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How can I treat tension pneumothorax?

How can I treat tension pneumothorax?

Needle Decompression: Tension pneumothorax is one of the few medical emergencies where a life can be saved or lost in a matter of minutes if not recognized early. While diagnosis can be difficult, treatment is a simple, rapid needle decompression of the pleural space by inserting a large bore angiocatheter just above the 3rd rib. With the patient stabilized a larger chest tube is placed until the pneumothorax resolves. ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Archer
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Tension Pneumothorax (Definition)

This is a life threatening condition which occurs when increasing amount of air gets trapped in the pleural space. It results in lung collapse, shifting of trachea, heart and large blood vessels within chest, to the opposite side. This also prevents the blood from returning to the heart. This leads to low blood pressure and death ...Read more


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How can I treat pneumothorax?

How can I treat pneumothorax?

Depends on the size: Some pneumothoraces will resolve on their own. Larger pneumothoraces require a tube to be placed in the chest to pre-expand the lung. If someone has multiple pneumothoraces they may need a surgical procedure called a pleurodesis to prevent it from happening again. ...Read more

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How can I treat headaches?

How can I treat headaches?

Depends on cause: Need a diagnosis.There are so many causes & types of headaches that there is no 1 treatment for all.A good history & physical, incl hands-on diagnostic exam by your osteopathic physician along with any recommended testing should help define cause & thus treatment.For many causes, incl chronic pain, treatment may be meds, lifestyle changes or something as simple as in-office osteopathic manipulation. ...Read more

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How can I treat the headache?

How can I treat the headache?

Ha: There are many different types and causes of headache. This is too vague a question to give you good solid answers. But if a mild headache, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen as recommended by dosing. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat empyema?

How can I treat empyema?

Find early: The mainstay of treatment is early recognition, drainage, complete lung re-expansion, and targeted antibiotics. When indicated, modern thoracic surgical treatment of empyema uses minimally invasive techniques. Thoracotomy is often unnecessary (and potentially more dangerous) approach. ...Read more

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How Do I treat a severe tension headache?

How Do I treat a severe tension headache?

Tension Type HA: Once a diagnosis of tension type headache has been made, effective management involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional TTH management. ...Read more

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How can I treat work-related anxiety?

How can I treat work-related anxiety?

Psychodynamic tx: Find a psychodynamically oriented therapist to speak with about work anxiety. Usually work anxiety is not just about being at a job. Other factors often contribute Then, if needed, go with a psychiatric referral from your GP. GP's can prescribe psychotropic meds for anxiety and depression, but they do not have the specialty training that psychiatrists do. ...Read more

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How long can a tension headache last? And how can I prevent it? What exercises can I do to help it go away?

How long can a tension headache last? And how can I prevent it? What exercises can I do to help it go away?

Tesnion headache: Headaches from neck tension usually resolve with rest or otc medication. They result from muscle tension in the neck and shoulders and can be prevented by stretching, ice, heat and massage. Yoga may help. ...Read more

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How can I cure or treat costochondritis?

How can I cure or treat costochondritis?

Pain meds, Steroids: Unless there is an infectious component to your condition, the main first-line treatment is taking NSAID medications, such as ibuprofen. If this does not work after 3-4 weeks, occasionally a steroid injection can help. In some patients with underlying GI problems, certain medications called ppis (such as prilosec) can also be effective. The condition typically lasts from a few weeks to a year. ...Read more

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How can I quickly treat my headaches?

How can I quickly treat my headaches?

What is causing it: Are you stressed out restless, sleepless, not eating right or just broke off from a relationship? Medical conditions can cause headaches too.So without any specific details , it is really difficult to recommend. Generally , tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, eating right and getting 8 hours of sleep every night should help with any headaches.This time of year , allergies are a big player! ...Read more

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How can I treat bronchiectasis?

How can I treat bronchiectasis?

Pulmonary toilet: Do things to promote clearance of phlegm from your lungs. Quit smoking. Get everyone who lives with you to quit. Smoking outside not acceptable. Live in a place with clean air - at least 1 mile from highways & streets with trucks & buses. Exercise. Maintain normal weight. Control diabetes. Laugh. Take all meds prescribed by your doctor. Get flu & Pneumovax vaccines. Gamma globulin may help. ...Read more

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How can I treat copd?

How can I treat copd?

Stop smoking...: COPD needs to be treated by a physician as there are meds available like bronchodilators and steroid inhalers to control symptoms. If the oxygen level is low, oxygen therapy may be needed. The best thing you can do for yourself is to quit smoking if you are a smoker. Your doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more

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What can cause my cluster headaches? How can I treat them?

What can cause my cluster headaches? How can I treat them?

Non-standard answer: Cluster headaches are traditionally difficult to treat.Many of the migraine treatments are ineffective and opiates may be of only modest benefit.A less traditional treatment, neuroprolotherapy, has shown some promise.It appears to calm the nerves down & cut pain during episodes.Still, it doesn't prevent recurrences.Nutrition may be a factor.Naturopath may be helpful in decreasing recurrences. ...Read more

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How can I treat or treat costochondritis?

How can I treat or treat costochondritis?

NSAIDs: Costochondritis is felt to be an inflammatory process involving the junction between the cartilage and bone part of a rib. It's is traditionally treated with anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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How can you treat pericarditis?

How can you treat pericarditis?

NSAIDS: Pericarditis is inflamation. Of the sack around the heart . Anti-inflamatories such as Motrin are helpful. Steroids are used in severe cases. Colchicine has been shown to help in some cases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a pneumothorax can cause heart to stop?

Can you tell me how a pneumothorax can cause heart to stop?

If there is tension: If the pneumothorax creates a lot of pressure/air buildup in the chest, it can compress the veins draining into the heart and cause the heart to stop beating. This is called Tension Pneumothorax, and it is a medical emergency. If not promptly treated, it can cause death. ...Read more

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How can I treat long-standing cavities?

How can I treat long-standing cavities?

Cavities: Damage from cavities can not be reversed. If bad enough, a dentist will drill the cavity out and then place a crown over the tooth. If the cavity is not far along, it cannot be reversed but it can be kept from getting worse. Regular brushing and flossing along with a flouride rinse can help keep the teeth strong and prevent cavities from progressing. ...Read more

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Can late whiplash syndrome cause anxiety? What can you do to treat it?

Can late whiplash syndrome cause anxiety? What can you do to treat it?

Do evaluate for: Post-traumatic stress syndrome, as the event that caused the whiplash may well have emotional consequences. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and/or EMDR could reverse very well. ...Read more

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