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Is There Any Possible Harm In Going To Sleep With A Cough Drop In Your Mouth
Yes...: There is a risk of the cough drop going into your airway which is less protected while you sleep. Your cough reflex is suppressed during sleep so if the cough drop goes "down the wrong way", you could actually block your airway and essentially choke in your sleep. Better to take the cough drop out of your mouth before you fall asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Depends on person: Everyone's sensitivity to caffeine is different. That being said, why would you ingest a lot of caffeine if your were trying to fall asleep? Best way to fall asleep as it relates to caffeine: don't consume caffeine less than 5-6 hours before planned bedtime (the 1/2 life of caffeine is about 5-6 hours). Some people can't consume caffeine after lunchtime to make sure it's out of system by bed. ...Read more
I have asthma and going to move in a new room which is just finish painiting in five days, is it harmful, bad for health or has any risky?
Be careful..: Usually irritants that smell very strong can trigger asthma. It all depends what type of paint was used and how strong it is. Usually if you can still smell it it could potentially cause respiratory irritation and asthma symptoms. If that is the case wait a couple of more days in order to stay in the room for a significant amount of time. ...Read more
Best...: It is best to listen to your body, get the rest that you need to adjust to the time differences rather then try to force yourself to stay awake. Exercise/moving around/staying active during what would be normal "wake times" can help. Jet lag happens, but it doesn't last forever and your body will adjust in a few days naturally. ...Read more
Dr can co2 present in carbonated drinks have any possible reason to raise any concern, in terms of inhaling the gas when it is released inside you?
Living Life: Nope. Not in any way. If there were troubles here billions of people in the world would be affected. ...Read more
I was told that putting a drop of milk in the eyes before going to bed would help in cleaning the eyes. Is it true? Would you advise that?
No: Most 'home remedies' will not cause harm but will also have little to no benefit as well. If you are having a problem, it is best to get evaluated by your doctor to determine if something is wrong. ...Read more
Is there a chemical or herb in appetite suppressants that can cause you to grind your teeth constantly?
Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from meth withdrawals?
Need a doctor: You should have a check up with a physical examination and blood testing, to see if there's something wrong which would respond to some form of treatment. You also need ongoing drug abuse treatment, if you want to stay clean and off drugs, which is what I recommend. Meth Addiction can be tough, you need all the help you can get and need to do whatever it takes to stay clean. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any medicine to help open up the throat for bleach allergies to breath easier? A paper mill that puts bleach into the air periodically
See your doctor: For a prescription medication, you need assessment, may need an allergist/immunologist evaluation, you most probably have an upper and lower airways involvement due to an environmental trigger, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more
Nervous breakdown: Nervous breakdown is not a medical term -- but yes, it's possible to go psychotic, out of contact with consensual reality. Yes, there is help for it. If you feel you are in this situation, please see your doctor asap. There are many possible causes, and these need to be evaluated so you get the correct kind of help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have to swim for a school thing. There's chlorine in the water, is it safe for me to swim or will it cause breathing problems?
If you are in a foreign country, the air is bad and you have asthma, what's the best solution at that time to continue with ur trip ?
Is sleeping in contacts dangerous? Or do they just irritate & dry out? I sleep with them to be alert in the middle of the night to care for my infant
No: It should not be a problem. Are you having any problems during the night? ...Read more
Is there any way to stop the pain in back and be able to sleep more comfortly at night with scoliosis?
Is there any medication or something else for my son with hydrocephalus that will be able to help him walk in the future?
Therapy: The best treatments are aimed at reducing increased pressure on the brain. When that is achieved (with a shunt generally), your son will need therapy to help him with his motor skills, and other functions. Many children do improve in this way. For all parents with special needs, pay attention to what your son does accomplish rather than focusing on what he isn't able to do. ...Read more
Hei. Is there any progress in the field of asthma? I im a pretty bad case and would like to do anything to get rid of the asthma and allergies combind
Yes: There is much research being done in the field of asthma including understanding the mechanisms, lung damage, etc. Right now we are limited in medications. What you see are variations of a few classes of drugs. They all work well when used correctly and conscientiously. It is not likely you can get rid of your asthma but it can be controlled. Talk over any concerns you have with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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