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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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How do you help someone who stops breathing from an asthma attack?

How do you help someone who stops breathing from an asthma attack?

It depends: If a person is having difficulty breathing due to an asthma attack, then they should receive albuterol, a common asthma rescue medication. If a person is not breathing due to an asthma attack, then lifesaving measures must be taken by initiating CPR and calling 911. Subsequent care by authorities will focus on treating the underlying asthma attack. ...Read more

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'asthma cold trigger with dry mouth and throat nont stop cough and trouble breathing during heavy work out how accurate are the finter tip pulse ox for oxygen?

'asthma cold trigger with dry mouth and throat nont stop cough and trouble breathing during heavy work out how accurate are the finter tip pulse ox for oxygen?

Should work fine: A fingertip pulse oximeter should give an valid reading if it can follow the pulse, which means the reading is valid if the pulse shown on the oximeter matches the patient's actual pulse. One can check on its accuracy by comparing it with other oximeters, such as those at the doctor's office. No machine is perfect, so any oximeter can malfunction... thus beware of unexpected oximeter results. ...Read more

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What can a 21 yr old female have just started having seizures in sleep stops breathing gasp and wakes up with severe tingling head aches?

What can a 21 yr old female have just started having seizures in sleep stops breathing gasp and wakes up with severe tingling head aches?

Also sleep apnea: You may be experiencing the symptoms of nocturnal seizures which are not well enough controlled. Also, be sure you don't have obstructive sleep apnea, which can cause gasping for air, nighttime awakening and headaches upon awakening. It shouldn't cause the tingling sensation though so be sure your seizures are well controlled. ...Read more

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1yr. Old cries, snores, stops breathing while sleeping. Purposefully Bangs head a lot (in good moods). & had several ear infections. Related?

1yr. Old cries, snores, stops breathing while sleeping. Purposefully Bangs head a lot (in good moods). & had several ear infections. Related?

Discuss this: With your pediatrician and possibly ENT. Possible upper airway obstruction/malformation. A sleep study may be required or at least a CT scan to determine airway volume and patency. Any swallowing issues? ...Read more

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Can breathing through your mouth be due to asthma?

Can breathing through your mouth be due to asthma?

Unlikely: The more likely reason for a person to breathe through their mouth would be nasal congestion or stuffiness due to allergies, enlarged adenoids or other nasal problems. During an asthma attack, it is common for patients to "pant" or breathe through their mouth as they are having respiratory distress. ...Read more

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Can you tell a person has asthma just because he's breathing through his mouth?

Can you tell a person has asthma just because he's breathing through his mouth?

Probably not: Mouth breathing is usually done because the nasal passages are swollen and congested, forcing a person to breathe through their mouth. Persons with asthma frequently have allergies. An allergist or ENT doctor would be a good resource to assess the reason for mouth breathing. ...Read more

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Daughter ran mile, had blood like taste in throat & mouth dizziness, trouble breathing. Drank water still had taste of blood no blood visible. Asthma?

Daughter ran mile, had blood like taste in throat & mouth dizziness, trouble breathing. Drank water still had taste of blood no blood visible. Asthma?

Asthma unlikely: You have a 9! year old daughter. She ran 1 mile. She tasted blood, was dizzy and had trouble breathing. It is unlikely to be a true asthma. She most likely improved with rest. See your pediatrician. A physician supervised exercise regimen is important. Pulmonary hypertension is rare and that is part of your question. For future sports it is worth the visit. ...Read more

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What is pursed lip breathing and how does it help a patient who has asthma?

What is pursed lip breathing and how does it help a patient who has asthma?

See below: I think I may have answered this before - it provides another level of higher resistance at the pursed lips so it alleviates the resistance in the bronchial tubes caused by asthma, as air flows through the path of least resistance. ...Read more

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What is pursed lip breathing and how can it help patients suffering from asthma?

What is pursed lip breathing and how can it help patients suffering from asthma?

See below: Asthma is a disease of the small airways getting constricted and not allowing air to get out. By adding another level of obstruction at the pursed lips, this makes it easier for the airways to open up to overcome the added resistance. Hope this makes sense. ...Read more

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Can pursed lip breathing reduce the symptoms of an asthma attack?

Can pursed lip breathing reduce the symptoms of an asthma attack?

Yes: But not enough. Need rescue inhalers and possibly emergency care. ...Read more

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How can pursed lip breathing reduce the symptoms of an asthma attack?

How can pursed lip breathing reduce the symptoms of an asthma attack?

Obstruction...: In an asthma attack, there is airway obstruction so expiration becomes difficult and, eventually, there is an increase in carbon dioxide since it can't be expired. Pursed lip breathing prolongs the expiratory phase of respiration so that, potentially, more air and carbon dioxide can be exhaled. That way, there is more room for oxygen to be inhaled. ...Read more

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Can you have dysfunction breathing patterns without asthma/COPD etc? Would pursed lip breathing help retrain your body out of DSPs?

Can you have dysfunction breathing patterns without asthma/COPD etc? Would pursed lip breathing help retrain your body out of DSPs?

