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Dangers Of Thick Secretions In The Lungs
8th day of yellow, thick secretions. 7yo trachee. 99.7 is temp hi.Lung sounds a bit diminished of normal but not 'severe'. 6hr nebs. How long b4 go in?
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
My daughter is 5 yrs old & has a very bad chest infection i just want to ask if she can use saline nebs to loosen thick secretions in her lungs?
Bronchosaline: This is sold in may pharmacies over the counter in a big canister capable of delivering treatment size doses . It is commonly uses to dilute concentrated asthma medications but can be used to help loosen the mucous in the lungs & let it be coughed up. Make sure you keep your tubing clean between uses as the moisture can attract mold. I occasionally recommend it's use. ...Read more
Thick secretions: Thick secretions = dense excertions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello, My relative had a emgncy Trach 3 years ago,. but has a lot of Excessive or thick secretions, he coughs up, on abuterol every 6, what reduce sec?
Secretions: He probably has chronic bronchitis and if the secretions are discolored, a course of antibiotics may help reduce or clear up his profuse secretions. It is important that the secretions remain loose as he must raise them in order to avoid serious lung infections. Inhalers containing corticosteroids will reduce some of the secretions. Smoking and other pollution must be avoided. He needs follow-up. ...Read more
Any liquid: Accidentally inhaled usually generates a vigorpus cough response. Aspiration of an irritant can cause a chemical "pneumonia". Gator-ade is a near physiologic solution of water and electrolytes (salts, sugar), with flavoring and color. Nothing special here forminor inhalation. ...Read more
If 30% lungs are working and 70% ve been damged ... It could be recovered.....? Is it dangerous ? If yes then how much ?
To complex: It sounds like pulmonary function test show 30% of normal lung function. It is an oversimplification to say that 70% of your long is not working well 30% is. More importantly, the answer to your question would be easier to address if you were sitting in the office and we could get the rest of your medical history. The cause of loss of lung function is at least as important as the degree of loss. ...Read more
Unable to clear mucus from lungs . When i rarely am able to eject- the mucus is almost identical to rubber cement - clear and very thick.
Need to find out why: During a pulmonary function test, there are typically three measurements taken. First, how well the air "moves" in and out of the lungs. Copd, asthma, bronchitis, etc are things that would cause it to drop. Second, the efficiency of oxygen transfer is measured, the diffusion. Last, the lung sizes are measured. Again, which value is down and why its down is the most important thing to find. ...Read more
At dinner i accidentally inhaled a little baked potato. I'm not sure if i coughed it all out. What are dangers or worriesif there is some in lungs?
Good cough helps: If you were able to produce a good cough you probably got it all out. Inhaling food can lead to what is called aspiration pneumonia and/or a chemical reaction in the lung if you are concerned and/or having symptoms (fever, foul smelling cough and phlegm production) you might do well to seek immediate medical attention from a physician who can perform a chest x-ray and do a physical exam. ...Read more
I was recently in a huge car accident my car flipped 6 times over the median on the interstate and my lungs collapsed isit dangerous to smoke marijana?
Yes, it could be: It is usual for people who are smoking marijuana to take very deep breaths and then to hold that breath for a period of time to increase the absorption of the drug. This maneuver increases pressure in the lungs, and if you have already had a pneumothorax, will expose you to the risk of it recurring. Were you smoking weed when you had the accident? If so, you have a problem with weed and need help. ...Read more
Very dangerous: However, if it is small and goes to a small part of he lung, it can be minimal. Many have had a pe and never known it. Hhowever, a clot going to the central vessels of the lung can kill a person instantly. ...Read more
Can leaving hypersensitivity pneumonitis untreated for 2 years be potentially dangerous for the lungs? If so, how?
There are stages of progression of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It is difficult to predict the course, but a follow up HRCT of the lungs provides information about the degree of involvement and scarring in the lung.
Steroids are used to treat the disease, and I would also advise that you have a bronchial washing as well. ...Read more
Put a lot of black pepper on food. Took a bite and started coughing, thinking i inhaled some of the pepper? Is this dangerous? Will it affect my lungs
Are the fumes from dishsoap dangerous ? My kid spilled some on the burner and I inhaled a big amount. My lungs are feeling wheezy now and got headach
Not good: If you're having trouble breathing go to ER or see your PCP. ...Read more
I have a severe deep and constant cough causing mucus what could this be? Its a constant cough feeling as if its coming straight from the lungs and theres thick mucus everytime...Ive had it for about a week now. What is it?
It : It isn't possible to diagnose your condition via this format. It could be a viral respiratory infection, pneumonia, bronchitis. A bacterial infection. Since it has been going on for a week without improvement, it is probably time to get it seen. In the mean time hydrate well and consider use of an over the counter mucolytic medication. ...Read more
Size of clot: Small clots travelling into your lungs are often symptom free. Huge clots aka saddle emboli can be lethal in minutes. Clot prevention is a big part of all hospital stays and surgical procedures. Pulmonary embolisms are treated agressively and successfully in most cases. ...Read more
Seriously dangerous: Blood clots to the lungs are major killers. But if they have been diagnosed and treated properly, odds of recovery are very good. ...Read more
Unlikely: Need to know the type of device and what metal is involved. ...Read more
See doctor: Adenocarcinoma is one of the most common forms of lung cancer and should be taken very seriously. Treatment many times involves surgery, but speak with your doctor about this. Only when knowing the size, stage, location, etc. of the tumor can one give you a reliable recommendation on treatment options. ...Read more
Ive been having difficult times breathing and i also spit a thick white substance. I tried getting xrays on my lungs and they are good. ?
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