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My baby brother has bronchomalacia. How can we treat his coughing?

My baby brother has bronchomalacia. How can we treat his coughing?

Mgt: The airway continues to grow, and maximizing nutrition is part of the management. If the airway function improves with a bronchodilator this can be helpful. In addition, preventing infections is important. Further management and review of records can be obtained via an inbox consult with Healthtap. ...Read more

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Can being overweight cause distal bronchomalacia ?

Can being overweight cause distal bronchomalacia ?

Acquired causes: Usually acquired causes of tracheobronchomalacia include compression of structures by goiter, vessel, cyst, abscess. Recurrent infection, emphysema, and certain types of trauma can also do it. With being overweight, especially when lying down the resulting symptoms could be the same, but i'm not exactly sure it causes the symptoms in the same exact way. ...Read more

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Are tracheomalacia & bronchomalacia the same thing? Or are they different?

Are tracheomalacia & bronchomalacia the same thing? Or are they different?

No: Tracheomalacia: Flaccidity of the tracheal walls secondary to defective cartilaginous rings. Bronchomalacia: Flaccidity of the bronchial wall secondary ot defective cartilageinous ring These conditions can be primary, that is the cartilage is lacking or secondary due to compression on the cartilage. They are often together. ...Read more

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Is this serious? My baby's on ventilator developed condition called bronchial malasia/bronchomalacia. What is this?

Is this serious? My baby's on ventilator developed condition called bronchial malasia/bronchomalacia. What is this?

Depends: Bronchomalacia may result from an underdevelopment or weakening of the airway wall. The airway then collapses more easily and can cause respiratory symptoms. As the baby grows, the lung will grow and help to minimize the effect of this part of the airway on breathing. PRMG/Peds fax ?s to: 858 259 9689 ...Read more

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I was diagnosis by bronchoscopy with trachobronchomalacia and distal bronchomalacia. What if any are my best tx options. I'm 35...?

I was diagnosis by bronchoscopy with trachobronchomalacia and distal bronchomalacia. What if any are my best tx options. I'm 35...?

Tracheobronchomalaci: Tracheobronchomalacia: airway walls are weak and collapses during breathing or coughing. It can develop as a result of an underlying medical condition such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis, lupus etc, treatment depends on exact location and the extent of the disease. Options are tracheobronchial airway stent, tracheobronchoplasty, tracheal resection etc. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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