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Can A Baby Burst Its Lungs Through Crying From Circumcision
I've witnessed a mother sucking out the snot from their babies plugged nose. is this a safe practice?
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Clarify question: Do you mean that she is congested, or that she had a study ( CT scan or MRI ) that showed " fluid in the sinus" (infants really don't have much in the way of sinuses anyway)? If congested for less than ten days, it is most likely just a cold, and there is nothing to do other than saline & suction nose if difficulty feeding ( too much can irritate). If other symptoms, she should see her doctor. ...Read more
Hi its hard to breathe from nose and while eating airways block. Im 45 yrs old don't smoke. What could this be the dr check oxygen from finger its 99%?
As you note - sinus: Sinus is the likely culprit. Fortunately you are getting an excellent level of oxygen. Also, good for you that you don't smoke. Again - your already known sinus condition is the probable cause and allergies definitely make it worse yet. Successful treatment for that is not always possible, but you might get opinions. Good luck with a resolution. Breath meditation, accupuncture or yoga may help. ...Read more
Scar tissue of the brain will it do any harm scar tissue from hemmroging when a infant now 8 years old is it going to affect her in any way
Injuries : Injuries to the brain can produce a permanent scar. Sometimes a scar is big enough to be seen on an MRI or ct. The possibility of complications, and the type of complications, arising from a brain injury depend on the size and location of the injury and other factors. Potential complications could include loss of function of a limb, impairment of a special sense (like vision), impairment of intellect or ability, seizures, and other problems. Sometimes scars cause no perceptible problems. ...Read more
Had toddlers birthdy party last night.Had helium balloons.Im 12wks preg.If helium naturally escapes from balloons while in the house can it harm baby?
How fast should a newborn breath, my daughter seems to be breathing fast esp when sleeping and pulling to breath born w fluid in lungs (resolved) she's 1week?
Periodic breathing: Newborns breath fast...Around 40-50 x a minute. They also have a cycle of breathing called periodic breathing where they breathe very fast then slow it down and can have an interval of up to 10-15 seconds of "holding their breath" then it starts over. As long as she is pink and eating well and in no distress she is fine. If worried at all see your pediatrician..Reassurance is very helpful. ...Read more
I'm 26 weeks pregnant and almagam filling has broke off and I have swallowed it will my baby b ok or will it pass through placenta to baby cause harm?
Please consult with: Your dentist as he is the expert for that , but probably it just pass through the GI tract and u will expel it in the stool but the dentist would know more than any OB when it comes to this. ...Read more
Breathed in (through mouth) before blowing nose and breathed in the tissue "dust" - can that be harmful to me or baby (35 weeks pregnant)?
It might: Be irritating to your throat or lings if you are sensitive, but i doubt that, and there is no concern whatsoever for your baby. The only things that can reach your baby are things that enter your bllodstream, such as medications or harmful vapors. ...Read more
A vacume was used on my newborn baby during natural delivery. This has left a small pocket of fluid between the scull and skin how long to disappear?
I'm a healthcare worker and my snot dripped into my babies mouth. If MRSA were to be living I my nose what will happen to the baby? She's 7 weeks.
Digestion is great: Chances are the enzymes in babies saliva will begin neutralizing the material and it will be destroyed by acid when it gets to the stomach. MRSA doesn't survive the transit into the distal GI tract. I would be more concerned if you dripped it into her nose. Plan to modify your practices when dealing with baby.Wash hands well and ware a mask if you think you might carry something home from work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Spiers i'm a shallow breather with minor dysarthria due to sids after birth . Will breathing be harder for me during pregnancy as baby gets bigger
If a boy pinch the other boys nose while fighting and twisted it as hard as he could.The nose bleeds.Will the boy nose recover 100 percent on its own?
Maybe: Nasal trauma can be complicated by a blood pocket that forms beneath the skin covering the thin bone running down the middle of the nose. This blood pocket can become infected and lead to serious problems.A healthcare provider can examine the inside of the nose for this problem. If it has not formed, other likely problems are minor and should heal.The nose could also be broken. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 16mnth old has a serious cold. Its resulting in a blocked nose at night to the extent that he cannot sleep properly. Can i use celestamine?
They don't: The lungs never inflate in the womb. They are at rest & compact like a dry sponge before it absorbs water. At birth the baby gasps forcefully, filling the lungs with air & it begins doing the work of gaining oxygen. The placenta, which did the work before can be clamped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My breast shot milk straight up my babies nose when she pulled away during feeding. Could this introduce bacteria into her brain or harm her in anyway?
He has gets a painful visible air bubble in his lower left pelvis. He can deflate it by pushing on it 10 times a day.Sounds like a fart inside of him.
My oxygen dependant ex prem baby starts with snotty nose which then totally blocks, so that the oxygen can't get throygh but its not visible ?
