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Can You Do Mouth To Mouth Resuscitation On Someone With Asthma Who Stops Breathing
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
'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
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
1yr.old cries, snores, stops breathing while sleeping. purposefully Bangs head a lot (in good moods). & had several ear infections. Related?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
I have asthma mixed type but recently I am having tonsils issues and they are swollen and affecting my breathing alot what should I do?
Consult an ENT: Tonsil removal is not part of routine care like it was 50-60 years ago but it may be indicated in a subgroup of people. The people that can sort this out are often those who must do the surgery and get a pre-approval from a 3rd party payer. I would seek out an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
4yr with asthma been giving breathing treatments every 4 hours as directed, his cough is still continuous non-stop 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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