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How Long After Someone Stops Breathing Can You Still Revive Him
It depends: If a person is having difficulty breathing due to an asthma attack, then they should receive albuterol, a common asthma rescue medication. If a person is not breathing due to an asthma attack, then lifesaving measures must be taken by initiating CPR and calling 911. Subsequent care by authorities will focus on treating the underlying asthma attack. ...Read more
Get help!: Depending on age e.g. Between 3 and 6 months apnea like this is sometimes a forerunner of sids. No matter that a doctor does not find any abnormality, insist on an apnea monitor until the danger period is over (about the end of the first year). You may not get any alarms but you will surely sleep better.If the child is older it might be sleep apnea. ...Read more
My 11 month old son stops breathing numerous times a night for about 10 seconds each. Whats wrong with him?
Can you tell me what can I do if someone stops breathing due to coughing caused by a cold or flu?
Yes: Yes, but allow for a long time for them to exhale. ...Read more
See her doctor: If she is having extended pauses in her breathing she should be seen by her doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
M.D. visit: It is important to check with your doctor. There are many causes of apnea in this age group. These will include enlarged adenoids, airway narrowing or central nervous system problems. Babies breathe through their noses and any congestion can also cause apnea. Keeping their nasal passages clear is important. ...Read more
My 3 months bb got gun earpierced after the gun was shot she cries then suddenly stops breathing turned red and her body was stiff what was that?
Don't do this again: You hurt your baby to the point they seized? They were in so much pain they stopped breathing? ...Read more
I think my brother stops breathing in his sleep. He is healthy. Is this possible? Should I be worried?
Yes: This is often done when you have trouble breathing but can still give some breaths. It can help you survive long enough for the healing to occur and then you may be weaned from the ventilator. ...Read more
My daughter is 6 months and she snores and briefly stops breathing when she sleeps. Could she have sleep apnea?
Get your stopwatch : It is common for infants to have irregular breathing patterns. This is called "periodic breathing," characterized by a series of quick breaths in between longer breaths, even with moments of no breathing. Clinically significant "apnea" in this age would be at least 15-20 seconds, and should be evaluated. What you observe is likely normal, but if she is truly apneic by the clock, go see her doc! ...Read more
Wat to do with baby crying then suddenly stops breathing turn dark red and whole body turns hard for like 5-8 sec.
My 11 month old baby turns purple when he cries or gets angry and he stops breathing is this bad? What can I do so that don't happen?
Breath-holding : Spells can occur in infants, sometimes with " passing out" from constriction of blood vessels in the brain from blowing off carbon dioxide. If it's a breath-holding spell, you'll need to ignore it in an 11-mo.-old so it won't become a "learned behavior." you'll only be able to do so after your pediatrician rules out cardiac or neurological problems that shouldn't be ignored. ...Read more
I noticed that my dad stops breathing sometimes while he is sleeping and I am worried about him. Is there anything wrong with him? I love him!
He may have Sleep: Apnea, especially if he is overweight, snores, has daytime drowsiness & a + family history. Health risks of untreated sleep apnea can be quite serious. See www.sleepapnea.org/learn/sleep-apnea.html. Use your smart phone to video& audio record him during sleep. Show it to him, encourage him to see his doctor for a physical exam & referral for an overnight sleep study & save the video for his M.D. ...Read more
What to do with a new born who cries then suddenly stops breathing for a while? Hospital is too far...
My boyfriend is 22 a little over weight and snores and stops breathing for sometimes 20 or more sec at a time. Could this be sleep apneak?
My husband always complains about chest pains, also at night I noticed that he stops breathing he also says something about his knee has this pain alot?
Chest pain, see MD: There are many possible reasons for chest pain; the most concerning are heart-related. He should see a doctor about this, and if the pain is severe, call 911. If you notice that he stops breathing when he is asleep, this may be apnea, most likely obstructive sleep apnea, and a sleep study will help diagnose this. Left untreated, this can cause more serious problems later. ...Read more
If a patient under propofol + remifentanil stops breathing(and intubation gets troubled) will he experience or feel the hypercapnic alarm response?
Propofol/remifentani: I'm not sure what is being asked. The patient will feel nothing at all as they are unconscious and in danger of dying unless promptly ventilated. This could be accomplished by intubation, or, since both drugs are short acting, the anesthetist could opt for bag/mask ventilation. ...Read more
Topiramate-dr said take. I have breathing probs& c4-7discectomy&fusion. How to get this out of my sys. B4 i fall asleep? Stops breathing & bone growth
Depends on situation: Part of the bodies mechanism for deciding when to breathe is controlled by co2 sensors in the main blood vessels. In some medical conditions (like copd), when excess oxygen is given to patients & drops the co2 level, their sensors stop the automatic breathing cycle until it builds back up. ...Read more
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