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What Can You Do For Someone Who Is Choking On A Glass Of Water
Let them cough: When someone chokes on liquids it usually means they have gotten the liquid into their windpipe and the irritation causes them to cough. It is a reflex to try and get the material out of the trachea and into the esophagus where it should be. Patting on the back or repositioning the head are of no help. Simply let them cough and keep them upright as this will permit the most effective cough. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me how likely is it to get mono if i accidentally drank out of the same water bottle as someone who has it?
Why would somebody who used to be able to drink with the best of them now get a headache after a single beer?
Depends: CPR will give you the best guidelines on what to do in the instance when someone is choking and/ coughing hard. It is imperative that you learn bls, basic life support. You can find classes at your local hospital, many community programs and the american red cross chapter nearest you. ...Read more
I am a diabetic and i need someone to tell me how much and what to eat on a daily basis i can not get the hang of it something like a menu ?
Not on the internet: There is no way to give you all the quality dietary information you need to be able to live the rest of your life with diabetes - just on the internet. Have your physician set you up with a good registered dietitian to answer all your dietary questions. Good luck and stay healthy. ...Read more
How many time should a healthy adult, who drinks a lot of water go to the toilet. When do you know for sure its constipation and you need medication?
Hard difficult BM: Constipation is a hard, difficult, painful bowel movement. Drinking a lot of water helps but so would more fiber in your diet. The frequency of the bowel movement is not as important as the consistency and pain associated with the bowel movement. A easily passed bm every three days would not be considered constipation by most mds. ...Read more
I heard that for every glass/shot of alcohol a person has, they should drink a glass of water to equal it out. Is this true?what is the reason for it?
I want to ask a question for a person of about 56 year and is a heart patient.
Is there any better option easy to do
instead of intaking feurosimide.
Glass in foot: Glass is a bioinert material, which means that it doesn't provoke an inflammatory, foreign body response. A piece of glass has the potential to remain for years and years with no detrimental effects. Many other materials are similar and are intentionally put into the body to correct problems. Think of lens implants, artificial hips and artificial heart valves, to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm wondering what is the harm if a waiter/waitress was talking and happened to get their spit from talking into a drink?
Harm is unlikely: While spit contains a number of potentially nasty organisms, there are many reasons it would be unlikely to be of harm. It is diluted in a drink and especially if the drink contains alcohol, that will neutralize most harmful organisms. Next stop is the stomach, highly acid and able to kill almost anything else. The only thing that might escape all of this would be tb. ...Read more
I'm not sure how to bring up the topic of ADD/ADHD and medication for the condition. I was wondering if someone could give me some advice on doing so!
Be honest and open: I am not a ADD specialist but I am a neurologist who has had shares of my discussion with patient with ADD/ADHD. There are clinical criteria ones need to made in order to meet the diagnosis. just be honest with your physician and make sure it is the correct diagnosis. there are several options for the condition. honesty is the best policy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need a lot of help because i'm one of those people that needs to be heavily medicated, whether I do it to myself or it is by a doctor. Sedation?
Heavily medicated?: What makes you say you need to be "heavily medicated"? You're surely suffering with something, and it's best to see a psychiatrist for an evaluation of what's going on. Sometimes other medical conditions mimic psychiatric ones, and this can be discovered. Also some conditions do need psychiatric medications; the right ones can be provided. Trying to do it to yourself invites other problems. ...Read more
Can you aspirate glass?Was moving entertainment set and glass broke it to small pieces,Nose is kind of irritated, is it possible? How would I know?
What will happen if I accidently swallowed a piece of a plastic wrapper from a popsicle? How do I know that it is in my body system? Please help.
Watch for symptoms: When you swallow something that is small usually the body gets rid of it in your stools. However, if the object is significantly large it might cause intestinal obstruction which requires immediate evaluation. You might present with abdominal pain and difficulty passing stools. If you are presenting symptoms please consider going to the ED. ...Read more
Could you please describe how important the clean water is for the patient in any hospital around the world and how harmful is it to use plastic galloon refilled water for patient?
I appreciate if you tell me your name and soecialist.tq
Clean water, yes: of course it is important. Does not need to be sterile, however, as long as the jar is clean and the source is drinking (potable) water such as you would use at home. If you doubt that the container is clean, then wash it yourself in warm soapy water and let it dry before filling. This would kill most germs. Ask if you can go to the source to fill it yourelf. I am an emergency physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp shards?: Broken glass? If there are sharp shards of broken glass in the back of the throat it can lead to lacerations or may be ingested. If that were the case, medical evaluation would be warranted. ...Read more
If someone chews tobacco daily but swallows it instead of spitting! what is this doing to the body, what do you recommend?
Bad heartburn: Stop chewing tobacco, or at least stop swallowing it. Tobacco juice causes lots of people heartburn. Treatment for heartburn may help, but stopping the tobacco is the answer - get help stopping if you have trouble, chewing tobacco is associated with mouth and oral cavity cancer, as well as cancer of the upper digestive tract. It is also a very unappealing and unhygienic habit. ...Read more
Please somebody answer, I have a major drink problem which is spiralling out of control. Do you have any tips to offer?
Please pick up the: Yellow pages or google 'alcoholics anonymous'. Call the number listed. Aa is a 12 step program that can aid you in your recovery. You will learn other ways to cope & will receive an automatic support system. Also consider working with an addiction medicine specialist. ...Read more
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