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Unable To Swallow After Intubation
PlanB: Youcan crush the tablets but put it in food to mask the alful taste ...Read more
I was eating puffed paady and its hard cover go and irritates my right side of tonsil I m feeling like pricking pain unable to swallow what to do?
Liquids: If this just happened I would wait a bit then try to swallow some liquids or something soft like banana or white bread dipped in milk. Avoid acidic juices. If the problem is severe or persists then you should seek medical attention. ...Read more
Can be serious: Esophageal problems causing dysphagia are usually related to strictures. Depending on where the problem arises, various procedures to relieve the blockage are available. This includes laser reopening, various forms of dilatation or a plasty type of procedure to widen the stricture site. Removal of the esophagus is usually relegated to carcinoma of the esophagus and is a large procedure. ...Read more
My 1 year old fell and bit through his tongue 5 hours ago, he is unable to nurse or swallow anything?
Is it possible that the botox which I had in my neck is a permanent injury since it's almost 9 months and I'm still unable to swallow?
Swallow vs Botox: You might be the first case ever! Call Allergen customer compliant division to open a case report.. ...Read more
Hi, I was prescribed Nitrofuratoin Monohyd Macro for a UTI, and am unable to swallow the pill so I emptied the contents in apple juice.?
That is ok: That is ok and as long as it gets in your stomach it will gets absorped it will work ...Read more
Need expert advice. After surgery, why could a person's throat have a problem that leads to being unable to swallow?
Variety of reasons: If the surgery is on the throat that is one reason simply swelling and healing. If the surgery was else where and required a breathing tube inserted into the trachea then there could be some swelling from that. In general difficult swallowing and hoarse voice recover ina few hours to a few days, If longer consider an ENT or neuro consult. ...Read more
Can I crush my medications since I'm unable to swallow such as Paxil, Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and others?
Some of them: Yes you can crush some medicines. As a general rule you cannot crush any capsules nor should you crush any pills which are extended release, sustained release or timed release eg. Meds which are "XR" or "CR" etc. So it is better to ask your doc or look up online on sites like webmd ...Read more
I swallow a lot of air. So unable to sleep. Have to exercise to burp out the air. Has been chronic (20yrs). No one has been able help me. Pls help.
What has been done?: Unfortunately, your problem is not uncommon and the solution is not always clear. Often "swallowing" air is a behavioral issue which needs psychological attention and training to stop from doing what may be the equivalent of a MOTOR TIC...a very annoying and hard to stop TIC. Other times it could be a FISTULA (communication) between the esophagus and windpipe. Tests needs to be done. ...Read more
Is it possible that I might eventually need a feeding tube because it's been 5 months after I had botox in my neck and still unable to swallow?
My 23yr. Old daughter woke up yesterday with sever pain in back of neck+ unable to move, gave her motrin didn't help and now worse and hard to swallow?
Go to the hospital: I am going to be frank. This is the very definition of a medical emergency. She must be seen by a physician urgently! ...Read more
Severe heartburn for 1st time & unable to lay down. Also ankle swelling next day (better with elevation) along with painful swallowing.
Female friend is a crystal Meth smoker she is complaining about pain on the right side of her chest, dizziness, Hot flashes, and unable to swallow?
Impossible to say: Depends on age and risk factors, but chest pain associated with methamphetamine use can always be cardiac in origin, and your friend needs to get checked out by her PCP or an urgent care setting. You might benefit from a few Alanon meetings to learn how to handle your own emotions about your friend, and to not enable her drug use. She needs help and I hope that she gets it soon, before more harm. ...Read more
I have a very painful ulcer on my tongue which is in contact with the teeth. Please prescribe a medication. I'm unable to swallow as I cannot move the?
What is this knot under left jaw bone, can't open mouth which has made me unable to eat, pain when swallowing, pain to the touch.?
See OMS: Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. You need to see an oral & maxillofacial surgeon to find out if you have an infected tooth, or some other process going on. ...Read more
I had my tonsils and adnoids out 8 days ago, and am still unable to open my jaw more than an inch. My throat is swollen so that I can't swallow. Help!
I have been unable to swallow for 3 days due to a throat infection - now I have been sweating really bad& feel like vomiting, is this all part of it?
Could be a strep inf: See a health care provider for an evaluation ...Read more
My condition resembles a throat ulcer, but way more painful, with constant ear pain; it makes me unable to talk/swallow for 5 days. What could it be?
Hard to say: It may be temporary but since 5 days have passed, and it is giving you trouble, have it checked by a doctor. Meds could be prescribed to help with symptoms and watch that it does clear up. ...Read more
Hi I have had a soar throat for about a week ago and have a severe ear infection but have noticed bumps on the back of my tongue I am unable to swallow easily and am receiving constant headaches and dizziness. Have you any advice or know what it may be?
I am experiencing mouth pain, unable to open mouth (jaw), gum pain, gum swelling, sore throat and difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids). The following also describes me: Fever. What should I do?
Pain/swelling: Please see a Dentist immediately. It sounds as if you have an infection that is spreading, and that can be quite dangerous. Please call immediately. ...Read more
Good Day, My throat is extremely painful and swollen inside. My ears hurt and nose too. Not sure if it is my thronsils that are inflamed or mumps or laryngitis? My throat is really red and I am unable to swollow my salivar or drink or eat
See doctor: You need to see a doctor. Not good to have issues with swallowing or potential compromise to airway. Get checked out right away. ...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
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
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