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Down Her Throat
My daughter was sick from sticking her finger down her throat. Will this affect her for a one off occasion?
Common finding: Kids often stick their fingers in their mouth and may explore further. They can trigger a gag during the process or carry germs off their contaminated fingers to sensitive oral tissue and cause infection. If the experience was unpleasant enough, she will likely avoid it. ...Read more
My aunt has end stage cirrhosis and they want to put a tube down her throat to get air out stomac is that one time procedure or does the tube stay in?
Not enough informati: Ng tube is not placed to get the air out of stomach.It is used for feedings some times, for oral medications and at times for gastric suction you have to talk to the doctors who are treating her as to why she has the feeding tube and how long it will be kept. That is my suggestion. ...Read more
My wife's ear got plugged when she went swimming yesterday. Now it really hurts and the pain seems to be going almost down her throat. What can we do?
See doctor ASAP: Your wife may have contracted an infection in her ear canal and topical antibiotics can be used. Possibly she has an infection behind her eardrum and needs oral antibiotics. Severe pain and fever indicate the infection is progressing and is serious. See a doctor immediately and inform the doctor where she swam because this clue can help determine antibiotic use. Pseudomonas bacteria is common. ...Read more
9 yr old daughter severe nose bleeding since night before last...15 total as of now..She wakes up with blood going down her throat...Bleeding out of both sides.?
Needs Evaluation: Nose bleeds in kids are commonly triggered by allergic irritation & minor trauma in the sensitive area of the nasal membranes. This can be frequent & recurrent. The number & frequency you report would make me wonder about a clotting issue. Nsaid pain meds can interfere with clotting or there are some unusual disturbances involving platelets. Id see your dr & have this looked into. ...Read more
I have a 7 wk old w/nasal congestion/coughing started sun nt. No fever but chokes on the phlegm going down her throat a few times ea.Hr. Hm treatment?
Nasal wash: At 7 weeks the primary cause of congestion is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run.Air particle filters can also help. ...Read more
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