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Pertussis Lungs And Breathing
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Cardiology tests seem in clear but pulm CT scan of chest showed hyperinflated lungs and breathing function test was poor. What is next step?
Breathing sounds: With severe croup, you may hear stridor, which is an inspiratory sucking or squeaking sound. This is a sign of severe tracheal narrowing and warrants immediate medical attention. With pertussis, there are many coughs in a row (>5) which makes it hard to breath in between. Sometimes there's a whooping sound after the cough attack. For both conditions, the child should be evaluated. ...Read more
My 2 year old has had a cough for a month. Negative for pertussis. It has now become a wet cough, mostly at night and rattles in her chest. Any ideas?
Chest congestion and right sided pain following pertussis diagnosis, treatment. Do i need recheck? Pain is up right side from base of ribs to neck.
2w w/cold symptoms but cough has lingered & my ribs hurt. Tingly sensation on chest. Scared of pertussis vaccinated last year & mom to 6mo vacc baby.
Prob not pertussis: both of u being vaccinated recently make pertussis less likely. Good idea 2 b careful of any illnesses around ur baby though. all family members should b vaccinated against flu and pertussis. With ur symptoms, I would see a doctor to see if u have pneumonia, bronchitis, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
12 yo negative for pertussis. Zpack no effect. Strep positive/Possible pneumonia. 4th day of Cefdinir & still coughing/tightness of chest. Thoughts?
After having pertussis for several weeks and spending 3 days in a hospital I have aexperienced a heavy feeling in my chest and a lump in my throat ?
See your doctor.: After a rough experience like that you should be seeing your doctor again soon anyway. I would give him/her a call and share those symptoms. ...Read more
Short of breath: A person would get short of breath, have a difficult time taking a deep breath, sometimes may have some associated pain from the origin of the lung injury. ...Read more
Clearing the airways: Ciliated cells line the trachea, bronchi and smaller airways. The beating of the cilia transports any particles, that land on the them, towards the mouth and on the way such particles may be coughed out or swallowed. Maintaining the potency of the airways is essential for breathing. ...Read more
Iron lung=muscles: An iron lung is a device (negative pressure ventilator)you lie in up to your neck. Air is pumped in and out around you, so your lungs expand and contract; it breathes for you. It replaces the mechanical part of breathing that your muscles perform, so it was used for polio patients. It doesn't help if you can't exchange gases efficiently. You need oxygen therapy for that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO!!!: No steam is boiling water in vapor form and could burn your lungs. Now cold steam will not work either. Cells in the lung called macrophages will "clean" the lungs over time. Avoid smoke. ...Read more
How long after breathing has stopped, with no air in lungs, does cerebral hypoxia begin to happen?
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Why LPR refux causes breathing difficulties is there any test to detect acis is aspirating to lungs?
It burns the mucosa: Acid reflux damages the mucosa but also there is a reflex bronchospasm. Chronic aspiration can cause pulmonary fibrosis (as one of the contributing theories/factors) even cause bronchiectasis or rupture of lung tissue. Barium swallow or direct visualization are few of the tests. ...Read more
I am have difficulty breathing. It feels like there is pressure on my chest and lungs. Advice/help please?
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