Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

Lower respiratory tract infection, otherwise called LRTI, refers to infections in the lungs, such as pneumonia, lung abscess, tuberculosis, and bronchitis. The common symptoms of LRTI are fever, runny nose, sore throat, headache, chest pain, cough, shortness of breath, weakness, and wheezing.

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I cough hardly with thick saliva and phlegm. How to cure it?

Query: Hi doctor. I got sick two weeks ago. I had temperature, cough, running nose. After a week, I got neuralgia. I had a sharp pain near the heart and tested for corona. It was negative. After 3 days, my throat started to hurt. I also had belly pain, loss of appetite, weakness, and nausea. Now I am gett...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq, As per your concerns it can be peritonsillitis as there is inflammation over the anterior and posterior pillar. And also your are having cough and sputum production it can be associated with respiratory tract infection. Treatment 1)Tab Amoxiclav 625 mg 3 times a day for...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of continuous exposure to mold?

Query: Hi doctor, I moved into a 4 year old apartment before five months. They have now found mold under the floorboards in the bathroom. They have removed the floorboards and the padding and cleaned. Now, they are getting professionals to clean it properly. After a month, I developed a terrible cough and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very important to thoroughly get rid of the mold and also to take measures to prevent the mold from returning. Mold-related illness and allergies are very common. Mold produces thousands of tiny spores that float and circulate in the air and irritate the mucosa, wh...  Read Full »

Is negative COVID-19 swab test conclusive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female, who is going to be 18 years old this year. So I have been sick (flu, fever, sore throat, and headache) since the last 20 days and I went to visit the doctor after five days. The doctor then prescribed me Lozenges, Paracetamol, Cetirizine and Amoxicillin. The diagnosis I re...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can well understand that you are worried, and I am saddened because you feel so ill. I will do everything I can to help you. As I could learn from your detailed descriptions, you were already on quite some medical drugs. Among them, and that is essential information, ...  Read Full »

Why is there shortness of breath when the oxygen level is normal, and lungs are clear?

Query: Hi doctor, I have shortness of breath, and I feel like I cannot take a deep breath. But my blood oxygen level is 97, and lungs are clear. Heart echo came back good. When I take an antibiotic and inhaler, the shortness of breath goes away but comes back about two weeks later. Currently, I am taking ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from shortness of breath. I have gone through your investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and found that all parameters are normal, ...  Read Full »

What specific respiratory infection do I have with nasal and chest congestion and mucus production?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having nasal congestion for the past one week and chest congestion for the last two days. I feel like mucus is stuck at the back of the throat. No fever, running nose or cough. I am using Otrivin nasal spray for nose block. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from nasal congestion for one week and chest congestion for the last two days. According to your clinical scenarios, I think you may be suffered from respiratory tract infection. You c...  Read Full »

Is my breathing problem and vomiting with blood related to Coronavirus?

Query: I have breathing problem past 9 years, sometimes i will be ok, sometimes it will be severe, if i take medicine (novamax, romilast) it will go away, another several month it will not come, now i have a breathing problem, yesterday night it became severe i vomiting with blood, this is the first time b...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakaran Selvam

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Sonologist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello greetings.. Happy to give consultation. With the history it doesn't seem to be corona. U have lower respiratory infection. I would suggest antibiotics and other supportive medicines. Treatment - 1) Tab. Augmentin 625 1-0-1 2) Tab. Doxolin 400mg 1/2 - 0 - 1/2 3) Tab. Pantocid 1-0-0 (Before fo...  Read Full »

Are my chest congestion and mild chest pain from the past four days due to COVID-19?

Query: My symptoms are that for the past 4 day so or so I have had some congestion in my chest that comes and goes... a few times (a total of about 3 hours in 4 days) very mild chest pain. So I have been staying in bed and on Tamiflu for a few days and 2500 MG of Amoxicillin since yesterday with mild impr...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq. I am Dr Anshul Varshney for your help. What we know about corona with current available experience is that it has presentation in most cases with Dry cough and Fever which may later turn into breathlessness. Fever has to be there in COVID. Since you have had no fever , cou...  Read Full »

What are the recommended tests for bronchitis, ear infection and labored breathe in 17-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, In a 17-month-old female child. We keep treating the symptoms but not the overall problem of why these things keep happening. Hardly any tests have been ordered, and we are constantly just treating the symptoms. The problems are: Bronchitis, and right ear infection for which antibio...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay S Bhat

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the detailed history. The history which you have described basically shows that the child is suffering from repeated lower respiratory tract infection, which usually presents as cough, fever, breathlessness for which nebulization and antibiotics were given. ...  Read Full »

Does Montek LC treat a dry cough?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is 3 years old. She is having a dry cough since four days. My doctor prescribed Asthalin and Levolin along with Montek LC. Will these help in settling the cough?  Read Full »


Dr. Baratu Bhaisara

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. May I suggest: It Seems your doctor is treating her for an allergic lower respiratory tract infection. He is right. It should help in settling the cough. Take extra precaution for dust and stressors. If she does not respond within two days then she will need to be...  Read Full »

What could be the reason when an elderly person throws up with cold and chill?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandfather is 92 years old. He had been throwing up with cold chills, hot flashes, coughing up lots of phlegm, sore throat, back, and stomach pain. But there is no fever. What should we do? What could it be?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your query I must admit that the first possibility is of pneumonia or lower respiratory tract infection. As he is having all signs of pneumonia other than fever. It should be ruled out with a chest x-ray and complete blood count. With the advanc...  Read Full »

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