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Can someone in cardiac arrest throw up while you are giving mouth to mouth?

Can someone in cardiac arrest throw up while you are giving mouth to mouth?

Yes but...: Currently the american heart association is recommending "hands only" CPR for cardiac arrest. That is no mouth to mouth. Giving mouth to mouth breathing does not improve outcomes ( while the chest compressions part of CPR does) the fear people may have about giving mouth to mouth breathing may prevent them from delivering needed help in a cardiac arrest. Consider learning the hands only cpr. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I keep coughing and I have a severe head cold with an avg. resting heart rate of 110. I am scared about cardiac arrest, should I go back to a doc?

I keep coughing and I have a severe head cold with an avg. resting heart rate of 110. I am scared about cardiac arrest, should I go back to a doc?

No worries: Young people can generally tolerate HR elevations like this for many days, especially if they are associated with medications like cough medicine or decongestants. ...Read more

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Can Intravenous Zofran for nausea/vomiting cause Cardiac arrest or ventricular arrhythmia? Is it safe for heart patients with ven. arrhythmia?

Can Intravenous Zofran for nausea/vomiting cause Cardiac arrest or ventricular arrhythmia? Is it safe for heart patients with ven. arrhythmia?

Zofran + arrhythmia: There are reports of arrhythmias associated with (which does not mean caused by) intravenous Zofran. Some reports have suggested the risk is higher for patients with abnormal hearts, and that is generally true for most other possibly proarrhythmic drugs. ...Read more

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Can years of alcohol and drug abuse result in a person's heart just giving out one day in a sudden cardiac arrest?

Can years of alcohol and drug abuse result in a person's heart just giving out one day in a sudden cardiac arrest?

Years of alcohol: abuse can lead to an alcoholic cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy can lead to ventricular arrhythmia. Ventricular arrhythmia can lead to sudden death. In short, Yes. ...Read more

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When a person goes into a cold sweat and wants throw-up is this a sign of a heart attack?

When a person goes into a cold sweat and wants throw-up is this a sign of a heart attack?

Nondiagnostic: Although these symptoms can be seen during a heart attack, they are nonspecific and can occur during other illnesses. A physician would take a thorough history and perform a physical exam,order appropriate tests and then make a diagnosis. If you're having these symptoms,it's important to call your physician for advice and evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be causing my back to hurt so bad I throw up and it sometimes feels like I am having a heart attack?

What could be causing my back to hurt so bad I throw up and it sometimes feels like I am having a heart attack?

Several bad things: While this certainly might just be musculoskeletal pain, it could also be more serious, such as an aortic dissection (which is life-threatening) or an actual heart attack. Kidney stone is possible, but your description implies pain higher in the back. Please get it checked out asap. This type of evaluation is exactly what emergency departments are for. ...Read more

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I throw up in my mouth after i eat sometimes, why?

I throw up in my mouth after i eat sometimes, why?

GERD: These are typical symptoms for acid reflux problems that can be serious and destructive to your health. Please consider being evaluated by ENT doc. ...Read more

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I have trouble with sharing food, utensils or things that have touched other people mouth. If i share i will feel sick and want to throw up.

I have trouble with sharing food, utensils or things that have touched other people mouth. If i share i will feel sick and want to throw up.

A phobia?: Eat with your hands, carry disposable utensils, cups, etc. with you, or bring your own along to restaurants/homes. Better to enjoy social interaction with behavior that raises a few eyebrows, then no interaction at all. ...Read more

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Sometimes I wake up and feel super clamy and uncomfortable and then my mouth starts to water a lot and I throw up white foamy stuff. Should I go to dr?

Sometimes I wake up and feel super clamy and uncomfortable and then my mouth starts to water a lot and I throw up white foamy stuff. Should I go to dr?

Hypoglycemia: Sounds a little like your blood sugar may be low after a long fast. Unless, of course you are pregnant! Try eating a small protein snack at bedtime and keeping something like a banana to eat if you wake up in the night or as soon as you get up in the morning to see if it is better. Follow with a good breakfast with lots of protein. If it continues, yes, you should see someone. ...Read more

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No appitite, mouth over waters when i make myself put any food in first bite, swalow anyway, feel like i could throw up, force the swalow . Why?

No appitite, mouth over waters when i make myself put any food in first bite, swalow anyway, feel like i could throw up, force the swalow . Why?

Must see Dr: These symptoms require a full check up. Plz see your doctor so that he/she can run a full work up for your peace of mind. You are 69 yrs old and live in denver so I am assuming you have medicare and insurance is not a barrier to seeking treatment. ...Read more

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Feel like i'm going to throw up but i don't and my mouth gets kind of dry. Should i go to the doctor?

Feel like i'm going to throw up but i don't and my mouth gets kind of dry. Should i go to the doctor?

Find symptom's cause: Nausea/vomiting may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary ; pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. See doc & treat cause. ...Read more

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I get nausua a lot and saliva gathera in my mouth fast and I get this wierd burnish throw up feeling is it normal?

I get nausua a lot and saliva gathera in my mouth fast and I get this wierd burnish throw up feeling is it normal?

Regurgutation: This sounds like a form of acid reflux. Try to avoid caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, soda, chocolate. Don't lie down after eating. A trial of an over the counter acid reduction medication for 2 weeks would be a good trial to look for improvement. Keep a dietary log before you see your doc. ...Read more

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For the past week I have been really nauseous but I don't throw up. Starting today, I have had an awful copper taste in my mouth. What could this be?

For the past week I have been really nauseous but I don't throw up. Starting today, I have had an awful copper taste in my mouth. What could this be?

Stomach flu : Stomach flu is a viral infection that affects the stomach and small intestine. The condition generally resolves without treatment within 3-4 days. If persists more than 2 weeks, see your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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How come my mouth makes burping sounds when I throw up?

How come my mouth makes burping sounds when I throw up?

What's a burp?: What's a burp but air that has refluxed up from the stomach? So when you vomit it's not just stomach acids that are coming up but air is going to escape with it - forcefully and violently. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I burp, I throw up in my mouth. Is that normal?

GERD is not normal: It is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder that can lead to inflammation of the esophagus. It can be relieved through diet and lifestyle changes. See your PCP for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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When i burp i sometimes throw up in my mouth.. Is this normal?

Frequency?: If it happens extremely rarely, pro baby nothing to be too concerned about. Mention it to your md/do nest time you go for a check-up. If it happens with relative frequency, can be gerd or other gastrointestinal problem. If more than very rare, call your md/do now to report it. ...Read more

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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more