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Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you?

Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you?

Yes: The breathing tube, called an endotracheal tube, goes through your mouth and into your windpipe (trachea). This allows doctors to breathe for you using a ventilator that uses positive pressure to get air into your lungs. You can also get anesthetic gases to help you you asleep. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you? What does it do exactly?

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 tank, a ventilator, etc. The breathing tube is merely a conduit to deliver and remover oxygen and carbon dioxide respectively. ...Read more

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Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you? Is this an awkward feeling?

Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you? Is this an awkward feeling?

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 remove co2. The endotracheal tube or laryngeal mask also allow monitoring of gas levels and core temp. Anesthetist or anesthesiologist (or more commonly for longer cases ventilator machine) actually deliver the puff of inspired air; tube is the path. ...Read more

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How long will my throat hurt after getting a breathing tube taken out?

How long will my throat hurt after getting a breathing tube taken out?

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 breathing tube used to protect your airway. Most people will have a scratchy throat for a few days up to a few weeks. If sore throat lasts longer than that, you should have someone take a look to make sure you don't have a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Ways to heal a sore throat from a breathing tube?

Ways to heal a sore throat from a breathing tube?

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 more you cough, the more you irritate the windpipe. ...Read more

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I know that this sounds kinda funny but, I've had this feeling in my throat that goes to my end of my rib cage, like a breathing tube.

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 irritants in the past. Your medical history is likely much more complicated than you report and your symptom too vague to properly describe let alone diagnose. If you are having difficulty breathing, please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Had septoplasty done yesterday but throat is killing me from breathing tube and constantly being dry from mouth breathing. Any suggestions?

Had septoplasty done yesterday but throat is killing me from breathing tube and constantly being dry from mouth breathing. Any suggestions?

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 breathing. Lozenges and salt water gargles can ease the throat pain. I hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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Had op for my sinuses 3 weeks ago since then I've had a constant sore throat hurts to swallow, could the breathing tube scratched my throat?

Had op for my sinuses 3 weeks ago since then I've had a constant sore throat hurts to swallow, could the breathing tube scratched my throat?

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 usually only last a few days. I would go back to your surgeon and have them take a look at your throat ASAP. ...Read more

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Will the person be awake with an endotracheal tube in his throat?

Will the person be awake with an endotracheal tube in his throat?

No: In most cases, the tube goes in after you are asleep and comes out as you are waking up. If there is a reason for an awake intubation or prolonged intubation after surgery, your anesthesiologist should discuss it with you ahead of time. ...Read more

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Is it normal to wake up from surgery with a breathing tubes own your throat? I have had other surgeries where I did not wake up with a breathing tube?

Is it normal to wake up from surgery with a breathing tubes own your throat? I have had other surgeries where I did not wake up with a breathing tube?

Yes: If you were only lightly anesthetized you may have awakened a bit before the anesthesiologist was comfortable removing the tube. It is very common for people to have a breathing tube while they are awake. The breathing tube is there for your safety. ...Read more

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Tell me the difference between the plastic thing they put in your nose, an oxygen mask, and a breathing tube?

Tell me the difference between the plastic thing they put in your nose, an oxygen mask, and a breathing tube?

Levels of help: Each can be used to give a person oxygen. The prongs in the nose are nasal cannula, the mask delivers a higher concentration or oxygen and the breathing tube does the highest. That last intervention, called intubation, is also a way to completely breathe for a person. The intensity of the patient's need determines which is appropriate for a given case. ...Read more

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Could being on a breathing tube for a month cause damage to your breathing?

Could being on a breathing tube for a month cause damage to your breathing?

Mech. Ventilation: When you require mechanical ventilation to assist with breathing for a prolonged periods of time, there are clearly compromises in your pulmonary function. Some say that these compromises are irreversible based on past medical history. After prolonged ventilation, it is recommended to increased ability to exercise (rehab) as soon as possible. Unfortunately, some patients don't return to baseline. ...Read more

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Why has my uvula turned white after it had been black from being bruised caused by a breathing tube? Is it healing?

Why has my uvula turned white after it had been black from being bruised caused by a breathing tube? Is it healing?

