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My 6 month old has a blocked airway what should I give her?

My 6 month old has a blocked airway what should I give her?

Nasal congestion: Assuming when you say blocked airway you mean her nose? The simplest and most effective thing you can do for your baby is to use saline nose drops (salt water). A drop in each side of the nose then using a baby suction bulb, suck out each side of the nose in attempts to relieve the obstruction. I recommend doing that at least before each feeding and prior to bedtime. ...Read more

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How can I tell if someone has a blocked airway when they are choking?

How can I tell if someone has a blocked airway when they are choking?

See below:: Difficult/indistinguishable-examples of behaviors:
•coughing or gagging
•hand signals and panic (sometimes pointing to the throat)
•sudden inability to talk •clutching the throat: the natural response to choking is to grab the throat with one or both hands. This is the universal choking sign and a way of telling people around you that you are choking.
•wheezing
•passing out •turning blue. ...Read more

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Is it always easy to tell if someone has a(n) obstructed/blocked airway?

Is it always easy to tell if someone has a(n) obstructed/blocked airway?

Yes: Somebody with an obstructed airway is going to be in significant distress and unable to vocalize their distress. ...Read more

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Coughing up phelm and airway feels as thou its blocked?

Coughing up phelm and airway feels as thou its blocked?

Cough : Cough and phlegm could be infection like bronchitis, chronic obstructive airway disease, asthma. Would be worthwhile seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Felt like I couldn't breathe while sleeping the other day. Could this be from a blocked airway?

Felt like I couldn't breathe while sleeping the other day. Could this be from a blocked airway?

Yes: You may have obstructive sleep apnea which can negatively affect your health and can lead to premature death. I would suggest seeing a physician for an evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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My daughter is 10 months old and looks like a 7 months old baby. She eats after that she would still put everything she finds in her mouth. She doesn't have any teeth and her breathing is so bad. Her airways seems to be blocked somehow.?

My daughter is 10 months old and looks like a 7 months old baby. She eats after that she would still put everything she finds in her mouth. She doesn't have any teeth and her breathing is so bad. Her airways seems to be blocked somehow.?

List: Make written list of your concerns. Take pictures of anything about which you are concerned. Then make an appointment with your daughter's Pediatrician, who is an expert in infant's growth and development, and cover over each item on your list and each photograph. Also, at your child's 1st birthday make an appointment for her to see a specialist in children's oral health, a Pediatric Dentist. ...Read more

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Could sinus infection cause my airway to be blocked when I lie down?

Could sinus infection cause my airway to be blocked when I lie down?

It could: When the sinuses are inflamed, the nasal tissue swelling will increase when lying flat. Other nasal conditions such as inferior turbinate hypetrophy can behave the same way. I would recommend visiting an ENT physician. ...Read more

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My biggest fear is having a blocked airway during a tonsillectomy. Will my uvula block my airway if it gets to swollen?

My biggest fear is having a blocked airway during a tonsillectomy. Will my uvula block my airway if it gets to swollen?

No.: During the tonsillectomy you will be constantly monitored for all your vital signs including breathing. Ther is no way that you will have a blocked airway. ...Read more

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Constant throat tightness, swallowing issues, & feeling airways are blocked for years. Getting worse. Will my Upper GI figure out what's wrong? Scared.

Constant throat tightness, swallowing issues, & feeling airways are blocked for years. Getting worse. Will my Upper GI figure out what's wrong? Scared.

May show LERD: Exposure of vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. UGI may also reveal other issues--an okay first step in your work-up. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands in my throat. It is very hard to swallow, but not to the point of choking or my airway being blocked. Pain on the left.

I have swollen glands in my throat. It is very hard to swallow, but not to the point of choking or my airway being blocked. Pain on the left.

How long?: If this has been present for a few days only, that suggests an infection. If present for weeks or longer, it suggests cancer. Either way, see a doctor. ...Read more

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The right side of my throat has felt like its blocked somehow, what to do?

The right side of my throat has felt like its blocked somehow, what to do?

Throat problem: More details are needed. It is difficult to understand what you mean by weird, funny, blocky, feeling in your throat. Is this a recent problem? Or, is this a chronic problem. Are there other symptoms like soreness, phlegm, post-nasal drip, trouble swallowing, painful swallowing, recent infections, allergies, or acid reflux. You need to discuss this with an otolaryngologist to get better answers. ...Read more

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What to do if the right side of my throat has felt like its blocked somehow?

See an ENT: You have an abnormal sensation in your throat. Needs to be checked out. Likely may need some imaging. Various possibilities exist that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What to do if when I wake up and it feel like my throat is being blocked off by a flap. It is hard to explain. What could this be?

What to do if when I wake up and it feel like my throat is being blocked off by a flap. It is hard to explain. What could this be?

Possible sleep apne: Please discuss this with your primary care physician; any physician, including your primary care, can order a sleep study to determine if there truly is clinically significant airway obstruction. If the test is positive, you can be referred to an otolaryngologist for a more thorough examination of your throat. If the exam documents to structural changes, . ...Read more

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I'm suffering panic attacks for the past month now. I feel a blocked feeling in the back of my throat that makes me feel like I can't breathe.

I'm suffering panic attacks for the past month now. I feel a blocked feeling in the back of my throat that makes me feel like I can't breathe.

Panic Attacks: Sorry, I know this can be very frightening. Your panic is likely produced by fear that is mostly a misinterpretation of what is actually happening. Individual pyshcotherapy can be very helpful in this regard, ask your doctor or insurance carrier for a referral in your area to a mental health professional. Also, read the weekly updated articles on anxiety and panic on the soundmindz. Org website. ...Read more

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One of my nostrils gets blocked when I'm in a cold environment, like in an office. It feels irritating bc I can feel mucus forming in the throat. Help

One of my nostrils gets blocked when I'm in a cold environment, like in an office. It feels irritating bc I can feel mucus forming in the throat. Help

Vasomotor: You may HAV either vasomotor rhinitis brought on by temperature change or nasal obstruction that worsens with the nasal cycle. Normally people breath through one nostril at a time and it varies from side to side every 30 min to 2 hours. For you a doctor should prescribe ipratropium nasal spray three times a day in each nostril to see if that helps. ...Read more

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Hi I find it hard to breath sometimes and weeing and don't like being around smoke I sneeze a lot and my sinis do have me all blocked up and my throat?

Hi I find it hard to breath sometimes and weeing and don't like being around smoke I sneeze a lot and my sinis do have me all blocked up and my throat?

Suffering: Sounds like chronic rhinitis with persistent sinus pressure and potentially related lower airway problems. With sneezing, likely an allergic (eg pollen or dust) and/or non-allergic (eg smoke) trigger. Associated/intermittent shortness of breath with wheeze is consistent with asthma also triggered by allergic or non-allergic trigger. Consider a consult or see an Allergist to get needed relief. ...Read more

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I have a wet cough, painful throat and feels like my throat is blocked I can't breath properly and I am 5 months pregnant.

I have a wet cough, painful throat and feels like my throat is blocked I can't breath properly and I am 5 months pregnant.

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). If truly having difficulty breathing, it would mean calling for an ambulance. ...Read more