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How do you treat a bruised trachea?

How do you treat a bruised trachea?

Voice rest: Monitor carefully for respiratory compromise. Noisy breathing or low oxygen levels may require hospitalization. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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I'm 37 yo female. Lump to immediate right of trachea. No pain upon swallow, but tender to even gentle touch. Intermittent mild dysphasia.

I'm 37 yo female. Lump to immediate right of trachea. No pain upon swallow, but tender to even gentle touch. Intermittent mild dysphasia.

Need to be checked: First you have to see your doctor, it could be a simple inflamed lymph node, or thyroid tumor. You must see your doctor for investigation with out delay. ...Read more

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How long is the trachea?

See below: Average length is somewhere around 5-6 inches ...Read more

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What does the trachea do?

What does the trachea do?

See below: The trachea is the main airway that connects the upper respiratory system to the lungs. It is what allows us to deliver oxygen from our mouth and nose to the lungs and what allows us to deliver carbon dioxide out of our bodies. ...Read more

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Where is the trachea located?

Where is the trachea located?

Trachea: The trachea goes from the voice box down to the lungs. ...Read more

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I have a deviated trachea. Should I be worried?

I have a deviated trachea. Should I be worried?

The cause of: The deviated trachea must be determined. An enlarged thyroid or other neck mass can deviate the trachea, so you should probably see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Where is the proximal trachea?

Where is the proximal trachea?

See below: It's the upper 1/3 of the trachea from your vocal cords down a third of the way. ...Read more

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What is the main purpose of trachea suctioning?

What is the main purpose of trachea suctioning?

Keep clear airways: It is simply to keep the airways clear for breathing, and to prevent aspiration. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the cartilage rings of the trachea?

What is the purpose of the cartilage rings of the trachea?

Support: The cartilage rings (which aren't really rings because they don't go all the way around) give support to the trachea so it doesn't collapse during respiration and give some protection as well. ...Read more

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Could my trachea randomly get tight and kill me?

Could my trachea randomly get tight and kill me?

Randomly not: An anaphylactic reaction with closing of your trache has to be triggered by some allergen - whether it is a bee /wasp sting or medicaiton or new foods (etc) ...Read more

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What causes mucus in the trachea of a premature baby?

What causes mucus in the trachea of a premature baby?

Normal response, or: May be increased with a cold, a heart problem or other lung problems. ...Read more

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What's involved in the surgery to put in a trachea tube?

What's involved in the surgery to put in a trachea tube?

Procedure: Tracheostomy is most commonly done for people you need to be on a ventilator for more than a week or so (depending). It can be done in the or or even at the bedside. It involves making a surgical opening in the windpipe to have better access to the lungs. It is usually straightforward and can take as little as 20 minutes. It is more difficult who are extremely sick or have obese. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the cartilage rings of trachea and bronchi?

What is the purpose of the cartilage rings of trachea and bronchi?

Support: The tracheal and bronchial cartilage rings help support air exchange as you breathe in and out and the lungs inflate and deflate. Prevents collapse and obstruction with exhalation. ...Read more

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Why is the trachealis muscle can only be found on the posterior wall of the trachea?

Why is the trachealis muscle can only be found on the posterior wall of the trachea?

Trachealis muscle: This smooth muscle's main function is to help constrict the trachea and to help stabilize the cartilage rings. The posterior wall lacks cartilage support and the smooth muscle can help variations in the diameter of the lumen. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can choking on sun flower seed shells cause scaring in the trachea or any area of the windpipe?

Can choking on sun flower seed shells cause scaring in the trachea or any area of the windpipe?

PCP: If the shells are lodged in the wind pipe this would be associated with respiratory difficulty. It is more likely that there is irritation in your throat or esophagus. If there is any continued problem, please check with your PCP. ...Read more

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Had X-ray's yesterday, shown some sort of metal object in the chest area. How is this removed if not in trachea, but in chest wall?

Had X-ray's yesterday, shown some sort of metal object in the chest area. How is this removed if not in trachea, but in chest wall?

Surgery if in chest: Most likely needs to be removed by surgery. Have you ever been shot at or been in a war and had shrapnel sprayed on you? I would correlate with your past history of trauma or surgery in this region. ...Read more

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Pain in the trachea and symptoms I catch a cold after intense physical activity. Running 6.5 kms per day four days by week.. What precautions should i?

Pain in the trachea and symptoms I catch a cold after intense physical activity. Running 6.5 kms per day four days by week.. What precautions should i?

Cold/Dry air: Typically this type of "pain" comes when air comes in quickly and doesn't pick up moisture to be gentle on your throat lining. Usually breathing slower or having a moist/wet handkerchief on your mouth to help humidify air coming in would be good. This is especially true if the airways are sensitive as in asthmatics and people with allergies. ...Read more

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Which system is the trachea a part of?

Which system is the trachea a part of?

Trachea is part of: The Respiratory system. It forms branches or bronchi into the lung tissue or alveoli to enable gas exchange. ...Read more

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What are the different parts of the trachea?

What are the different parts of the trachea?

Really only one part: There's an anterior and posterior wall, but there's really only a trachea. The carina is at the distal end where it terminates into the right and left mainstem bronchi. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a collapsed trachea?

What are some symptoms of a collapsed trachea?

Stridor: Tracheal collapse is usually congenital or dur to extrinsic compression, infection, inflammatory conditions, or prolonged intubation. Trachea normally expands on inspiration and narrows on expiration. In conditions of collapse the first noticeable symptom would normally be expiratory stridor or crow as air release becomes more difficult due to exaggerated narrowing of the trachea. Need evaluation ...Read more

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Does anyone know why the trachea shifts in a pneumonthorax?

Pressure: The high pressure that is produced when air gets into pleural space is so great, that it pushes the trachea to the other side. ...Read more

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Is there cartilage in the walls of your trachea?

Is there cartilage in the walls of your trachea?

Yes: The anterior (front) wall and side walls of your trachea and supported by rings made of cartilage. ...Read more

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Are the trachea and the diaghragm the same thing?

Are the trachea and the diaghragm the same thing?

No: The diaprhagm is the big muscle that is atop the abdomen and the trachea is the windpiple ...Read more

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What is the medical name for loose trachea in infants?

What is the medical name for loose trachea in infants?

Tracheomalacia: The term tracheomalacia, is applied to the rubbery or floppy trachea some infants are born with. ...Read more

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