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After taking a glass of beer I find it difficult to breath. What do I do?

After taking a glass of beer I find it difficult to breath. What do I do?

Alcohol Allergy: The only right answer is to not drink. You probably have an alcohol allergy and should not drink. ...Read more

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Yesterday my boyfriend hit hid nose very hard on a glass door. Now it hurts when he moves it but he can breathe, but there was no blood, but its swelled.

Yesterday my boyfriend hit hid nose very hard on a glass door. Now it hurts when he moves it but he can breathe, but there was no blood, but its swelled.

Nose injury: 1. Bend head down and hold a tissue under nose, if there is clear fluid then go to ER as may have damaged the bone that separates the nose from brain.
2. Run a finger over the nose, if there is one very tender spot it could be a fracture, go to urgent care because usually for nasal fractures people are on antibitoics 3. If above is negative, don't worry, ice 5 minutes 3 x a day /motrin ...Read more

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I breathe in some glass when a mirror broke, so I have glass in my lungs. A doctor.?

I breathe in some glass when a mirror broke, so I have glass in my lungs. A doctor.?

Probably not: It's easier to ingest/swallow than inhale the glass.
If you have inhaled it, you more likely will have persistent cough and spitting of blood.
Take some peptobismol and drink lots of water to coat the glass particles.
A chest xray may not show the inhaled glass.
If you have persistent choking, nausea, gagging, vomiting or spitting blood, go to the er for evaluation.
Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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What will the ER do if you swollow glass but can still talk but it hurts to breath and swollow?

What will the ER do if you swollow glass but can still talk but it hurts to breath and swollow?

Examine you!: The er will look into your mouth and if they cannot see anything will have either a general surgeon or ear/nose/throat specialist come and use an 'endoscope' (flexible tube with a mocroscopic lense at the end) to allow them to visualize your throat. Glass is difficult to see and sometimes special radiographs may be needed to find it. ...Read more

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I get a feeling like I can't breathe after I drink about 2 glass of water. I had EKG chest X-ray blood work could it be my heart? Or something else

I get a feeling like I can't breathe after I drink about 2 glass of water. I had EKG chest X-ray blood work could it be my heart? Or something else

SOB after 8oz H20: Probably drinking too much water in short period causing stomach expansion. Drink water more slowly over many hours of the day. ...Read more

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Glass sliver stuck in my pinky finger, it hurts, how do I get it out.?

Glass sliver stuck in my pinky finger, it hurts, how do I get it out.?

See a professional: If you truly have or are suspicious that you have retained glass in your small finger and it is painful, you should seek medical attention. I would recommend seeing a hand surgeon as they are best qualified to remove either simple or deep foreign material from the hand. ...Read more

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I have a glass sliver in my foot. Is it safe to soak my foot in Epsom salt? Does Ichthammol actually work to draw the sliver out? Never used before.

I have a glass sliver in my foot. Is it safe to soak my foot in Epsom salt? Does Ichthammol actually work to draw the sliver out? Never used before.

See a doctor: Iccthymol is good for drawing the stuff out of boils. It works mostly on liquid things. Glass has a way of moving around. You do not want to wait with this. It could go deeper into your foot. ...Read more

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Son chipped lower left molar, a sliver the width of tooth & square. No pain, swelling, bleeding, but feels it when breathes thru mouth. Emergency?

Son chipped lower left molar, a sliver the width of tooth & square. No pain, swelling, bleeding, but feels it when breathes thru mouth. Emergency?

Chipped molar: Have it checked by your dentist. It may be a small chip, or there may be a larger fracture, especially if there is a filling in the tooth. Sensitiviy to air (breathing) indicates that a deeper par of the tooth is now exposed. ...Read more

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Son chipped molar, a sliver the width of tooth & square. No pain, swelling, bleeding, but feels it when breathes thru mouth. Emergency? On vacation.

Son chipped molar, a sliver the width of tooth & square. No pain, swelling, bleeding, but feels it when breathes thru mouth. Emergency?  On vacation.

Not an emergency: The good thing is he has no pain, so it is not an emergency. If the tooth itself is not very sensitive, treatment is less urgent, but the trip to his dentist should be arranged promptly. Have a nice vacation and take care. ...Read more

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I might have breathed in carbon monoxide. How do I detox?

I might have breathed in carbon monoxide. How do I detox?

Detoxication: For mild exposure, leaving the contaminated area and get out in fresh air. When exposed a person's skin color may become cherrry red. For more serions exposure go to a hospital and to get treated with oxygen. In serious cases going into a chamber used for treating divers suffering from or potentially developing the bends. There oxygen is provided under increased pressure. ...Read more

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What GI conditions might be source of bad breath?

What GI conditions might be source of bad breath?

GERD and other: Stomach conditions. For example, H. pylori infections. If a gastrointestinal condition is thought to be causing your bad breath, you may need to see your PCP for evaluation and possible endoscopy. ...Read more

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How might you make your breath smell ok when you have peridontal disease?

How might you make your breath smell ok when you have peridontal disease?

Scale and root plane: Scaling will remove the calculus, where bacterial colony resides on the root/tooth surfaces. Root planing will help the surface relatively smooth to reduce recolonization. Regular recall to clean your teeth will prevent and help maintain the relatively smooth surfaces. This will eliminate gum inflammation and bleeding and ultimately prevent halitosis (bad breath) from bleeding gum. ...Read more

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7week old baby breathing normal but every now and again it's as if he's lost his breath and can't get s breath?

