Is Left Chest Pain Related To Wet Lung As A Child?
morning, I want to ask first when I was a child I had a wet lung disease as far as I was cured but why at the end of this’ my left chest often hurts huh has something to do with the wet lung?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The term wet lung, in the medical world is actually pneumonia, or pneumonia. This condition is called a wet lung because when someone experiences pneumonia, there will be inflammation in the lungs that makes the air sacs contained therein filled with fluid or pus, so it is said to be wet. For the symptoms themselves can be shortness of breath, coughing, fever, also chills.
The mechanism is actually quite simple, namely the patient is infected by bacteria, viruses, fungi or mycoplasms that cause pneumonia, then the agent that causes the disease attacks the lungs. The body's immune system, which functions to defeat infection, congregates in the lung area and one of its effects is a buildup of fluid or pus. Vulnerable groups of people (infants, young children, the elderly, smokers, and people with low immune systems) are more susceptible to this disease.
Regarding your condition, if it has passed far from the last time you had pneumonia, your condition should now not be related to your history. You could get wet lung again, but it has nothing to do with a history of similar diseases that you experienced as a child. Aside from pneumonia, the condition you are experiencing can also be caused by pleurisy or pleurisy, blood vessel abnormalities, heart disease, and stomach acid disease.
With so many possibilities, we suggest that you consult a lung doctor or internist for further examination. Thus, misunderstandings can be avoided and the handling provided can be more appropriate. Your doctor may request an x-ray and a laboratory check to determine the diagnosis.
Meanwhile, no need to worry too much, avoid cigarette smoke, dust and pollution, multiply the consumption of warm water, if coughing, consumption of cough medicines that are sold freely by reading the rules of use listed, and immediately check yourself. So, hopefully answering your question.