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How to get rid of pneumothorax?

How to get rid of pneumothorax?

Depends: Small pneumothoraces will get better on their own ... If 10% collaps of your lung, estimate 10 days before gone ... 20%, 20 days. If having shortness of breath, or if pneumothorax getting bigger, then need some type of catheter or tube inserted into the chest to evacuate the pneumothorax until the air leak resolves. ...Read more

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I suffer from sporadic pneumothorax because I am a thin tall young male. Is there any way to prevent episodes of pneumothorax? Weight gain helps?

Yes & no: You should be evaluated by a thoracic surgeon for possible surgical treatment, particularly if you have had recurrent episodes. In proper candidates, vats with pleurodesis may have up to 90-95% success. Lack of weight/being "too thin" is not the problem. Thus, weight gain will not help. Better for you to stay fit. It will be important to avoid smoking including marijuana and tobacco. ...Read more

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What does "icc" stand for with regards to a tension pneumothorax treatment?

What does "icc" stand for with regards to a tension pneumothorax treatment?

Intercostal catheter: Icc stands for intercostal catheter that is used to drain the air out of the chest in case of a tension pneumothorax. This tube is inserted in the space between ribs to reach the inside of chest cavity on the involved side & the other end of this tube is kept under water seal with/without suctioning to completely drain the air out of chest cavity. It is left in place until pneumothorax resolves. ...Read more

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What's the most natural treatment for pneumothorax?

What's the most natural treatment for pneumothorax?

Observation: Observation is the most natural treatment but only for so long as the patient is not short of breath that oxygenation is compromised. Otherwise, a tube is inserted in the chest cavity to drain the air that is compressing the lung. Needle aspiration of pneumothorax is unreliable. Pain medication may also be needed. ...Read more

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Can I opt for an open procedure rather than VATS procedure for treatment of recurrent pneumothorax, based on lower rates of recurrence?

Yes: Open can be very well done, and tolerated! May need one of us older surgeons to do. Mini thoracotomy, or anterior infra- mammary- cosmetic can be done easily, thoroughly, effectively and with very good pain control. One opening and one tube. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of air bubbles in my throat and chest area?

How do I get rid of air bubbles in my throat and chest area?

Air bubbles: I gather you are referring to crackling sounds when you push on the skin at your neck and chest. If this is so, what did you do before it started happening? I highly recommend you see your PCP ASAP or go to the closest ER to rule out pneumothorax. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of varicous vains?

How can I get rid of varicous vains?

Vein treatment: Varicose veins are caused by venous insufficiency. Treatment of venous insufficiency can include compression stocking use, endovenous ablation, sclerotherapy, or surgical vein stripping. Therapy is based on location of reflux and patient anatomy. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of corns?

How can I get rid of corns?

A podiatrist: Can debride them for you conservatively and discuss with you a more permenant solution. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of anxeity?

How do I get rid of anxeity?

Start with a medical: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Seeing a therapist cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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