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Thick Secretions (Overview)

Thick secretions = dense excertions.


Thick Secretions (Overview)

Thick secretions = dense excertions.


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My daughter is 5 yrs old & has a very bad chest infection i just want to ask if she can use saline nebs to loosen thick secretions in her lungs?

My daughter is 5 yrs old & has a very bad chest infection i just want to ask if she can use saline nebs to loosen thick secretions in her lungs?

Bronchosaline: This is sold in may pharmacies over the counter in a big canister capable of delivering treatment size doses . It is commonly uses to dilute concentrated asthma medications but can be used to help loosen the mucous in the lungs & let it be coughed up. Make sure you keep your tubing clean between uses as the moisture can attract mold. I occasionally recommend it's use. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of thick toenails?

Is there a way to get rid of thick toenails?

See a podiatrist: Trimming the thickened toenails can be a solution. This can be done manually by grinding or can be done with a keratolytic (medication) which can be prescribed. Consider seeing a podiatrist because it may not just be thick toenails. There may be an underlying infection in the nail and/or under the nail that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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8th day of yellow, thick secretions. 7yo trachee. 99.7 is temp hi.Lung sounds a bit diminished of normal but not 'severe'. 6hr nebs. How long b4 go in?

Thick secretions: See your doctor if there is no improvement in the next24 hours. It is possible your child may have developed pneumonia. ...Read more

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My daughter is 5 yrs old & has a very bad chest infection i just want to ask if she can use saline nebs to loosen thick secretions in her lungs?

Bronchosaline: This is sold in may pharmacies over the counter in a big canister capable of delivering treatment size doses . It is commonly uses to dilute concentrated asthma medications but can be used to help loosen the mucous in the lungs & let it be coughed up. Make sure you keep your tubing clean between uses as the moisture can attract mold. I occasionally recommend it's use. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have white, thick vaginal secretion?

What does it mean when I have white, thick vaginal secretion?

May be (ab)normal: Every woman is different. Some naturally have white thick vaginal secretions while others don't. But if yours has changed, then we worry about infection, especially if you're itchy or if it has an odor. Only vaginal infection that can be treated w/o prescription is yeast. Douching is of no benefit. Bottom line, go see your doc for an evaluation if you're not sure. ...Read more

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My semen secretion is quite watery. It's not as thick as known to be. Do you think there's something wrong? Can that type also fertilise an egg?

My semen secretion is quite watery. It's not as thick as known to be. Do you think there's something wrong? Can that type also fertilise an egg?

Need semen analysis: There is great variation in viscosity (thickness) of semen from man to man & at different ages. Analysis is only reliable way to evaluate fertility potential of semen. No way any Dr. can answer your question from description of "quite watery". Good Luck. ...Read more

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Dad cannot clear his own secretions. Advanced dementia, 85 yrs old. At times coughs hard and thick saliva comes out.. For 8 mnths..Is he dying? Helpme

Dad cannot clear his own secretions. Advanced dementia, 85 yrs old. At times coughs hard and thick saliva comes out.. For 8 mnths..Is he dying? Helpme

My dad...: Went through the same thing. The secretion being coughed up is more than likely fluid that can't be pump out of the lungs and so it builds up in the lower respiratory system and then is expelled via the upper respiratory system. It is probably cardiovascular. Only way to know for sure is to check with doc. It sounds like he has lived long good life. I wish you and your father the best. ...Read more

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Thick white pnd 24/7? Why

Thick white pnd 24/7? Why

Severe allergies?: Constant PND from allergies is one possibility. The other is a viral infection that can lead to a sinus infection. If the symptoms persists for ?2-4 weeks or more, then it could lead to chronic sinusitis. Go see your doctor. A nasal spray (flonase) may be the only thing you need. ...Read more

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How does mens dicks go thick?

How does mens dicks go thick?

Engorgement of blood: Allows a man's penis to become erect. ...Read more

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How thick is our skin?

How thick is our skin?

Skin thickness: Skin thickness varies from 0.5mm thick on the eyelids to 4.0mm thick on the heels. (REF: http://www.histology.leeds.ac.uk/skin/skin_layers.php) ...Read more

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What makes semen thick?

What makes semen thick?

Seminal vesicle: The seminal vesicles contribute a thick, viscous substance to semen. ...Read more

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How can grow a thick beard ?

How can grow a thick beard ?

It's genetic: A few men have tried painting their faces with rogaine (minoxidil) but the results haven't been altogether salutary. Around 5% of men have no chest hair and very little facial hair, and if you are not genetically programmed to have a thick beard and a lot of body hair, you can't change this. Most women in the usa seem to prefer a smoother, thin-bearded man, & if you're fit, lean, muscular, this is all moot. ...Read more

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Is a thick placenta healthy?

Is a thick placenta healthy?

What does your drsay: Placentas vary in size all the time. A thick placenta may mean nothing right now. You should be asking your OB what it might mean. In severe rh incompatibility, the placenta gets very thick-but your OB can advise you on this. I'm not sure that i would worry about it right yet. If baby is growing well-be happy. ...Read more

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What makes your blood thick?

What makes your blood thick?

Many things: If by "thick" you mean prone to clot, then it can be genetics, medications or hormones. The most common way people "thicken" their blood, however is smoking. ...Read more

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What does thick placenta means?

What does thick placenta means?

Good question: In general, great than 4 cm. It's thought to be due to various intrauterine infections and increased fetal morbidity and mortality. The literature is all over the place, however. If baby is growing fine, that's all that's important. ...Read more