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Are natural remedies for collapsed lung safe

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
Need to know cause: Briefly collapse lung can occur if bronchial tubes are blocked and the lung collapses since no air can get in. If the bronchial tube obstruction is s ... Read More
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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
36 years experience Travel Medicine
But not effective: "natural remedies" may be safe, but i doubt they are effective. Small collapsed lungs (pneumothorax) may respond with the safest of natural remedies, ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Could be: Are you having trouble breathing, if so you may have a recurrence of spontaneous pneumothorax. Visit your nearest emergency room and enroll in progra ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
May be: Depends on cause. If the cause was direct puncture of lung during procedure, then it will not happen again. If it was, say a bleb, it could happen aga ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: If due to the test and needles , it is unlikely to recur. Spontaneous pneumo does have a significant spontaneous recurrence rate.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Depends: Depending upon cause, pt may need chest physiotherapy, bronchoscopy or chest tube.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
Open lungs up: Atelectasis of lung means there is no air iin a portion of lung. This occurs if a branch of the bronchi leading to that part of the lung is blocked b ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Need repeat Xray: Stale tasks should clear over time. That will show on a repeat X-ray after one month
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Not for 6-8 weeks: It usually takes 6-8 weeks for lung to heal itself especially if the collapsed lung was caused by an air leak in the chest (pneumothorax). In this cas ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not usual: Alcohol does not generally have direct impact on pneumothorax per se. However, over all care may be impacted. If your pneumothorax is being treated, ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt/workup add: There are several possible conditions that can cause these radiographic and clinical findings. I would suggest a virtual appointment. The radiograph c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
34 years experience Trauma Surgery
Great Question: And I have a better answer: unlike the american bison, most mammals have two separate pleural or lung cavities. If one lung collapses, the problem doe ... Read More
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