Each day after I started the medicine I felt better. Now a month later im back at step one only not quite as bad!! Last week my cough came back and I started back on the inhaler. Thanksgiving evening I developed a sore throat due to drainage. ... (0 replies)
... I would go back to the doctor if you don't feel better soon. A cough like that can go into pneumonia quickly.
Is there a reason you are only taking 1 ibuprofen every 4 hours? You can take up to 4 every 6 hours-it will really help with fever/chills and pain/inflammation.
Hope you feel better soon!
SK (4 replies)
... Did your Dr say what he thought you had? Did he listen well to your lungs? There is a rapid test that can be done to identify influenza, strept, and a chance you could be brewing a case of pneumonia. I would want to know what I had, as colds don't usually cause fevers of 102-104, but bacterial bronchitis and pneumonia and influenza can, all of which can be treated. If you are... (4 replies)
Colds and Flu are a Virus and will run their course, anything between 6-10 days maybe longer before you feel back to normal.
If you are at home keep warm and take something like "Lemsip" every 4 hrs.
Drink lots of fluids, Lemon sliced in boiled water with a tsp of honey is very good and will soothe your throat.
If you have to go out do wrap up warm and try and rest as... (4 replies)
... i have had a fever average around 102....going as high as 104 and as low as 95.7......uncontrolable chills at night that makes my lower back spasm...when i cough it feels like the top of my head is going to pop off....... ... (4 replies)
... I feel as if I'm at the end of my rope. I'm 24 years old, and I've felt aged and withered beyond my years ever since coming down with Type A Influenza earlier this year. ... (0 replies)
... I encourage you to keep in close contact with your doctor. The wheezing or heavy breath you describe is worth getting checked out. Since a course of antibiotics is needed to treat pneumonia, delay in getting diagnosed only allows it to get worse.
Until you get better, make sure to keep hydrated and rest. Eat well and practice deep breathing to expand your lungs. Avoid long... (7 replies)