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Mouth (Definition)

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


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How do you help someone who stops breathing from an asthma attack?

How do you help someone who stops breathing from an asthma attack?

It depends: If a person is having difficulty breathing due to an asthma attack, then they should receive albuterol, a common asthma rescue medication. If a person is not breathing due to an asthma attack, then lifesaving measures must be taken by initiating CPR and calling 911. Subsequent care by authorities will focus on treating the underlying asthma attack. ...Read more

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Can breathing through your mouth be due to asthma?

Can breathing through your mouth be due to asthma?

Unlikely: The more likely reason for a person to breathe through their mouth would be nasal congestion or stuffiness due to allergies, enlarged adenoids or other nasal problems. During an asthma attack, it is common for patients to "pant" or breathe through their mouth as they are having respiratory distress. ...Read more

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Can you tell a person has asthma just because he's breathing through his mouth?

Can you tell a person has asthma just because he's breathing through his mouth?

Probably not: Mouth breathing is usually done because the nasal passages are swollen and congested, forcing a person to breathe through their mouth. Persons with asthma frequently have allergies. An allergist or ENT doctor would be a good resource to assess the reason for mouth breathing. ...Read more

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Daughter ran mile, had blood like taste in throat & mouth dizziness, trouble breathing. Drank water still had taste of blood no blood visible. Asthma?

Daughter ran mile, had blood like taste in throat & mouth dizziness, trouble breathing. Drank water still had taste of blood no blood visible. Asthma?

Asthma unlikely: You have a 9!year old daughter. She ran 1 mile. She tasted blood, was dizzy and had trouble breathing. It is unlikely to be a true asthma. She most likely improved with rest. See your pediatrician. A physician supervised exercise regimen is important. Pulmonary hypertension is rare and that is part of your question. For future sports it is worth the visit. ...Read more

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When i lie down I have trouble or completely stop breathing. Is this asthma?

When i lie down I have trouble or completely stop breathing. Is this asthma?

Not necessarily...: Asthma is typically characterized by coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Trouble breathing, and specifically "stopping breathing" when lying down only are not classically described asthma symptoms. This could be more consistent with obstructive apnea and these symptoms should be discussed with your primary physician. ...Read more

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4yr with asthma been giving breathing treatments every 4 hours as directed, his cough is still continuous non-stop what can I do?

4yr with asthma been giving breathing treatments every 4 hours as directed, his cough is still continuous non-stop what can I do?

Asthma: It seems the asthma is not controlled and the medication in the treatments is not enough to control it now. If you have a walk in clinic open late or a close by er take him, he needs stronger medications to control it. ...Read more

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I have trouble breathing when i lay down? I do have asthma, but it's never been this bad. I lie down and stop breathing or have a hard time. What can I do?

I have trouble breathing when i lay down? I do have asthma, but it's never been this bad. I lie down and stop breathing or have a hard time. What can I do?

Sleep apnea?: If you have trouble breathing immediately upon lying down, this indicates something obstructing your upper airways (see ent). If you mean that you often get awakened from choking , then you should consider a sleep study. I assume that you have no breathing problem during the day . If you are really overweight, you should try to get your weight down regardless of the above. ...Read more

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How do I concentrate less on my breathing pattern? I had to start on advair for asthma at age 27. I can't stop concentrating on my breathing. Stress..

How do I concentrate less on my breathing pattern? I had to start on advair for asthma at age 27. I can't stop concentrating on my breathing. Stress..

Peak flow meter: If you are breathing well without wheezing you will be able to concentrate less on your breathing. Your asthma should be under good control. You may benefit from a peak flow meter which can be used at home to determine how well you are breathing. If you score well on the meter then you can rest assured that you are in good shape and you can then concentrate on other matters. ...Read more

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If you watch someone with asthma develop extreme difficulty and then turn blue and stop breathing, what should you do?

CPR & 911: Regardless of the cause of apnea do the following, (1) check airway for obstruction like a foreign body (2) give 2 rescue breaths if patient is not breathing (3) dial 911 (4) check pulse for circulation (5) begin chest compressions if there is no pulse and you know how (6) continue CPR until paramedics arrive & take over. Everyone should know basic CPR especially when family members are at risk. ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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