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 Symptoms of asthma?
I think my 14 month old son has it but is doctor doesnt want to assume anything yet. What the name of the doctors that specialize in the lungs?...

 Singulair w/ depression as a side effect?
I have asthma and have been on Singulair for +/- 6 months. I have experienced the rages, depression, suicidal thoughts, self loathing thoughts, etc. being reported on the news. I am in my 30's ...

 Sinus Remedy's?
For the past few days my sinus has been acting up really bad so I would like to know do you know anything to help with sinus problems.
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 Is there a health hazard associated with the use of chalkdust at indoor climbing centres?
Climbers have a bag of chalk that they use to help with their grip. In a confined space without adequate ventilation or extraction,could this cause respiratory problems....

 Asthma or a chest infection?
I had a really bad caugh, sneezing etc.. about 4 weeks ago, the sneezing and feeling average went away after 1 week but the caugh has not gone, i have caughing episodes and tighness in the chest area,...

 HOw can a cold become dangerous?

 Will a dairy free diet help my asthma?
I am already taking Flixotide (250) and Seretide (125) twice daily - I don't want to take any more drugs!...

 How come i can smoke green but not ciggerettes?
I have asthma so i cannot smoke ciggs or be around the smoke at all. But reefer doesnt bother me at all. Why is that?...

 WHY is it so hard to take normal breaths?
I'm 27, go for regular physicals and I'm always healthy, I exercise frequently (at least 4x a week for 1 1/2 hours each day). But recently I've been having a harder time to breath. I ...

 Can you help?
When i go #2 It's abnormly huge.
And i have to bite on a towel to get it out and even then not all of it comes out and the next day i have to do it all over again.
I tried taking a ...

 How long can you live without oxygen?
how long can a person their breath before they lose ...

 What is cynocitis? is it a serious disease?

 How long does it take to have symptoms when you pick up a cold germ?

 I just quite smoking, how long will I be hacking?
I quite smoking on wednesday, Aug 1st as part of a bet. I've been an addicted smoker for about two months smoking two packs a week. Now that my throat is repairing itself I'm coughing, ...

 What do black spots on the lungs mean??
recently my brother in law has been coughing, he was diagnosed with Bronchitus......and then his doctor told him he had some black spots on his xray........does this mean cancer or could it just be ...

 If i have pneumonia what can i do about it?i wont probably see a doctor til 2more weeks?

 HOW LONG WILL this last?
I "quit" smoking with the help of Chantix ( a prescription drug) on Friday at midnight.....how long will the intense cravings last? Thank you! P.S. I know that cravings can last for a ...

 Can someone clearly tell the difference between shallow breathing and hyperventilation-?
even in hyperventilation there is around 29 to 33 times of shallow breathing . so shallow breathing includes in hyperventilation?...

 Is there a cure for asthma or one in development?

 Can you get asthma from a blood transfusion?
I never had asthma before I had a knee replacement them 6 months later was diagnosed with asthma....

Mike H
How long before you should feel better on ANTIBIOTIC?
If you're sick for 6 days with sinus infection, fever, 101. how long do you need be on anti-biotic before you feel better??
24 hours? 48 hours? 3 days? a week? If you still have the fever while on antibiotic does it mean something more serious?

After about three days, you should start to feel better. If you are feeling worse or don't seem to be improving at all, go back to your doctor. You may need a different antibiotic.

most likely the antibiotic isn't working because you have a viral infection -which can last 3-21 days. continue with the med, treat your symptoms, and get lots of rest. a low grade fever is a good sign that it's viral. watch for a fever that is 102.9 and over.

Depends on if you are on the correct antibiotic.
If you are it should take 24-48 hours to notice improvement.
Sometimes takes longer for fever reduction, as that is your body's defense against the buggies.

you should be able to begin feeling the change after 3 doses, if not wait for couple more doses and consider seeing youir doc

A fever merely means you body is trying to fight off the infection so that is a GOOD thing. Usually with 24-48 hours you start to feel some better.

If the causative factor for the infection is a bacteria then you should feel better within 7-10 days. However, the Mayo clinic protocol for antibiotic for a sinus infection is 21 days. Most bacteria love warm, moist spaces and are mesophilic. This means that they like temperatures of 70-85 degrees the best and your sinuses are absolutely prefect or them to breed in. If you not feeling better and your antibiotics are running low call your MD and let him/her know. Trust me that's what they are there for. You may need to change medications or need to get a continuation of your prescription. Also, Try Ocean's nasal spray. This is a saline spray that acts as a descant to help dry up the nasal passages with out all of the normal side effects of the pseudoepinephrine that you get with most allergy Relief medication. Best of luck

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