This initial acute illness may become more severe disease, including chronic and disseminated coccidioidomycosis. Acute coccidioidomycosis (valley fever) The initial form, or acute coccidioidomycosis is often mild, with few, if you experience any signs and symptoms, which appear 1-3 weeks after exposure. They tend to resemble those of the flu, and can range from mild to severe: • Temperature • Cough • Chest pain - ranging from a mild feeling of constriction to intense pressure resembling a heart
Those antibiotics are less effective than penicillin. There are some side effects that the patient may suffer after taking the penicillin injection such malaise, anxiety, exacerbated lesions, known for Jarisch-herxheimer reaction. Penicillin can be used to treat patients with latent syphilis, but it cannot revers the damage that had occurred during this
Therefore, reverse-isolation and sterile nursing techniques must be practiced to reduce your risk of acquiring infection. In treating Stevens Johnson syndrome, you must avoid using silver sulfadiazine, which is often used in burn units. Use 0.05% chlorhexidine or 0.5% silver nitrate, another antiseptic, to paint the affected skin. The use of antibiotics to prevent infection is not recommended, but they may be used in case you develop urinary tract or skin infections, which can lead to complications. 2.
Strep throat starts within two to five days after someone comes into contact with a person who has the strep infection. Strep throat will most likely go away in 3 to 7 days with or without antibiotics. If the infectious strep throat is not treated with antibiotics, a person will continue to be contagious for two to three weeks even if your symptoms show signs of going away. A person will be less contagious within a 24 hour period after you start taking antibiotics and you will not as likely to develop complications from strep throat. Strep Throat is usually treated with antibiotics such as amoxicillin, cephalexin, or penicillin.
Oral rehydration is generally the preferred method of treatment due to the fact that it allows the hosts response system to deal with the infection and it does not allow for the creation of ecological vacuums where the bacteria might re-emerge. Oral metronidazole or vancomycin are the preferred method of treatment only when symptoms are severe. Metronidazole is more desirable for treatment due the fact that it is less expensive, well tolerated by the body when administered for short periods and does not encourage resistant bacterial development. Intravenously administration of antibiotics has been found to be less effective than the oral administration route. This is due to the fact that intravenous administered antibiotic might not reach the site of infection.
Many patients with rheumatoid arthritis can develop lung diseases that affect their life. According to the Arthritis Foundation, “up to 80 percent of people with [rheumatoid arthritis] have some degree of lung involvement, which is usually not severe enough to cause symptoms.”  For instance, people who are at the last stage and have severe inflammation can develop a disease called pulmonary fibrosis, which is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for patients. Because this disease has no cure, it usually worsens the patient’s condition over time. Furthermore, rheumatoid arthritis can affect the heart when the inflammation damages the endothelial cells that cause the blood vessels to form plaques. These plaques block the blood vessels and cause heart attack and stroke for the
Many believe that immunizations don’t help prevent the illness, but have side effects worse than the real disease (Calandrillo). Most immunizations give protection for diseases that are no longer around, and can no longer harm us (Darden). Although, one day our bodies and immune systems will no longer accept the antibodies in vaccinations. On the other side, we are currently provided with the most safe and effective versions of vaccines that go through extensive tests. Immunizations are harmless, with the correct dosages of the antibodies, but they can have rare minor reactions (CDC).
Normally this disease is associated with joint involvement but research is now showing that that is no longer the case. Women are more affected than men and those with a higher genetic disposition end up with the disease. Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease. It may involve the lungs by causing pleurisy, interstitial pneumonitis, and pulmonary hypertension secondary to pulmonary vasculitis.2 The problem with Rheumatoid Arthritis is that patients ignore the few symptoms until the shortness of breath becomes more noticeable.5 Necrobiotic nodules that can form cavities, that form within n the lungs as well defined masses.2 They usually form in the periphery of the lungs and are more common in men.2 Sarcoidosis is another autoimmune disease that is closely related to interstitial lung disease as well.2 There is a formation of tubercles of non-necrotizing epithelioid tissue that are made of immune cells which cause the autoimmune response.2 This disease most often effects that lungs. Their symptoms are often chest pain, dry cough, shortness of breath, and coughing up blood.
As carcinoids progress at a slow pace, the symptoms often go by unnoticed for many years, thus are often detected by medical procedures used to diagnose/treat other conditions. A person suffering from lung carcinoid tumor shows signs of the illness because of the hormones entering the bloodstream, bypassing the liver. Lung carcinoid tumor does not cause carcinoid syndrome, which is generally the case with gastrointestinal tumor. The symptoms of the lung carcinoid tumor are: • Cough (with or without bloody sputum or phlegm) • Chest pain • Wheezing • Shortness of breath • Diarrhea • Redness or flushing • Rapid weight gain, specifically over the midsection and upper back • Pink or purple stretch marks on the skin • Post-obstructive pneumonia caused by blockage of tumor in a large air passage, leading to an
Some scientists, however, believe that the bacterium is spread through respiratory droplets in the air during close and long-term contact with an untreated case. Leprosy is not highly contagious, but a person can be infected by coming into close and frequent contact with an infected person and by being exposed to droplets from the nose and mouth of an infected person. It is most common in