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What are the symptoms and treatments of mild or moderate respiratory acidosis?

What are the symptoms and treatments of mild or moderate respiratory acidosis?

Respir. acidosis: Respiratory acidosis is the result of insufficient breathing in which you do not get rid of enough carbon dioxide, so it backs up in your blood stream and causes an acidosis. The treatment is to improve breathing. Sometimes you just need to stimulate or make the patient more alert, use antidotes for narcotic medications or sedatives, or use a breathing machine, if severe. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more


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What is respiratory treatment for a stroke?

What is respiratory treatment for a stroke?

After a stroke: The stroke the patient is evaluated by speech pathology to see if there is abnormal swallowing which can lead to pneumonia. If stroke is severe pt may be on breathing machine in intensive care. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for respiratory failure?

What is the treatment for respiratory failure?

Depends...: Respiratory failure results when a person is not able to adequately ventilate themselves. This can be caused by many conditions so part of the treatment is to treat the underlying cause. In the meantime, the patient would likely need oxygen therapy, non-invasive or even invasive artificial ventilation, depending on the severity of the respiratory failure. Abgs would help determine initial therapy. ...Read more

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If someone has respiratory failure, what treatment is used to revive them?

If someone has respiratory failure, what treatment is used to revive them?

Respiratory support: usual therapy is bronchodilators , bipap assisted ventilation if needed. many diseases can cause respiratory failue including lung-copd,ipf,pneumonia), cardiac with severe congestive heart failure and neuromuscular failure to name a few ...Read more

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What is the treatment for respiratory syncytial virus?

What is the treatment for respiratory syncytial virus?

Supportive: Supportive care means close monitoring of the infant for any signs of breathing problems or shortness of breath (rapid breathing more than 60 times a minute, labored breathing etc.). The doctor may decide to hospitalize the infant and administer oxygen. Other treatments may include nasal suction and nebulized albuterol. Inhaled steroids and antibiotics are not effective. ...Read more

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How to manage strong side effects of Corticosteroids pills for respiratory sarcodosis and also for long term treatment.

How to manage strong side effects of Corticosteroids pills for respiratory  sarcodosis and also for long term treatment.

Steroids: there are non-steroid alternatives to steroids when needed to treat a chronic illness. Ask your doctor about these. Some include plaquenil, methotrexate, imuran, remicade (infliximab) and others. Long term use of steroids can cause many problems but should never be stopped suddenly or without medical supervision but there are alternatives. ...Read more

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What is treatment of upper respiratory tract infection?

What is treatment of upper respiratory tract infection?

URTI = common cold: If fever, headache and malaise, anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen can be helpful. Rest. Stay hydrated to thin nasal secretions. Warm saline gargles and saline nasal spray or irrigations are also helpful for sore throat and cough, post nasal drip respectively. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for upper respiratory tract infection?

Cold: There is no treatment that works particularly well for the usual upper respiratory tract infection. The vast majority of these are caused by viruses for which there is no treatment. You are treating only the symptoms (runny nose, mild cough, feeling yucky); the otc cold medications help some with these symptoms, and are ok to use, but they are not a cure. ...Read more

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I get recurring lower respiratory infections. I have had 5 since october. What type of doctor should I go to for treatment?

I get recurring lower respiratory infections. I have had 5 since october. What type of doctor should I go to for treatment?

Pulmonologist: I'm a little partial to this answer. A pulmonologist could help you to determine whether the recurrent infections are due to underlying structural lung disease or if you have an immune deficiency. ...Read more

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Respiratory acidosis. When does the PCO2 become too high? I'm already at 60.1 mmHg (VBG), O2 sat. is 53.2%. Stable or in need or treatment?

Respiratory acidosis. When does the PCO2 become too high? I'm already at 60.1 mmHg (VBG), O2 sat. is 53.2%. Stable or in need or treatment?

Pulmonologist: These values are consistent with poor lung function and respiratory acidosis is likely. A pulmonologist should be involved in your care for diagnosis and treatment. Your low oxygen saturation would be treated with cautious use of low flow nasal oxygen to avoid further elevation (and retention of CO2) of your pCO2. ...Read more