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Stop Breathing Unconscious
A few minutes: Actually, it depends upon many factors. Breath holding is practiced by some who want to set records, but they train, hyperventilate & fill the lungs with 100% oxygen. Even so, oxygen deprivation & carbon dioxide elevations may cause damage or death, so it is not a good idea. For most, maximum voluntary breath holding does not exceed 1 or 2 minutes, or loss of consciousness & death may occur. Mfm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ABC: If baby is unconcious conduct quick evaluation: check the airway , check for breathing by looking at chest and abdominal wall movements and listenning with your ear to baby's nostrills and mouth and possibly feeling flow of the air on your ear/cheek also skin would turn pale or cyanotic if not breathing, and finaly check heart rate. Recomend to take basic life support training with such concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If they have a pulse and are breathing, there is no need for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or chest compressions. Unconscious people can have both, one or none of the above. In the new guidelines for cpr, if you come across someone who is unconscious and not breathing, start doing rapid chest compressions. Trained medical professionals are encouraged to look for a pulse before starting cpr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
911: Call 911 immediately. Then raise their legs to increase venous return. ...Read more
Every morning I wake up with gas discomfort, i was told I'm Breathing through mouth while sleeping, how can I change this unconscious habbit?
Sleep study: You may benefit from a sleep study if your nocturnal mouth open breathing is associated with snoring. I doubt that your symptoms of feeling bloated are a direct consequence of this habit since you don't keep your mouth open all night long. More questions: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Virtual appointment Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
If a pt is unconscious, not breathing, and has a pulse, start rescue breathing? The person was pale, not blue. Someone tried to stand her up and do the heimlich man. Im fairly certain the person had a carotid pulse and gave her breaths, but wonder if we
My wife (7 month preg) got hit on left temple 4 day back. She was unconsious for 5 min & breathing heavily. Consulted with Neuro and he asked to take Penadol Tab. Still she has severe headache, dizziness, sleepy, tired. No other symptoms. Please advise w
Death likely from congestive heart failure; gurgling when breathing, then loss of consciousness/foam coming from nose/mouth. Could cpr have helped?
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