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Phlegm After Intubation
Is it normal to cough up brown phlegm or blood tinged mucous after outpatient surgery intubation and if so when should I see a doctor? Breathing fine.
However if continues after 48 hours would seek some advice from your doctor!
Hope this helps!
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Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
Rapid sequence intubation is done to minimize aspiration of gastric contents in to the lung.
When we preoxygenate a patient have suction ready and give induction agent like Propofol or etomidate and musclerelaxant and succnylcholine (anectine) rapidly while cricoid pressure on neck is maintained and the intubate in 45 seconds. ...Read more
For most patients, endotracheal intubation is done once the patient is asleep.
In some circumstances, it maybe necessary to perform with awake with local anesthetics and mild sedation. ...Read more
Airway Maintenance: It is the insertion of a tube into the trachea to maintain a secure airway. This is essential for safe general anaesthesia. ...Read more
Smoke, old blood: Most common cause of black phlegm would be from smoke such as from cigarette/marijuana smoking. Coal miners used to have black phlegm but now they wear protective gear. Another cause would be old dried up blood from a bad sinus infection or bronchitis infection. Heavily polluted air such as from a recent fire is another possibility. ...Read more
Not too bad: If you are asking this question, I imagine you have been told by an anesthesiologist to expect an "awake, fiberoptic intubation" due to concerns with your airway. Even though you will be awake enough to keep breathing and avoid choking, most "awake" fiberoptic intubations are done with moderate sedation. You will also be numbed along the path of the breathing tube. Some coughing may be the worst. ...Read more
Very well!: Sometimes a breathing tube needs to be placed through the nose when surgery is done on the jaw or facial bones, for example. The tube is gently introduced through the nose down into the windpipe (trachea) to help the pt breathe during surgery. It works the same way as a tube put in via the mouth to provide an airway for a pt under anesthesia. ...Read more
No, there is no stud: There is a myth about milk giving more mucus. Known allergy to milk protein can cause rashes, gastro-intestinal symtoms or eczema but the nasal allergies are not well documented. Neutramigen being hypo-allergenic milk is much less likely to give symptoms. Many times patient with gerd will have increased mucus production after spicy food or full meal and that can be attributed to food itself. I thi. ...Read more
Treatment...: If you have symptoms of infection, like fever, chills, decreased appetite, body aches, cold symptoms, etc., then you most likely have acute bronchitis which is treated w/ antibiotics. If you have no other symptoms, then it is likely chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more
It's natural: When running your breathing rate increases, which can be very drying to the airways. Increased phlegm production is a completely natural way to counteract this drying, even though in the winter outside it can be really annoying. My advice (as gross as it is) is to get good at spitting and snot rockets. Or wash your gloves often - that's what I do! Good luck. ...Read more
Thick Mucus: Greetings. Treating thick mucus first begins with hydration. Try a saline nasal wash like the NeilMed kits. Guifenessin commonly sold as Mucinex (guaifenesin) will also act as a mucolytic. Remember to drink plenty of water and even sleep with a humidifier. These actions should help resolve your thick mucus. ...Read more
Only in rare cases: Intubation involves using an instrument (called a laryngoscope) to help the health care provider see the vocal cords and trachea. If the patient has an unstable spine in his neck, perhaps from an auto accident, etc, there is a very remote chance that using the laryngoscopes could put strain in the pine and damage the spinal cord. Anesthesiologists are trained how to intubate all patients safely. ...Read more
Tube in nose: The endotracheal tube is put in through the nose instead of through the mouth. This is done in cases where the surgery being performed would be hindered by having a tube in the mouth. The anesthesiologist decongests the nose vigorously and uses a smaller tube to avoid trauma and bleeding. ...Read more
Depends why intubatd: If he was awake prior to intubation, he was probably given sedatives or anesthetics for the procedure. These may last a 1-3 hours in some patients and then he should wake up. However, they may be giving him sedatives while intubated to allow him to rest. If he was intubated because he was already unconscious, whatever is causing the unconscious condition must be corrected for him to wake up. ...Read more
Variable: Multiple factors contribute to the optimal dose such as patient comorbidities, weight and drug tolerance. The dose can be calculated as 1-2.5 mg/kg given as 40mg every 10 seconds until induction. ...Read more
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