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Doctor insights on: Bronchomalacia In Adults

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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...?

See below: There aren't a lot of options. If you smoke, stop smoking. Then, I would look at a tertiary care center than has interventional pulmonology. You might be a candidate for a dynamic Y stent. Then, if this helps, you can be evaluated by a cardiothoracic surgeon for possible a surgical fix. If these aren't options, you may need a tracheostomy depending on the degree of symptoms you have. ...Read more

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Could an adult have pandas?

Could an adult have pandas?

No.: Pandas is an acronym which stands for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disease associated with streptococcal disease. No. By definition, pandas is a pediatric disorder. It is possible that adolescents and adults may have immune mediated ocd, but this is not known. The research studies at the nimh are restricted to children. ...Read more

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Images of thrust is an adult?

Images of thrust is an adult?

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What are the biggest health risks facing adults?

What are the biggest health risks facing adults?

Health risks adults: Health risks for adults in the US include: Heart disease, Cancer, Chronic respiratory diseases, accidents, strokes, diabetes, suicide, dementia, influenza & pneumonia. ...Read more

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Do adults get croup?

Do adults get croup?

Yes: Adults can become infected with same virus that caused their child’s croup. However, adults and older children have larger airways, and illness is usually mild and can seem more like a cold. ...Read more

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Is milk bad for adults?

Is milk bad for adults?

Not necessarily: If you can drink milk without problems, you can drink it. You may want to select low-/non-fat milk. If you have lactose intolerance like many of us, you may want to avoid it or drink either lactose- free or soy milk. There are varying degrees of lactose intolerance. As we get older we make less and less lactase, an enzyme that breaks down lactose in milk. Many adults get gas and bloating with mil. ...Read more

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How is adult cml treated?

How is adult cml treated?

Targeted therapy: The current treatment uses drugs call kinase inhibitors that shuts off the oncogene that is believed to cause cml. This oncogene, known as bcr/abl is caused by an exchange of genetic material at the chromosomal level. ...Read more

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Does adult teething exist?

Does adult teething exist?

Not exacltly: We do not think of teething in adults however in late teen years or college years the wisdom teeth may erupt and can be painful similar to primary teeth erupting. ...Read more

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Pediasure okay for adults?

Pediasure okay for adults?

I suppose: Pediasure is a dietary supplement that is designed to meet some of the nutrition need of growing kids. An adult could gain some benefit from its use, but would get similar benefit from less expensive products like Carnation Breakfast Essentials if a shake like drink is desired. I prefer a good steak balanced with a few sides, but that's just me. ...Read more

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When will adult croup stop?

When will adult croup stop?

Adult croup: Croup is by definition hoarseness, stridor (the sound of air moving through an obstruction), and hoarseness. Generally croup is an illness of childhood. There is one fixed area in the airway called the subglottis. Kids get croup because this area is small and when is swells in reponse to inflammation/infection, the area becomes more narrow. If you have a persisent barky cough, see a physician. ...Read more

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Can adults catches roseola?

Yes: When saying "catch", you would need to be more specific. As far as being a carrier, yes, they can, unless they had as a child. As far as having symptoms of it, much less likely, as it is common in children and adults have probably had it even if it was not diagnosed as such. ...Read more

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Is milk healthy for adults?

Is milk healthy for adults?

Yes: Milk is healthy for children, as well as adults, as it is rich in calcium and vitamin d. There are different options from a fat content standpoint so adults have a choice between non-fat, 1%, 2% or full fat. Young children should only be given full fat milk as their developing brain needs the fat. Consult with your doctor if you have questions. ...Read more

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Is strep worse as an adult?

Is strep worse as an adult?

Not Nessisarily: Strep throat can have a wide spectrum of severity in symptoms. Ibuprofen, salt water gargles and fluids help alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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Is pedialyte good for adults?

Is pedialyte good for adults?

Pedialyte: Adults?: Yes. I have a lot of patients who when they were sick chose this product to help they stay hydrated...There are even some products that try to play on this for adults. ...Read more

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Can adults get appendicitis?

Can adults get appendicitis?

Yes: Anyone with an appendix can get acute appendicitis. The incidence of appendicitis is higher in certain age groups, but affects people over a wide spectrum of ages. I have done appendectomies in 7 year olds and 87 year olds. ...Read more

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What causes stroke in adults?

What causes stroke in adults?

Etiology of stroke: Ischemic
hemorrhagic

thromboembolic
atherosclerotic

reversible
non-reversible

hypertension
high cholesterol
diabetes
smoking
irregular heart rhythm
thickening of blood
sleep apnea
age
family history
drugs. ...Read more

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Is there pedialyte for adults?

Is there pedialyte for adults?

For all ages, but: Pedialyte is a rehydration solution that is balanced to the specific needs of infants and children but can be used by all. However, the average adult with a bit of vomiting & diarrhea can get similar benefit by diluting gateraid half/half with water. The adult system has more resilience in such a setting. Things like apple sauce, jello and old fashion chicken soup can also be beneficial. ...Read more

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How long should adults nap for?

How long should adults nap for?

Napping: Napping often isn't necessary for an adult. ...Read more

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Are adult growing pains normal?

Are adult growing pains normal?

No: "growing pains" is a misnomer since it is not caused by growing--it is a benign non-inflammatory, non-injury-related musculoskeletal pain that affects children. You can get non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain as an adult but it's never referred to as growing pains. Joint hypermobility syndrome is a major cause of benign joint pain in kids and is likely present in adults also. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dosage of sorbiline for adults?

Sorbiline: This is a liquid - dose is 2 teaspoons with breakfast or dinner per day. ...Read more

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Can an adult have neuroblastoma?

Can an adult have neuroblastoma?

Rare; but yes...: Neuroblastoma is usually in children; and the most common cancer in infants...But unfortunately (and rarely) it can occur in adults, too. ...Read more

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Could adults have brachycephaly?

Could adults have brachycephaly?

Brachycephaly: Brachycephaly is technically a disorder for childhood where the child is born with fusion of both coronal sutures giving a prominent forehead. I have not seen an adult develop brachycephaly develop de novo unless hydrocephalus was involved. ...Read more

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Is there a pedialyte for adults?

Sort of.: The oral rehydration solution is the same, but adults need it less often - usually for sports dehydration or very severe colitis such as cholera. ...Read more