Saline and suction: Saline nose drops and suctioning help to clear the mucus; you can do this whenever needed. If you do use a humidifier, it needs to be scrubbed out thoroughly daily so it won't put mold and mildew into the air. Dr. Ferguson's suggestion about trimming the nasal prongs slightly is a good one, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need flu shot but had to wait due to illness. Will breathing through my scarf protect me from airborn droplets @the drs? Also heard putting ointment in nostrils can help?
See answer : A scarf or face mask will provide some protection, but it is not clear how much. Unlikely to block the penetration of small virus particles but likely helpful in reducing contact or viral load from coughing and sneezing-related sprays and splashes. Most effective prevention is minimizing contact with others, frequent hand-washing and avoiding touching your face, nose, eyes with hands and fingers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 month baby had been crying non stop for an hour, i decided to give her tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain (after an hour of crying) then she stop breathing chest sunk in and she was un responsive for two mins, should I observe her or er?
ER_NOW!!!!!!!!!: Er now!>call 911 to be safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
You're kidding right: I've heard some interesting myths proposed by the anti-circumcision crowd, but this one is bizarre. The effect on infants does cause diminished activity and feeding aggressiveness for a few hours before it reverts to normal.There are no other behavioral effects of note.There is no evidence to support the myth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Son does not want to pass urine after circumcision. It's been almost 6 hours. He has been crying hysterically. ?
Short/long term: Sometimes you can get these kids to relax & go by applying a moist heat over the lower abdomen (wet towel) surrounding the structure. This can relax the pelvic muscles so they can go. If this doesn't help contact his doc. Sometimes a thin tube must be passed into the bladder to allow it to empty. ...Read more
Lately, i just burst out crying for things that don't often cry too. Why do I cry for dumb things?
Sadness: You are probably crying over 'dumb' things because you have suppressed sadness in relation to some more important situation or person in your life. Try to uncover what you are truly sad about, confide in a close friend. Watch the free video on the value on sadness on the soundmindz.Org website for more insight. Best. ...Read more
I was out with friends today and suddenly i burst out of crying without any reason, i really don't know what wrong/felt so confused/what's wrong?
Confusion!?: Many things can be happening: sleep issues, less sleep causes confusion, tearing confusion and extreme mood swings, possibly panic especially if you are taking too much coffee. Hormonal changes at your age are a possible culprit too get your thyroid checked. Psychological reasons can also present this way especially anxiety disorders. It won't hurt to get a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Need an urgent exam: You need to seek immediate medical attention for diagnosis and treatment , something this Q & A box is not designed to do. ...Read more
What might cause crying after sex? Sometimes (not a common thing) after i climax, i burst into tears. Why?
Normal: An orgasm is a release of heightened sexual arousal. It is both physiological and emotional. Individuals sometimes scream out as if in great pain. Others might giggle. You and others sometimes burst into tears. All of these types of responses to the emotional aspects of sexual release are considered normal. ...Read more
Ive been having a lows for the past weeks, i burst out crying every now and then, i lose focus and forget things regularly, everytime i think about my problems i shut and cry and medicate. i feel lonely and rejected most of the time and that nobody ?
Please: Your problem is out of my field of expertise, but it is obvious that you are in pain and are in need caring intervention. Your symptoms may be from a chemical imbalance, mental health issues, or both. Your primary care physician should be able to refer you to the appropriate metal health professional. Help is just a phone call away. ...Read more
When I'm anxious, angry, sad, and especially when I'm crying.. It's very hard to breath. I can't talk and my lungs feel like they're full of rocks?
I don't know if i'm having bipolar disorders not not but i'm acting very strange last 3 weeks/burst out of crying then just laugh hilariously, too bad?
Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar disorder needs to be diagnosed by a very experienced mental health professional as it is a term loosely used in our current culture. Schedule a consultation so you can ease your mind with a professional who can help you understand the cause of your distress and help you cope more effectively. Ask your doctor for a referral. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Hemoptysis or coughing up blood from the lungs has several causes. Blood tinged sputum can happen from repeated, forceful coughing. Coughing up more than a tablespoon of blood usually comes from either a lung infection or cancer eroding into the lung blood vessels, a vascularized tumor in an airway or because of very high blood pressures in the lung (pulmonary hypertension) seen in mitral regurg. ...Read more
Very strange weird mood, i suddenly burst out of crying and then find it really hard to breathe and this happened for 5 times this week, what's wrong!
A can of freon burst in my husbands shed when I realized I covered my mouth and threw the can out the door and left shed should my lungs be fine?
Caution!: Mild exposure to freon is generally harmless. However, if you have any symptoms of poisoning such as irritation of the eyes, ears, and throat, nausea, headache, vomiting, cough, chemical burn to your skin, dizziness or frostbite, vomiting, seizures, poor mental status, or difficulty breathing stay in fresh air and call 911 or the National Poison Control Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more
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