7week old baby breathing normal but every now and again it's as if he's lost his breath and can't get s breath?

A normal reflex: This is considered a normal reflex for a baby of this age as long as the baby starts breathing again after 20-25seconds. Another consideration may be a stuffy nose. Make sure that the baby's nostrils are clear. If at any time the baby becomes blue take him to the er non-stop. ...Read more

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Sharp LUQ pain upon deep breath or stretching. Pressing makes it better. S/P lower spine sx 1 month ago. Not constant?

Sharp LUQ pain upon deep breath or stretching. Pressing makes it better. S/P lower spine sx 1 month ago. Not constant?

This could: Be due to GAS collected in the SPLENIC flexure (The TURN the colon takes in the left upper quadrant see diagram)...this often occurs in RUNNERS since any bowel gas "seeks" the highest level in the colon when you are upright) In runners it's often called a "stitch"
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Are there any list of foods to eat to increase my stamina for running which might also help me improve my short breath whike running?

Are there any list of foods to eat to increase my stamina for running which might also help me improve my short breath whike running?

No magic here: Eat enough quality protein to maintain your lean muscle mass & limit calories to keep fat off. In spite of all the nonsense on the internet, food choice doesn't make or break health in most situations. You need to stay trim if you want to be an effective runner. If you are training hard but can't keep up with peers, a physician might check your heart over, especially for valvular disease. ...Read more

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How might I get really good breath?

Dental exam: Most bad breath is due to dental abnormalities. You can do a short term cleanout with mouth washes but your dentist can identify deeper seater decay and gum line issues which contribute to bad breath. Be sure to brush at least twice per day. ...Read more

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I might have swallowed a small piece of glass (about 2mm length by 1.5mmwidth by 1mm thick). What should I do?

I might have swallowed a small piece of glass (about 2mm length by 1.5mmwidth by 1mm thick). What should I do?

Nothing: A sharp object like a needle or chicken bone that gets stuck in the esophagus needs to be retrieve by endoscopy due to the risk of perforation of the esophagus. If the piece of glass was truly only 2 mm x 1.5 mm it's not likely to get lodged in the esophageal wall due to its tiny size. It should pass out of your body with your stool. But it you develop pain must see Dr asap. ...Read more

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Might have accidentally swallowed broken glass that was cooked into food about 12 hours ago. Not sure. No significant pain.

Might have accidentally swallowed broken glass that was cooked into food about 12 hours ago. Not sure. No significant pain.

Glass: Surprisingly glass and the vast majority of swallowed foreign bodies pass without incidence. No need to do anything, unless pain or rectal bleeding. Expect the item to pass in 24 to 48 hours. ...Read more

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Might have swallowed a very tiny sized piece of glass the size of a piece if glitter should I worry? It's been since 7pm and its 8am now I seem ok now

Might have swallowed a very tiny sized piece of glass the size of a piece if glitter should I worry? It's been since 7pm and its 8am now I seem ok now

Glass swallower : You should not worry. This is too small to cause blockage or bleeding. With an object that tiny, it is more risky to intervene to remove it. Likelihood, you will pass it in stool but may be too small to see. Eat plenty of fiber to bulk stool and drink plenty of fluids. These will promote regular bowel movements and passage. ...Read more

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S holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby?

S holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby?

It depends: Holding your breath can increase intra-abdominal pressure which may not be good for placental blood flow. I want to know why you would be holding your breath. ...Read more

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Why might someone get short of breath very frequently?

Why might someone get short of breath very frequently?

SOB: Possibilities include anxiety, heart disease, lung disease, mechanical breathing apparatus dysfunction, anemia and a number of other problems including just being out of aerobic shape. ...Read more

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What might bring about my random shortness of breath episodes?

What might bring about my random shortness of breath episodes?

More information: You might be allergic or have a totally different physical trouble — or anxiety may be a factor. This is one for your dr t sort out.
When the causes are psychological, it's usually paired with anxiety, something you can usually improvewith therapy. ...Read more

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What might give a false reading on a breath test for alchohol?

What might give a false reading on a breath test for alchohol?

Things with alcohol: Certain cold remedies and preparations contain alcohol, but a person would have to drink a great deal to have enough in their system for a positive breath test. Commonly, a breath test is most inaccurate if a person has just taken a drink, whereas, they are much more accurate if at least ten minutes passes since the last drink of anything. ...Read more

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I have pain and cramps on my middle chest it has some pricking when i breath what might be the cause?

I have pain and cramps on my middle chest it has some pricking when i breath what might be the cause?

Pleuritis: One possibility is pleuritis; it is inflammation of the lining of your chest; typically pain is worse with a deep breath or movement. The causes include infection or even a blood clot in your lungs so it's worth getting checked out. ...Read more

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My 11 months old daughter might have swallowed a piece of glass. I am not sure. What are the signs if you do?

My 11 months old daughter might have swallowed a piece of glass. I am not sure. What are the signs if you do?

INGESTIONS: Check inside mouth with good light whether you see anything, any bleeding, watch for any distress in the child. Strain and watch stool for blood and the suspected object. Abdominal x-ray doesn't show glass. Give blend diet with more fiber, fluid. Most importantly: make the house child proof, remove all small objects, ingestables, meds, from floor, bed, couches etc. To prevent further happening. ...Read more