ENT: Please see ENT for evaluation. It may be that your uvula is healing much as a black eye will and your immune system has eaten away the hemosiderin from the bruising and left a yellowish tinge you are seeing with a light shining on your uvula. If it is turning white you need to be seen ASAP Good luck. ...Read more

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If someone is brain dead and on a breathing tube why would they perform dialysis on their kidney?

If someone is brain dead and on a breathing tube why would they perform dialysis on their kidney?

Brain death: If a patient is declared brain dead, there is no use for hemodialysis. Hospitals usually stop all therapeutic procedures on such patients along with having the patients have their breathing tubes removed. ...Read more

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Can you be awake when thay put in a breathing tube?

Yes...but: Yes...But placing a tube in the trachea (windpipe) is very irritating and will make you cough like crazy without anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is a catheter inserted during a d and c? Also, if it is done under ga do they put in a breathing tube?

Is a catheter inserted during a d and c? Also, if it is done under ga do they put in a breathing tube?

See below: A urinary catheter is frequently briefly placed but not left in during the procedure or in the recovery room. Ga can be done either with a breathing tube or a laryngeal mask. ...Read more

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My 23 yr old daughter was found yesterday unresponsive. Emts gave her propofol and inserted a breathing tube. Tox screen came up negative.?

My 23 yr old daughter was found yesterday unresponsive. Emts gave her propofol and inserted a breathing tube. Tox screen came up negative.?

Long list: Sorry, but this forum is too broad for such a discussion. While toxic ingestion is possible, other metabolic, cardiac, neurologic, and possibly other organ system etiology is possible. Further testing and evaluation will give you a better answer. ...Read more

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Subsequent to inserting breathing tube patient has no breath sounds in left lung what could have happened?

Subsequent to inserting breathing tube patient has no breath sounds in left lung what could have happened?

Taking a test?: No breath sounds on the left after placing an endotracheal tube usually means the tube is in too far and is only aerating the right lung. Simple fix, pull the tube back. ...Read more

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Can using a breathing tube for a month damage my ability to breathe for myself?

Can using a breathing tube for a month damage my ability to breathe for myself?

Not really: If you are medically paralyzed, your breathing muscles (mostly the diaphragm) will be weakened. However, most patients are not completely paralyzed for that amount of time and you will be using your normal muscles to breathe. When the tube comes out after a month, you may feel a little weak but you should be able to breathe. The ICU will also help you get stronger before they take the tube out. ...Read more

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Had endoscopy when presented to hosp after projectile vomiting blood. Breathing tube was used. I am still hoarse after 7 wks. How long does this last?

Had endoscopy when presented to hosp after projectile vomiting blood. Breathing tube was used. I am still hoarse after 7 wks. How long does this last?

See your doctor.: I would think that any hoarseness that was present from intubation at that time should be improving by now. I would talk to your gastroenterologist or your regular doctor to check on it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

Depends: People can have a slightly hoarse voice and a sore throat after intubation, this will resolve and should get better in a couple of days. However, if there is complete loss of voice (or very hoarse), or if it is taking longer-this is not typical and could be a sign of a problem. Uncommonly, the arytenoid cartilage can be dislocated. Don't delay if one is still very hoarse after a couple of days. ...Read more

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Airway dilation, what's the chance of needing a trach? Now has leak around her breathing tube. 24wk 6 day preemie girl. 1lb 6.2oz @birth 3lb 9.4 oz

Airway dilation, what's the chance of needing a trach? Now has leak around her breathing tube. 24wk 6 day preemie girl. 1lb 6.2oz @birth 3lb 9.4 oz

Air leak: Some degree of air leak is OK so long as there is adequate ventilation. It is preferable not to do a tracheostomy because very small size of baby. The neonatologist can elect to change to bigger size tube if ventilation becomes ineffective. ...Read more

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Does a cpap breathing machine keep your throat airway open?

Does a cpap breathing machine keep your throat airway open?

Yes -that's the idea: Continuous positive airway pressure (cpap), in theory, acts like an "air splint" - keeping the soft, floppy part of the airway open when you inhale. The upper airway is like a floppy tube. If you inhale on one end, the tube will collapse. CPAP helps prevent this. The pressure, however, needs to be adjusted for each individual as the requirements vary from person to person. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more