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Can Tobi Treatments Be Inhaled Through The Nose
Can you explain to me how inhaled air may be altered as it passes through the nasal passages and pharynx?
Nose: great question. The nose warms and humidifies the air, less so when you open your mouth to breathe ...Read more
Congestion: Vicks inhalers are very temporary relief of upper airway or nasal congestion. They are not intended for the lungs and can cause harm through irritation from the ingredients in vicks. If you have been using Vicks for years please see a doctor for a chest XRAY to make sure there is no sign of irritation. ...Read more
Why are nasal steroid sprays not systemic? Isn't the nose filled with mucous membranes that would absorb the steroid into the bloodstream?
Are quick relieve asthma inhalers only by prescription? and can they be used with corticosteroid nasal sprays?
Is inflammation of the nasal septum lining treated with medication or will saline rinses be the best?
Nasal sprays: Inflammation of the nasal mucosa or lining is best treated with a topical nasal steroid spray like flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. These nasal steroid sprays take some time (months) to work and should be used every day, not just for a week or two. Additionally, nasal saline sprays will help by keeping the nasal lining moist because dryness can cause more inflammation. Think about a humidifier at night. ...Read more
Can head fungus and toenail fungus be airborne? Meaning, can I get it through the air? Can these fungi even be in the air or airborne?
No: If a person has had a brain abscess and the underlying cause isn't clear (iv drug abuse, heart infection, cystic fibrosis, tetralogy, etc.), look for osler-weber-rendu and for an atrial septal defect. These two allow systemic venous blood to bypass the lungs where bacteria-laden microparticles are often removed. ...Read more
Can albuterol via breathing treatment and a proair inhaler cause thrush of the mouth if used a lot? Major anxiety i read meds and HIV can cause it
Are all ID's,Toxins,Pathogens in the brain tissue or lung tissue detectable through blood work if smoked or inhaled via nose and/or mouth?
No, of course not: Modern doctors are good, but they're not THAT good. In reality, there are many potential infections or toxins that have yet to be studied and thus are unknown to modern medicine at this time. ...Read more
Can a virus or bacteria get into the body through the ears? Or is it only the eyes, mouth, and nose?
Infections: Different viruses & bacteria enter our bodies thru different pathways. In addition to what you've noted, don't forget sexually transmitted diseases eg genitals as another source of entry. To specifically answer your question, yes, bacteria can cause an infection of the outer ear aka swimmer's ear. Best way to avoid infections is to wash your hands. And get your vaccination status updated. ...Read more
Is there any possibility that ingredients of nasal sprays go into the eyes and cause problem? Like when eye drops drain into nose and throat?
Eye/nose connection: Eye drops drain with gravity down the lacrimal ducts into the nose. Ear drops thru Eustachian tubes also drain with gravity into the nose. Nasal drops and aerosols can't work up into the eye (or ear) against gravity like your home plumbing - it's one way. However, a bone defect between nose and orbit (like from fracture or surgery) can cause air or medication from nose into orbit around eye. ...Read more
Is there a procedure that can help collapsed nasal valves? Without wearing nasal strips i can't breath through my nose properly. What's the name?
Yes: Be examined by ent? Hypertrophic turbinates or inflamed tissues can be obstructive. Old nasal fractures and deviated septum are possible. So can growths, polyps, cancers, so be examined and treated for whatever! i do not know of collapsed nasal valves? ...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
My friend uses medicine syringes as douches. Filling them with water and spraying into vagina. Can't this be dangerous as air could enter ?
Douching: Is not necessary and could actually cause irritation. Take care! ...Read more
Can IV antibiotics & IV saline be given simultaneously If so what is the system called Do 2 tubes from 2 bags go into a single tube going to a canulla?
Yes: Yes, fluids and antibiotics can be given together, though there are some compatibility issues with certain medications. Your physician may choose to put the fluids through one line (maybe the left arm) and the antibiotic through another (maybe the right arm), or may choose to use a Y-connector to allow both to flow through a single IV catheter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a type of insect that enters your sinus area via ears and nose and burrows there? They can sometimes perforate your sinus too.
Insect in sinus area: I am sorry to hear that you swallowed a 'stink bug' 4-5 weeks ago and that now you feel as though it is still inside your nose moving around. I have taken many foreign bodies out of ears, noses, and airways, but never a stink bug. I am happy to give you some of my initial thoughts, but ultimately I am going to recommend that you make an appointment with an ENT or Ear Nose Throat physician to get evaluated. They will be able to take more of a history, examine you, and perform a flexible nasolaryngoscopy. This is an in office procedure where they pass a small fiberoptic scope through your nose to evaluate your nasal cavities, nasopharynx, pharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx (voice box). These are all of the cavities from nose to your voice box. If there is a foreign body present (such as a bug), they will be able to see it. I don't want to discredit your thoughts and feelings, but I doubt that there is a bug present in your nose anymore. I don't doubt that there may have been initially, but it is highly unlikely that it would have stayed in there for 4-5 weeks. It is more likely that you had a bug fly in there initially, and it irritated the mucosa (lining within your nose), and then even after the bug is gone, the lining may be continually irritated. Nonetheless the ENT will be able to examine you and tell you for sure if there is any foreign body present. Best of luck. ...Read more
Yes: Rhinoplasty can be used to reshape all aspects of the nasal appearance. Your rhinoplasty surgeon can help explain what you can expect. Changing the shape of the nasal bones will require osteotomies, which is a controlled fracture of the bones. This is more likely cause bruising in the post operative period, but can help reshape even severely deviated noses. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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