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Can Using A Breathing Tube For A Month Damage My Ability To Breathe For Myself
Not really: If you are medically paralyzed, your breathing muscles (mostly the diaphragm) will be weakened. However, most patients are not completely paralyzed for that amount of time and you will be using your normal muscles to breathe. When the tube comes out after a month, you may feel a little weak but you should be able to breathe. The ICU will also help you get stronger before they take the tube out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 8 weeks and struggle with a block nose, I use sterimar to unblock it what can I use for the weez in his breathing. Could this be a cold.
Little noses: Irritants like perfume ; dust can make the nose swell inside ; the mucous they make may rattle. As the swelling increases the work of breathing increases ; breathing becomes more noticeable. If babies activity or feeding is pretty normal, simple nasal wash out with saline can improve things. If babies activity changes ; they seem fussy, tired or not interested in feeding, it's time for a visit. ...Read more
Mech. Ventilation: When you require mechanical ventilation to assist with breathing for a prolonged periods of time, there are clearly compromises in your pulmonary function. Some say that these compromises are irreversible based on past medical history. After prolonged ventilation, it is recommended to increased ability to exercise (rehab) as soon as possible. Unfortunately, some patients don't return to baseline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define air capacity: If by air capacity, you mean your lungs vital capacity, then no. Your vital capacity is dictated by your anatomy (it's a function of your age and height). But if you're referring to your vo2max (maximal aerobic capacity) then yes, since this is a measure of oxygen use and indirectly, physical fitness. ...Read more
My 1yr old got tubes 36 hours ago. He keeps crying and pulling at his ears. Does it take a while for them to heal and to get used to the tubes?
Yes: It can take a couple of days. If he is still unhappy after three days then all the ENT who did it and discuss with them. ...Read more
When an infants nose is blocked with a bit of mucus how can I remove it to help her breath easy???
How many times a day can I use a Netty pot? Can my husband and I pass the cold back and forth? Which would be better a humidifier or vaporizer?
R u titrating O2: Nbrh rt (deb) asking -r u using 50psi air compressor with a separate o2 source - if so squat down look at flow meter make sure it is < 1l, check pulse 02 is normal per rx (>90%). ...Read more
I'm born with spina bifida. Will I ever be able to get a strong pelvic muscle from working it or is it impossible? Started using a machine for it
Depends: It depends in large part on the level and severity of your specific case. If there is neurological supply going to the muscle to allow it to function, then training can absolutely be if benefit to improve strength and function. If that muscle group has no neuro supply, the effect of a conditioning or strengthening program on it may be minimal. ...Read more
I've been using Afrin for over 8 years just at night to help me sleep, is it possible to for my nasal turbinates to heal after so long?
Chronic Rhinitis: It is possible that your turbinates could regain their natural ability to constrict without Afrin, if you can stop using it for several months. Often combinations of oral and nasal steroids are used to wean you off the Afrin. However, many people ultimately need some type of turbinate reduction procedure to reduce the chronically congested turbinates. You should see an otolaryngologist for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had conscious sedation for an mri and oxygen delivered by canula through nose. Nose started to run almost straight after and lots of sneezing. What can I do to stop it and how long will it last?
My son uses a cpap for apnea but still has sleep interruption. Been going on for a few years. Doctor can't find the cause for this. Can you help?
Is there an alternative to an esophageal PH test? I am scared to take a tube down to my stomach and start choking and gagging for 24 hours.
I am frequently unable to breathe properly through my nose. I have tried allergy medications and using a netti pot twice a day. Time for an eent?
Wore blue surgical-grade mask from pharmacy to clean for an hour when pregnant. Hard time breathing with it on. Oxygen deprivation for baby?
See below: Probably not. Wearing a mask every day i can tell you that sometimes you do feel short of breath. However, pregnancy makes it more difficult to take a deep breath secondary to the displacement of the abdominal organs by a gravid uterus. This could also play a part in your feeling short of breath. Slow down on your cleaning or stressful activities, or get others to help out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you give breaths with a bag valve mask to a patient on a ventilator that has stopped breathing?
My baby 3mnths will b 4mnths in a week has a stuffed dry nose during the morning hours, what can I do to make breathing easier for her?
See her pediatrician: But nasal saline drops for infants may help. ...Read more
I will be travling on a long hour flight, with my 9 month old is there any medication that i can give her to help her relax and sleep better?
Will undergoing a procedure to correct a deviated septum help to relieve my chronic stuff nose so that I will be able to breathe easier out of both n?
Usually: There are many things that can cause chronic nasal congestion. A deviated septum is one of those. If you have trouble with nasal airway blockage then you should be evaluated by an ENT specialist who can determine if you are a candidate for nasal surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers