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Cleansing Nebulizer Rinse To Remove Lung Mucus
Can you mix sodium chloride bullet with 2.5 mg/3ml 0.083% albuterol solution to help moisten lungs & thin out sticky mucous in lungs & cough it out?
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months. Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis. Help.
Sounds like: You are having a delayed reaction to environmental exposure. Time to see a lung specialist, a pulmonologist if you have suffered with it for 3 months. ...Read more
Inhaled 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little water mixed in through my mouth to lungs any damage about 12 pumps through cleaned afrin mist bottle ?
Probably OK: The H2O2 is likely irritating to the lungs but unless done often, it is unlikely to impact any permanent damage with a single exposure. Why did you do it is another issue. ...Read more
Will sodium chloride rinsing solution in nebulizer, assist in thinning mucous and help me to cough it up. I have bronchiectasis
It may: It may aid with breaking up the mucus. ...Read more
How to move sputum from bottom of lungs if patient can't cough? Broncholoscopy lavage not worked.Suction & neb not working. Any suggestions appreciate
More information : Human cough is the most powerful tool for maintaining adequate pulmonary hygiene. Everything else is inferior. However feeble cough due to severe neuromuscular disorders ( myopathhies, lou gehrig's disease) may need adjunct therapies such as vest( vibrating and percussion from a wrap around the chest to keep the mucus moving ). Once again only useful in the above conditions not in normal humans. ...Read more
Chronic sinusitis & bronchial congestion for 4 mos. Lungs clear on x-ray, tried various antibiotics, inhaler, flonase, saline wash & 'roofs. Help!
Cough clears lungs: When the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs are irritated they produce mucous, or phlegm, which traps the irritants and moves them up the airway so that the mucous and the irritants can be coughed out of the body. Coughing cleans the lungs. Phlegm is the vehicle that allows coughing to clear irritants from the lungs. ...Read more
Will tea tree oil stop the bad breath coming from my sinuses? Used in a nasal rinse bottle to clean out my nasal passages.
Probably not.: Although multiple poorly designed studies have suggested an antibacterial effect for tea tree oil, there have been no large randomized studies of its use, especially in the nasal passages. And although most people do not have reactions, there have been reports of deaths due to TTO ingestion in rats and reports of oral poisoning in children and adults. Be careful of what you read on the Internet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to use a "salt air inhaler" used with pure himalayan salt crystals? You inhale through mouth, exhale through nose. I have allergy asthma
What if I use a electronic cigarette without the liquid containing irritants, is it a good idea for steam inhalation to decongest nose and lungs ?
What is it you are: Going to volatilize if you are not using the liquid provided for the e-cigarette? There are versions that essentially give you water vapor. The problem is that nobody has studied the effects of the propylene glycol that is used as a propellant, or whatever preservatives, additives, flavorings etc. That are in these. If you are not using a cartridge, am not sure you can even activate the device. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any directions/ pictures to show how to use flonase to shrink turbinates? i have saline spray its neilmed sinus rinse in a box with packets
Chlorine bleach: fumes can be very irritating but a brief exposure will produce only transient symptoms! You should be fine in 24-48 hours! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Is it a good practice to instill normal saline imto the trachea immediately after a tobramycin nebulizer treatment to rinse the trachea?
Do doctors recommend those nasal rinse devices such as the neilmed plastic bottle that sprays a saline solution up the nostrils?
Yes: The use of this or a neti-pot is a great way to get the congestion out of your nose. ...Read more
Can post nasal drip on 7mo cause coughs? Started w/runny nose. Humidifier, saline & bulb syringe used. Cough AM & PM. Bronchiolitis risk? Nebulizer?
I accidentally inhaled 1 sniff of isopropyl alcohol 95% and glycerine 5% (ear drying agent) instead of my saline nasal spray. I immediately flushed?
Should not be a: problem. 1 sniff will not hurt you. ...Read more
Dry eyes. Can't take decongestant or antihistamine for sinus infection. Will Sinoclear serve the purpose of unclogging sinus n post nasal drip?
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
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