DSPs??: Sorry I don't know what you mean by DSPs. Pursed lip breathing is sometimes seen with copd as an involuntary means of maintaining positive pressure in the airways to avoid collapse of the tiny air sacs during expiration. In the absence of lung or neuromuscular disease anxiety may be the reason for irregular breathing patterns. ...Read more

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I heart & lung & asthma. My breathing has been a problem today. My lip keep tingling & short dizzy spells. What do you think is the problem? Not wafin

I heart & lung & asthma. My breathing has been a problem today. My lip keep tingling & short dizzy spells. What do you think is the problem? Not wafin

Problem: Based on what you report I strongly urge you to have someone drive you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible.
Should be controlled before too long.
Wish you well. ...Read more

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When I lie down I have trouble or completely stop breathing. Is this asthma?

When I lie down I have trouble or completely stop breathing. Is this asthma?

Not necessarily...: Asthma is typically characterized by coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Trouble breathing, and specifically "stopping breathing" when lying down only are not classically described asthma symptoms. This could be more consistent with obstructive apnea and these symptoms should be discussed with your primary physician. ...Read more

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4yr with asthma been giving breathing treatments every 4 hours as directed, his cough is still continuous non-stop what can I do?

4yr with asthma been giving breathing treatments every 4 hours as directed, his cough is still continuous non-stop what can I do?

Asthma: It seems the asthma is not controlled and the medication in the treatments is not enough to control it now. If you have a walk in clinic open late or a close by er take him, he needs stronger medications to control it. ...Read more

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I have trouble breathing when I lay down? I do have asthma, but it's never been this bad. I lie down and stop breathing or have a hard time. What can I do?

I have trouble breathing when I lay down? I do have asthma, but it's never been this bad. I lie down and stop breathing or have a hard time. What can I do?

Sleep apnea?: If you have trouble breathing immediately upon lying down, this indicates something obstructing your upper airways (see ent). If you mean that you often get awakened from choking, then you should consider a sleep study. I assume that you have no breathing problem during the day. If you are really overweight, you should try to get your weight down regardless of the above. ...Read more

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If you watch someone with asthma develop extreme difficulty and then turn blue and stop breathing, what should you do?

CPR & 911: Regardless of the cause of apnea do the following, (1) check airway for obstruction like a foreign body (2) give 2 rescue breaths if patient is not breathing (3) dial 911 (4) check pulse for circulation (5) begin chest compressions if there is no pulse and you know how (6) continue CPR until paramedics arrive & take over. Everyone should know basic CPR especially when family members are at risk. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for asthma n breathing issues I don't know what exactly I have it seem like asthma but not sure it comes n go I've been coughing none stop I can't stand it when it starts I would be coughing like crazy I feel like something is clogging

Are there any cures for asthma n breathing issues I don't know what exactly I have it seem like asthma but not sure it comes n go I've been coughing none stop I can't stand it when it starts I would be coughing like crazy I feel like something is clogging

Could be: You could have asthma but it is easy enough to check it out. Se your physician and have a spirometry test (don't worry it doesn't involve any tubes down your throat.)). Between that test and your detailed history (when do these attacks occur, what are you doing at the time, etc) can either confirm or rule out asthma. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I concentrate less on my breathing pattern? I had to start on advair for asthma at age 27. I can't stop concentrating on my breathing. Stress..

How do I concentrate less on my breathing pattern? I had to start on advair for asthma at age 27. I can't stop concentrating on my breathing. Stress..

Peak flow meter: If you are breathing well without wheezing you will be able to concentrate less on your breathing. Your asthma should be under good control. You may benefit from a peak flow meter which can be used at home to determine how well you are breathing. If you score well on the meter then you can rest assured that you are in good shape and you can then concentrate on other matters. ...Read more

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How long after someone stops breathing can you still revive him?

Depends on temp: Depending on the patient's temperature from 4 minutes to hours. People who are immersed in very cold water may often do quite well up to 1-2 hours after drowning. Most patients suffer severe brain injury after 2 to 4 minutes of no breathing. ...Read more

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What do you do if a person stops breathing but they still have a pulse?

What do you do if a person stops breathing but they still have a pulse?

Clear their airway: Make sure nothing is obstructing their airway and move them on their side. If they still don't breathe return them to their back and start mouth to mouth breathing. ...Read more

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If a patient with a hemothorax stops breathing, what should you do?

If a patient with a hemothorax stops breathing, what should you do?

Transport trauma Ctr: Ambubag pt. Until help arrives
At the trauma Ctr. He'll be intubated and Chest Tube placed low and lateral on the side of the hemothorax.
Don't try this at home kids ...Read more

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What happens if a patient with a hemothorax stops breathing, what do you do?

Drain: If a patient with a hemothorax stops breathing, the blood in the chest needs to be immediately drained with a chest tube. ...Read more

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If a patient under propofol + remifentanil stops breathing (and intubation gets troubled) will he experience or feel the hypercapnic alarm response?

Propofol/remifentani: I'm not sure what is being asked. The patient will feel nothing at all as they are unconscious and in danger of dying unless promptly ventilated. This could be accomplished by intubation, or, since both drugs are short acting, the anesthetist could opt for bag/mask ventilation. ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more