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How long after someone stops breathing can you still revive him?

How long after someone stops breathing can you still revive him?

Depends on temp: Depending on the patient's temperature from 4 minutes to hours. People who are immersed in very cold water may often do quite well up to 1-2 hours after drowning. Most patients suffer severe brain injury after 2 to 4 minutes of no breathing. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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What do you do if a person stops breathing but they still have a pulse?

What do you do if a person stops breathing but they still have a pulse?

Clear their airway: Make sure nothing is obstructing their airway and move them on their side. If they still don't breathe return them to their back and start mouth to mouth breathing. ...Read more

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If a patient with a hemothorax stops breathing, what should you do?

If a patient with a hemothorax stops breathing, what should you do?

Transport trauma Ctr: Ambubag pt. until help arrives
At the trauma Ctr. he'll be intubated and Chest Tube placed low and lateral on the side of the hemothorax.
Don't try this at home kids ...Read more

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What happens if a patient with a hemothorax stops breathing, what do you do?

Drain: If a patient with a hemothorax stops breathing, the blood in the chest needs to be immediately drained with a chest tube. ...Read more

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How do you help someone who stops breathing from an asthma attack?

How do you help someone who stops breathing from an asthma attack?

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

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When a child stops breathing for about 10 seconds in his sleep, what is the cause of it?

When a child stops breathing for about 10 seconds in his sleep, what is the cause of it?

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

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My 11 month old son stops breathing numerous times a night for about 10 seconds each. Whats wrong with him?

Several reasons: This cessation of breathing in an infant can be central - nervous system, obstruction - blocking air entering his lungs or a mix of both. This is rare in full term infants and should be evaluated by his physician for a cause. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can I do if someone stops breathing due to coughing caused by a cold or flu?

Can you tell me what can I do if someone stops breathing due to coughing caused by a cold or flu?

Call 911 or...: Start CPR if you are comfortable to do so. However, apnea (stop breathing ) after cough spell due to cold or flu is very rare. ...Read more

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My gf son is vomiting a lot but he stops breathing after he's vomits then starts breathing. What should she do?

Not enough info: Would need to know how old child is, any prematurity history, ongoing medical conditions, duration of the apneic periods, etc., etc. If in doubt, at minimum, page pediatrician and ask for advice--if unable to contact, get checked in er for child's safety & wellbeing. ...Read more

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Seven month old daughter that stops breathing frequently, what to do?

Seven month old daughter that stops breathing frequently, what to do?

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

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My one month old toddler stops breathing sometimes, what is the cause?

My one month old toddler stops breathing sometimes, what is the cause?

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

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Would doctors put a patient on a ventilator as a precaution, even before he stops breathing?

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

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My daughter is 6 months and she snores and briefly stops breathing when she sleeps. Could she have sleep apnea?

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

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Wat to do with baby crying then suddenly stops breathing turn dark red and whole body turns hard for like 5-8 sec.

Wat to do with baby crying then suddenly stops breathing turn dark red and whole body turns hard for like 5-8 sec.

Breath holding spell: You are describing classical breath holding spell. Although scary, they are seldom serious. All you have to do is to break the crying spell - consoling, and trying not to get in to a situation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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!

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

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What to do with a new born who cries then suddenly stops breathing for a while? Hospital is too far...

For a few seconds?: After crying (which can induce hyperventilation) it can be normal to stop breathing for a few seconds; if the baby is continuing to move and respond, this is not apnea but a break in breathing. ...Read more

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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 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?

Probably: What you describe sounds like sleep apnea, a condition where one stops breathing intermittently during sleep. See your doctor or sleep specialist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

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

Why are you on this: If you are on topiramate for seizures or bipolar disorder, you need to talk to your physician about stopping it. Not everyone suffers the same problems when they are taking it. ...Read more

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Why does pure oxygen stops breathing when patient is in respiratory distress?

Why does pure oxygen stops breathing when patient is in respiratory distress?

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