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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not the tube: The machine (respirator) attached to the breathing tube is set to the appropriate parameters to breathe for you. The oxygen or anesthetic gas goes thr ... Read More
Dr. Michael Wolfe
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: The breathing tube, called an endotracheal tube, goes through your mouth and into your windpipe (trachea). This allows doctors to breathe for you usi ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Soothing measures: To sooth the irritation from a breathing tube, try a mild cough suppressant to decrease the hacking cough that often accompanies the irritation. The m ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Breathing tube: After a surgery or some kind of procedure done under general anesthesia, the throat is commonly sore as a result of the endotracheal tube, the breathi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Creates a pathway: A breathing tube (endotracheal tube) is a tube that goes through your nose or mouth into the trachea. The outer part can then attach to an oxygen tan ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breathing tube: Is used to seal and protect your airway and lungs from stomach acid (which is why you have surgery on empty stomach!) as well as to deliver oxygen and ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Strange sensation: Its difficult to tell. You may have gastric reflux. I see you've had extensive GI studies. Why?. You are also on Methadone and may have inhaled airway ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Stay hydrated: Make sure you are drinking at least 60 oz of water daily. Using a humidifier or vaporizer may be helpful in adding some moisture to the air you are br ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can examine: Throat pain that was present before the surgery's anesthesia can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antib ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Himes
41 years experience Integrative Medicine
Sore throat after: It is possible that you have a sore throat after being intubated by the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist for your surgery. If this occurs, it usu ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
31 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes...but: Yes...But placing a tube in the trachea (windpipe) is very irritating and will make you cough like crazy without anesthesia.
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