Fluid In My Lungs, Again

@HazySue (21304)
United States
December 15, 2015 9:17am CST
I just got home from the doctors office. This is the third time in the last two months that I have been so sick that I am unable to work. I am tired of being sick. I keep getting a infection that culminates into fluid in my lungs. This time I am almost constantly coughing. I am now taking z-pack once more and getting an antibiotic shot every day for five days in a row. It was decided that they would not give me a cough medicine, they want me to cough to get everything up. I hope it gets better quick, I'm having Christmas dinner this year at my home. Is anyone else having the problem of reoccurring respiratory infections?
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@nanette64 (17610)
• Fairfield, Texas
15 Dec 15
Holy cow @HazySue . How miserable. Maybe it's time to try some herbal remedies. Honey & cinnamon in hot, green tea. Drink garlic juice, rosemary or ginger. Inhaling steam with chamomile, peppermint, clove or eucalyptus oil. That should help.
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@HazySue (21304)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@nanette64 I have been doing the green tea thing. I haven't tried the rest. I will. Thanks for the suggestions.
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@nanette64 (17610)
• Fairfield, Texas
17 Dec 15
@HazySue You are welcome. They do work.
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@GardenGerty (99194)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@nanette64 @HazySue it takes longer for herbs to appear to work, but they are a deeper and more thorough remedy and generally can go along with what the doctor orders. All these things are much better for you and you can do them year round to strengthen the immune system.
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@GardenGerty (99194)
• United States
17 Dec 15
I seldom am sick, but I am not exposed to children, either. I am sorry you are sick. I do not know if there is some way you can strengthen your immune system or not. My son swears by lots of garlic, but even he got sick this week.
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• Pamplona, Spain
17 Dec 15
Garlic does help somewhat. I am using it quite a bit this year. We only have a small Gas Fire heater and that is not really healthy either so I am doing all I can to stay away from it but you also have to keep warm. So Garlic has a lot of vital vitamins which we need too. I use it in cooking as taking it raw is real dynamite at least for me.
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@UncleJoe (9937)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
16 Dec 15
I am susceptible to respiratory infection, so I take an expectorant (with lots of water), a couple times a week to keep my lungs clear. Fluids open the door for infection.
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@HazySue (21304)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@UncleJoe I never thought of doing this. I do drink a lot of water but I can see the wisdom in taking an expectorant a couple of times a week.
• United States
16 Dec 15
I used to many years ago but when I feel the first sign of congestion or a scratchy throat, it is green tea with lemon, honey and raw ginger/ garlic, then add Vitamin C to my supplements like Vitamin E I take regularly and spit everything I cough up so nothing reinfects my lungs
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@HazySue (21304)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@enlightenedpsych2 I have tried but I seem this year to be extra susceptible to whatever is going around.
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@GardenGerty (99194)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@HazySue Fresh raw pineapple will help clear you up and move the congestion out. The bromelain (enzyme) it contains dissolves the congestion.
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@HazySue (21304)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@GardenGerty I have never heard of this. I think I will have to try it. Thank you.
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• United States
15 Dec 15
Z pack never works for me, I need stronger anti-b's...maybe you do too.
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@nanette64 (17610)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 Dec 15
Just be careful though @AbbyGreenhill . Too many antibiotics aren't a good thing. The body becomes accustomed to them and then they no longer become effective.
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@HazySue (21304)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill I am thinking you are probably right.
@HazySue (21304)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@nanette64 I am taking the z pack plus getting an antibiotic shot each morning. This morning I had my third shot.
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@LadyDuck (157025)
• Switzerland
15 Dec 15
No, I have not recurrent respiratory infections, I am really sorry that you have this problem.
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@HazySue (21304)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Until this year I haven't had this problem. My respiratory infections have been few and far between.
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@LoriAMoore (4765)
• United States
15 Dec 15
I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope you get better. This darn weather keeps allergens in the air.
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@HazySue (21304)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@LoriAMoore I wonder if part of all of this is allergies. Thanks for the well wishing.
• Pamplona, Spain
17 Dec 15
Seems to be a lot of this kind of thing going around. Here its been tummy upsets but recurring one and head colds mainly that just donĀ“t seem to go away. Get better soon.
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@Ketage (57)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 Dec 15
Want to try some home remedies that works for me? Onion skin tea = Peel about a kilo of red onions, wash the skin carefully, boil about 3 liters of water, throw the onion skin into the water and boil until the water is dark pink. Then drink throughout the day, do this everyday for 3 to 4 days. Should help with the lung infection. (This is a supplement to your anti-biotics, not a replacement)
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Dec 15
That must be so tiring for you. I do hope the doctors are able to cure your condition before Christmas and preferably for good.
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@HazySue (21304)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@JudyEv it is tiring. I hate not feeling good during the holidays.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Dec 15
@HazySue It's such a waste of holidays, isn't it? Not feeling well.
@Blondie2222 (21759)
• United States
16 Dec 15
Well I hope with this new rounds of medicine and shot that it will clear up soon. Feel better
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@HazySue (21304)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@Blondie2222 I hope so too. Thanks
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
15 Dec 15
So sorry to read about this problem for you. I hope that the antibiotics work fast. I have pulmonary hypertension,
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@HazySue (21304)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@marlina me too, I think this is part of the reason I am having a hard time this year. I am sorry to hear about you having PAH also.