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 Is Sleep Apnea harmfull...??
I didn't notice that I had this disorder untill I got married. lol Now, my wife is constantly elbowing me during the night, telling me to 'Breathe!!'. It annoys her, because I hold ...

 Why cant i sleep properley,it takes me hours??
Every night i'm having trouble sleeping, i'm on the computer day and night right till 4am most of the time because i'm never tired,i'm only tired during the day time,but when i go ...

 I have a really sore throat! Any ideas?
I have a really sore throat. Every time i swallow (not in that way! lol) its hurts real bad. Wondering if anyone had any ideas that could help prefarably from things at home?

Thanks guys n ...

 can aspartame from soda cause laryngitis?

 My 6month old was just diagnosed with asthma?
My son was diagnosed with asthma and now he has to have a breathing treatment three times a day and he is only 6 months old, i am not a smoker and i do not have any health problems. anyone ever had ...

 I'm I suffering from anxiety ? :(?
I can't take deep breaths, if I try I feel like I'm suffocating. It used to only happen during evenings but happens all day now, gets worst in evenings. I think it is because of stress from ...

 Coughing and wheezing help?
I've been coughing an wheezing
but mostly at night.
What's wrong??...

 best way to get inhaler for asthma?
i haven't had an inhaler for my asthma since i was a teenager. it kinda went away for awhile. but now that i'm in my upper 20's it came back, and it came back worse. i read ...

 How much cough medicine can I have before I'm officially drunk?
I have a really stubborn cough and I think I'm almost ready to accept that the medicine's not working. Sure is delicious though.

Bonus question: What gets rid of cough medicine ...

 I know smoking can kill you but does it make you sick throughout the year as well?

 Does hypnotherapy work to help stop smoking?
I know this question has been asked, but I'd also like to know how much this therapy costs. I know I am going to get answers such as "not as much as cigarettes in the long run", or &...

 Anitbiotics? Can I take them more regularly then prescribed?
I am on a course of antibiotics and have been told that i cannot drink on them? I am due to finish them on friday but I have a friends birthday party on friday night. I am going to split the last ...

 how can i stop snoring?
i hate the fact that i snore i just dont know how to stop it.. i sleep on my stomach , if that helps at all.. & ive heard of nasal strips.. but would i have to wear them everynight for the rest ...

 Is there a way to remove phlegm without coughing it up? Possibly a surgery-type procedure?
I have a problem with excessive phlegm but I can't cough it up due to a gag reflex and thickness of the ...

 Do I need to get antibiotics?
I have been off work since Friday with a cold that seems to have gone to my chest. I am coughing up green stuff (sorry, I know that's really gross!) - is it likely to go away by itself or do I ...

 I have a bad cold, how can I speed up my recovery?
Over-the-counter medicine suggestions are welcome, but I'd prefer an at-home solution if possible....

 Will I get flies in my lungs from smoking a fly?
So, I was smoking a cigarette like I do from time to time, and what the **** should happen, a fly just plops itself down on my light. I didn't really feel like doing anything, so I just left it ...

 can asthma go or does it just get better then worse?

 if someone has acute emphysema and a small amount of asbestos in lungs is this the reason for the emphysema?

 Is it true that when you stop smoking you health declines?
a friend of mine said that she got severe chest infections which took months to clear up. does this happen to everyone? im curious cause i want to stop.

thanks :-)...

Can pneumonia go away by itself?
Without being treated?

I think probably not. When my son was a baby he had pneumonia twice, and he needed antibiotics, steroids, and oxygen. Pneumonia needs a chest X-ray to be accurately diagnosed, and any health professional, having diagnosed it, would probably feel obliged to treat the illness.

Grumpy Old Man
Only if you consider death is going away.
There are 3 possible causes: Bacteria, virus, or fungi.
World-wide, 1 out of 3 who get it will die, in the US - with treatment - 5% will die.

Sometimes....It depends on what is causing it and factors concerning your immune system. If it is viral induced the chances of it "going away on its own" is high, so long as you get good rest. If it is bacterial induced then the odds of recovering without medication are much lower. Pneumonia is deadly, and you should seek medical care.

Yes. It's just an infection, and your body might fight it off like any other infection. But usually, people with pneumonia are already challenged, with weakened immune systems - so getting the right drugs is very important.

not likely you will no doubt will need rushed to the hospital in a despearte attempt to save yur life and even then you may not survive.

Fred F
Yes, it can often go away without treatment. That is sometimes the most effective "treatment". Antibiotics carry the risk of developing a resistant infection and other side effects, along with some incidence of allergic reaction.

If you have seen a doctor, been diagnosed, and the choice was no treatment follow the instructions you were given INCLUDING getting back in touch in case of fever, increased shortness of breath, and whatever else.

If you haven't seen the doctor it might be pneumonia, but it could also be something else like bronchitis. If it gets worse see a doctor.

Respiratory Therapist

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