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Old 01-29-2005, 06:16 PM   #1
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How does one know if they have a lung infection?

Are there symptoms for a lung infection? Can long term albuterol inhaler use cause that?

 
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Re: How does one know if they have a lung infection?

anyone know??

 
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Re: How does one know if they have a lung infection?

Chest x-rays can show some, antibiotics help breathing, and I think you usually cough a lot, often a productive cough with off color flem. That's my experience from bronchitis.

 
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Re: How does one know if they have a lung infection?

There are many different kinds of lung infections, usually known as lower respiratory infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc. Depending on the cause & the location, it can cause coughing, wheezing, stridor, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, stuff lke that. No, long term albuterol use can't really cause a resp. infection. It can cause more inflammation but not an infection. That's why they usually prescribe albuterol to people who don't have asthma but get bronchitis or pneumonia.
See your doctor for a chest xray, that will tell what is going on.

 
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