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Tell me the difference between the plastic thing they put in your nose, an oxygen mask, and a breathing tube?

Tell me the difference between the plastic thing they put in your nose, an oxygen mask, and a breathing tube?

Levels of help: Each can be used to give a person oxygen. The prongs in the nose are nasal cannula, the mask delivers a higher concentration or oxygen and the breathing tube does the highest. That last intervention, called intubation, is also a way to completely breathe for a person. The intensity of the patient's need determines which is appropriate for a given case. ...Read more

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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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Can using a breathing tube for a month damage my ability to breathe for myself?

Can using a breathing tube for a month damage my ability to breathe for myself?

Not really: If you are medically paralyzed, your breathing muscles (mostly the diaphragm) will be weakened. However, most patients are not completely paralyzed for that amount of time and you will be using your normal muscles to breathe. When the tube comes out after a month, you may feel a little weak but you should be able to breathe. The ICU will also help you get stronger before they take the tube out. ...Read more

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Can you be awake when thay put in a breathing tube?

Can you be awake when thay put in a breathing tube?

Yes...but: Yes...But placing a tube in the trachea (windpipe) is very irritating and will make you cough like crazy without anesthesia. ...Read more

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Could being on a breathing tube for a month cause damage to your breathing?

Could being on a breathing tube for a month cause damage to your breathing?

Mech. Ventilation: When you require mechanical ventilation to assist with breathing for a prolonged periods of time, there are clearly compromises in your pulmonary function. Some say that these compromises are irreversible based on past medical history. After prolonged ventilation, it is recommended to increased ability to exercise (rehab) as soon as possible. Unfortunately, some patients don't return to baseline. ...Read more

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Is a catheter inserted during a d and c? Also, if it is done under ga do they put in a breathing tube?

Is a catheter inserted during a d and c? Also, if it is done under ga do they put in a breathing tube?

See below: A urinary catheter is frequently briefly placed but not left in during the procedure or in the recovery room. Ga can be done either with a breathing tube or a laryngeal mask. ...Read more

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My 23 yr old daughter was found yesterday unresponsive. Emts gave her propofol and inserted a breathing tube. Tox screen came up negative.?

My 23 yr old daughter was found yesterday unresponsive. Emts gave her propofol and inserted a breathing tube. Tox screen came up negative.?

Long list: Sorry, but this forum is too broad for such a discussion. While toxic ingestion is possible, other metabolic, cardiac, neurologic, and possibly other organ system etiology is possible. Further testing and evaluation will give you a better answer. ...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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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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Why has my uvula turned white after it had been black from being bruised caused by a breathing tube? Is it healing?

Why has my uvula turned white after it had been black from being bruised caused by a breathing tube? Is it healing?

ENT: Please see ENT for evaluation. It may be that your uvula is healing much as a black eye will and your immune system has eaten away the hemosiderin from the bruising and left a yellowish tinge you are seeing with a light shining on your uvula. If it is turning white you need to be seen ASAP Good luck. ...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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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? 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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If someone is brain dead and on a breathing tube why would they perform dialysis on their kidney?

If someone is brain dead and on a breathing tube why would they perform dialysis on their kidney?

Brain death: If a patient is declared brain dead, there is no use for hemodialysis. Hospitals usually stop all therapeutic procedures on such patients along with having the patients have their breathing tubes removed. ...Read more

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Subsequent to inserting breathing tube patient has no breath sounds in left lung what could have happened?

Subsequent to inserting breathing tube patient has no breath sounds in left lung what could have happened?

Taking a test?: No breath sounds on the left after placing an endotracheal tube usually means the tube is in too far and is only aerating the right lung. Simple fix, pull the tube back. ...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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Had endoscopy when presented to hosp after projectile vomiting blood. Breathing tube was used. I am still hoarse after 7 wks. How long does this last?

Had endoscopy when presented to hosp after projectile vomiting blood. Breathing tube was used. I am still hoarse after 7 wks. How long does this last?

See your doctor.: I would think that any hoarseness that was present from intubation at that time should be improving by now. I would talk to your gastroenterologist or your regular doctor to check on it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Airway dilation, what's the chance of needing a trach? Now has leak around her breathing tube. 24wk 6 day preemie girl. 1lb 6.2oz @birth 3lb 9.4 oz

Airway dilation, what's the chance of needing a trach? Now has leak around her breathing tube. 24wk 6 day preemie girl. 1lb 6.2oz @birth 3lb 9.4 oz

Air leak: Some degree of air leak is OK so long as there is adequate ventilation. It is preferable not to do a tracheostomy because very small size of baby. The neonatologist can elect to change to bigger size tube if ventilation becomes ineffective. ...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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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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Can I have a endotracheal tube inserted while completely awake for nose job to protect airway if I want? Getting nose job done under local anesthesia

Can I have a endotracheal tube inserted while completely awake for nose job to protect airway if I want? Getting nose job done under local anesthesia

Endotracheal tube: Endotracheal tube cannot be inserted when you're fully awake because you would not be able to tolerate anything down your airways without coughing and laryngospasm (spasm of your voicebox). Only when the muscles are paralyzed by anesthetic or when you are out of it due to a respiratory distress you can have endotracheal tube placed. ...Read more

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I can blow air out of my ear by pinching my nose and breathing out. With no force, it just flows out of my ear. No pain/injury. Ear tubes 10 yrs ago?

I can blow air out of my ear by pinching my nose and breathing out. With no force, it just flows out of my ear. No pain/injury. Ear tubes 10 yrs ago?

Better check that: Sounds like your eardrum is not making a seal; 10 yrs is a long time. Also, your eustachian tube is not offering much resistance; you might just introduce bacteria into the middle ear - leading to an ear infection. Try not to do that often. Someone should examine your ear, and do tympanometry - puffing air into the ear canal and checking drum function. Make appointment for Otolaryngology. ...Read more

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I have a sticky discharge that coats the inside of my nose and builds up to block respiration. It goes down my sinus tube. It's not allergies. What?

Why not?: You can't rule out allergy (hay fever) but it may also be from atrophic rhinitis or a sinus infection. See an allergist or ENT please. ...Read more

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What happens when the endotracheal tube is inserted in a preemie?

What happens when the endotracheal tube is inserted in a preemie?

We miss something??: This insures an adequate airway and allows for delivery of oxygen and or medications to a baby who is not breathing adequately on their own. Did you have some specific concern? This site is not a chat room, so if there is another part of this question we have not addressed, please start over. Your questions are not linked, so each must have enough background info for us to go on. ...Read more

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