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My doc wants me to be on my nasal cannula after my c hyst. Why? I was healthy till they operated on me.
What safety precautions should a home health aide take when a patient is receiving oxygen through a nasal cannula?
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Huh?: As an ent, I have never heard of a peripheral nasal cannula to stop nosebleeds. I am assuming you are referring to some type of nasal packing. Usually there is a string or something attached if it needs to be removed, but might not have anything for you to see. You should see the doctor who put it in for the correct followup. You may not be able to see it. ...Read more
Likely: There is a good chance it will, especially if it's not humidified. It also depends on the flow, though. ...Read more
What can I use in my nose to keep it from drying out from using oxygen through a cannula at nighttime?
Not Petrolatum!: Use a lanolin based cream applied with a Q-tip. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy today at 1130 and had propofol and oxygen cannula in nose and as soon as I woke up started sneezing running nose and hasn't stopped. ?
What could it be? A bad vitamin-ey smell in nose and trach cannula? Have been taking inhaled tobramycin and cefepime through picc line for pneumonia and have been off them both for 8 days.
What : What other medical problems do you have? Why do you have a tracheostomy tube? What was the offending bacteria causing your pneumonia? Most importantly--how are your symptoms? Fever, breathing ok, sputum from your trach tube? As an otolaryngologist, I have a lot of experirnce with nasal/sinus issues and trach tubes. My guess is that you are recovering from a significant insult to your respiratory tract. The organisms that were treated are likely gone, but you are left with the aftermath. The lungs are likely transiently damaged and need to recover. That can include the mucociliary clearance of the mucous produced normally in the lungs as well as byproducts of the infection--these can all lead to abnormal smell from the respiratory tract. For you now, pulmonary toilet (the actions you do to cealn out your lungs, trachea, and tracheostomy tube) is going to be very imortant to clean all that "crud" out. Deep coughing and deep suction with saline "spritzes" are important, nebulized saline will loosen the secretions and allow for easier clearance. Saty hydrated. If you are having worsening symptoms, see your doctor. He or she may be able to stop a situation from getting worse and keep you out of an er or from getting admitted to the hospital. ...Read more
Can u put chapstick on your nose if you have oxygen i'm getting sores on my nose from my nasal canula?
Why would i get tachycardia hypertensive s.O.B (put on a nasal canula) and chills after anesthesia?Happened 2 yrs ago after thyroid surgery
pain, side effect: Chills and shivering occur after anesthesia because the anesthetics impair the normal temperature regulation in the brain. This resolves after a short time in the recovery room. Increased heart rate and BP in a young healthy patient are most often secondary to post op pain and improve with adequate pain control. Oxygen is usually administered in the recovery room as anesthetics impair respiration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had conscious sedation for an mri and oxygen delivered by canula through nose. Nose started to run almost straight after and lots of sneezing. What can I do to stop it and how long will it last?
Oxygen delivery: I think you are asking about the 2-pronged oxygen or air delivery nasal cannula. Simply follow the curve of the cannula prongs as you place it into the nose. Check with the respiratory therapist for exact placement and adjustment as necessary to decrease nasal crusting, stuffiness and risk of bleeding. ...Read more
Will i need another gastroscopy if they couldn't take biopsies? As it was horrific for me & lots gagging as they couldn't get cannula in to sedate me
Better sedation: You may require better sedation next time. The doctor will discuss the risks and benefits with you to repeat the study. ...Read more
- Take nasal decongestant