Throat Infection May Spread to Lungs

Q: This question is regarding a patient who is female, 26 years old, married and has 4 children. Symptoms are as follows:
  1. Shortness of breath after house work.
  2. Wheezing chest at night and some time during day.
  3. Pain in chest which goes to the back side towards shoulder blades, since 20 days.
  4. Mild sputum production, having no blood.
  5. Darkness in front of eyes when suddenly standing.
  6. Running nose, flu.
  7. Throat with feeling like pricking with needle.
  8. Body ache, legs and joint ache.
  9. Temperature with fever 100 degree. 
  10. Cold fever at night, after that hot fever/feeling with sweat on body.
By: Saif

Reply:
Appears to be some infection of the respiratory tract. 
It may be have started as a simple throat infection. Now, the chest also seems to be involved. 

It is recommended that you visit a doctor and get yourself examined. You will require certain bronchodilators and antibiotics for this infection.

Also, sputum test for Tuberculosis (TB) needs to be done.

Take Care,
Buddy M.D.

 

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “Throat Infection Spreading to Chest

  1. R. Kumar

    Hi, Greetings of the day!

    I am 46+ years old. I had Pleurisy some 26 years ago and underwent the complete 6 months treatment and the liquid was extracted from my lungs, but the scar / patch remains there. Every time I do the X Ray Chest (PA View) it is there and the report says –
    Right lung upper zone shows patchy fibrocalcific changes.
    Remaining lung fields are clear.
    Both hila are normal.
    Bilateral costophrenic angles are clear.
    Both domes of diaphragm are normal.
    Heart and mediastinal silhouette is normal.
    Evidence of bilateral bifid ribs (Left anterior 4th & right anterior 3rd)

    I want to understand the exact condition of myself and is there any possibility to remove the patch from the lungs so that the X-Ray is clear. I lost my job because of this patch. I was working in Qatar. Need your advice and help so that I can have a fresh start, I do not get kicked out again.

    My other tests are OK.
    HbsAg ELISA is 0.27
    HCV ELISA is 0.30
    Blood Group is B+ve
    Blood Glucose – F is 88.o mg/dl
    HIV ELISA is 0.21

    Thanking you in advance.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You have been treated for some infection in the lung tissues, may be tuberculosis.

      In a natural way, healing is followed by scar formation. In the beginning, infected bug causes inflammation in the lung tissues, followed by production of inflammatory exudate there. Medicines are given to kill the causative organism. Then healing progresses to the scarring stage.

      Scarring occurs, signaling the completion of healing. Scarred tissue may then soften and lighten with time in a couple of years.

      Functionally, lungs, with scarred tissues in between, are not a problem.

      Scars may lighten with time. Unfortunately, there is no medicine to erase them earlier.

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