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Treatment Patients Inhalation Anthrax
Depends on the type.: Patients with cutaneous anthrax can be treated as outpatients w/ doxycycline. However, inhalational anthrax is a very serious condition that requires hospitalization because of its high mortality rate. Patients will require IV antibiotics. They may also need support of heart and lung function due to the detrimental effects of the anthrax toxin on the body. Inhalation anthrax=possible bioterrorism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment for a cracked lower right rib? Breath sounds equal and bilateral but patient is intoxicated.
get xray: At this point the pt. (hopefully)should no longer be intoxicated.An xray is indicated to see if the rib is 'broke' and to rule out a pneumothorax.Even w/ breath sounds equal etc. Rib fxs. Generally heal on their own in 6-8 wks and just need protection while healing. Good luck! ...Read more
My father is a hemodialysis patient. He is experiencing shortness of breath. What could be the causes? Should he seek emergency medical treatment?
Yes: Mortality rate for untreated cutaneous anthrax is 10 -20 percent but less than 1% with correct antibiotic tx. The mortality rate for inhalation anthrax is around 75% (50 - 90 %) even with antibiotic therapy. Mortality rate for gastrointestinal anthrax is about 50 % (25 -60%). Effect of early antibiotic tx is uncertain for gi. Meningitis due to anthrax is just about 100% fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inhalational Anthrax: Symptoms of inhalational anthrax include: fever, sore throat, muscle pain ; fatigue which can evolve into respiratory problems or shock after a few days. However, please be aware that anthrax infections are rare in this country and are most likely to occur in someone who has higher risk job (such as woolsorters or people who work with animal hides or horns). Intentional bioterrorism w anthrax is. ...Read more
Long prevention: Anthrax, once clinically evident, usually kills quickly and treatment is not very effective. You may be referring to the 60 day course of antibiotics prescribed for some one exposed to anthrax. This is based on the findings of an outbreak in russia. Exposed individuals developed the disease up to 60 days after exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do I have inhalation anthrax? I was on webmd symptom checker it says I have it I have a scratchy throat mild fever of99.5 & slight shortness of breath
If patients are suspected of being exposed to anthrax, should they be quarantined or should other family members be tested?
I am an asthma patient and always using inhaler, now my tounge is white for last few years.
What is cause and how to cure?
Medicine reaction: Bronchodilators and inhaled steroids can cause changes in the normal tissues of the tongue and the types of bacteria present in the mouth--especially in the airflow path of the drugs. Brush/scrape your tongue every time you clean your teeth and rinse your mouth after every use of your inhaler. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patient stabilizing: Smoke inhalation due to fire can cause three types of injuries including thermal injury to the airways, chemical injury and poisoning due to carbon monoxide or cyanide. The first thing to do is immediate assessment of the patient's airway, breathing, and circulation. After stabilizing the patient then he needs to be treated for each specific type of injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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I accidentally i healed some smoke from beeswax candles i blew out. What's the best natural treatment for this? I've been inhaling essential oils
Living life: I do not see any symptoms or negative signs of an injury or illness here. What causes you concern? ...Read more
Yesterday i couldn't inhale properly & i had the urge to cough, today it turned into a dry cough. I'm also suffering from a mild fever. Treatment?
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