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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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Ways to heal a sore throat from a breathing tube?

Ways to heal a sore throat from a breathing tube?

Soothing measures: To sooth the irritation from a breathing tube, try a mild cough suppressant to decrease the hacking cough that often accompanies the irritation. The more you cough, the more you irritate the windpipe. ...Read more

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Had op for my sinuses 3 weeks ago since then I've had a constant sore throat hurts to swallow, could the breathing tube scratched my throat?

Had op for my sinuses 3 weeks ago since then I've had a constant sore throat hurts to swallow, could the breathing tube scratched my throat?

Sore throat after: It is possible that you have a sore throat after being intubated by the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist for your surgery. If this occurs, it usually only last a few days. I would go back to your surgeon and have them take a look at your throat ASAP. ...Read more

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Very sore throat after breathing tube from surgery yesterday. Hurts to move throat side to side or drink juice. Any idea on how to heal my throat?

Very sore throat after breathing tube from surgery yesterday. Hurts to move throat side to side or drink juice. Any idea on how to heal my throat?

Time: This should soothe with time. You can help it along with cool liquids and topical treatments like lozenges and throat sprays. If it's still sore after 3 days, go to your primary care provider or a local ENT. Most juices are somewhat acidic so they may make things worse. ...Read more

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Is it normal to wake up from surgery with a breathing tubes own your throat? I have had other surgeries where I did not wake up with a breathing tube?

Is it normal to wake up from surgery with a breathing tubes own your throat? I have had other surgeries where I did not wake up with a breathing tube?

Yes: If you were only lightly anesthetized you may have awakened a bit before the anesthesiologist was comfortable removing the tube. It is very common for people to have a breathing tube while they are awake. The breathing tube is there for your safety. ...Read more

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Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you? What does it do exactly?

Creates a pathway: A breathing tube (endotracheal tube) is a tube that goes through your nose or mouth into the trachea. The outer part can then attach to an oxygen tank, a ventilator, etc. The breathing tube is merely a conduit to deliver and remover oxygen and carbon dioxide respectively. ...Read more

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Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you?

Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you?

Yes: The breathing tube, called an endotracheal tube, goes through your mouth and into your windpipe (trachea). This allows doctors to breathe for you using a ventilator that uses positive pressure to get air into your lungs. You can also get anesthetic gases to help you you asleep. ...Read more

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Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you? Is this an awkward feeling?

Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you? Is this an awkward feeling?

Breathing tube: Is used to seal and protect your airway and lungs from stomach acid (which is why you have surgery on empty stomach!) as well as to deliver oxygen and remove co2. The endotracheal tube or laryngeal mask also allow monitoring of gas levels and core temp. Anesthetist or anesthesiologist (or more commonly for longer cases ventilator machine) actually deliver the puff of inspired air; tube is the path. ...Read more

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I know that this sounds kinda funny but, I've had this feeling in my throat that goes to my end of my rib cage, like a breathing tube.

Strange sensation: Its difficult to tell. You may have gastric reflux. I see you've had extensive GI studies. Why? . You are also on Methadone and may have inhaled airway irritants in the past. Your medical history is likely much more complicated than you report and your symptom too vague to properly describe let alone diagnose. If you are having difficulty breathing, please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How long will my throat hurt after getting a breathing tube taken out?

How long will my throat hurt after getting a breathing tube taken out?

Breathing tube: After a surgery or some kind of procedure done under general anesthesia, the throat is commonly sore as a result of the endotracheal tube, the breathing tube used to protect your airway. Most people will have a scratchy throat for a few days up to a few weeks. If sore throat lasts longer than that, you should have someone take a look to make sure you don't have a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

Depends: People can have a slightly hoarse voice and a sore throat after intubation, this will resolve and should get better in a couple of days. However, if there is complete loss of voice (or very hoarse), or if it is taking longer-this is not typical and could be a sign of a problem. Uncommonly, the arytenoid cartilage can be dislocated. Don't delay if one is still very hoarse after a couple of days. ...Read more

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Had septoplasty done yesterday but throat is killing me from breathing tube and constantly being dry from mouth breathing. Any suggestions?

Had septoplasty done yesterday but throat is killing me from breathing tube and constantly being dry from mouth breathing. Any suggestions?

Stay hydrated: Make sure you are drinking at least 60 oz of water daily. Using a humidifier or vaporizer may be helpful in adding some moisture to the air you are breathing. Lozenges and salt water gargles can ease the throat pain. I hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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I have upper chest/throat pain sometimes that lasts for a while? Breathing in is discomforting but possible, and the pain is constant.

I have upper chest/throat pain sometimes that lasts for a while? Breathing in is discomforting but possible, and the pain is constant.

Chest Pain, See GP: Is always a symptom that you should discuss with your GP to try to establish the cause. There are many causes of chest pain. ...Read more

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I've got a sore throat after surgery, any help soothing it?

I've got a sore throat after surgery, any help soothing it?

Sore Throat Surgery: A sore throat after surgery is most often due to the tube that was placed through your mouth to help you breathe during surgery. You can use throat lozenges to help with the discomfort. It will go away after a couple of days. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a sore throat after surgery?

What can I do if I have a sore throat after surgery?

Rest and gargle: If you had an intubation expect a sore throat.Very normal. Gargle with warm salt water for 2 days every 2-3 hours. ...Read more

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I am having elective surgery this am but developed a sore throat and cough. Will surgery continue?

I am having elective surgery this am but developed a sore throat and cough. Will surgery continue?

Possibly not...: For an elective procedure, you need to be in your best possible health to avoid post-op complications. If the procedure is delayed, it is only because the surgeon and anesthesiologist don't want you to have any untoward side effects. Any procedure, and anesthesia itself, carries inherent risk. If the doctors think you should reschedule, they are looking out for your best interests. ...Read more

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Can you still have a bloody pjlegm and sore throat if a tube is not used for surgery?

Can you still have a bloody pjlegm and sore throat if a tube is not used for surgery?

Unusual: Depending upon the type of surgery it would be unusual not to be intubated. You can certainly have bloody phlegm and sore throat from other causes, but should definitely see a doctor to get that diagnosed and treated appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is a severe sore throat after surgery normal?

Sorry, I don't have: Enough info to provide a direct answer. Did you have endotracheal intubation (a breathing tube)? - that can be a source of pain. Did you have ear/nose/throat surgery (like a tonsillectomy)? The best thing to do in this situation is to ask the surgeon or other provider on the team. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a side effect of laser surgery on the neck be a persistent sore throat?

Can a side effect of laser surgery on the neck be a persistent sore throat?

Extremely unlikely: Laser surgery on the skin of the neck should not cause a sore throat. You should see your primary care physician to help determine what might be causing this. ...Read more

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I am having knee surgery tomorrow and have a small sore throat will I still be able to continue with the procedure?

I am having knee surgery tomorrow and have a small sore throat will I still be able to continue with the procedure?

Let your doctor know: Call now, If you have upper respiratory tracy infection your doctor may cancel the procedure, has to know my need examination today ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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