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What do you do if a person stops breathing but they still have a pulse?

What do you do if a person stops breathing but they still have a pulse?

Clear their airway: Make sure nothing is obstructing their airway and move them on their side. If they still don't breathe return them to their back and start mouth to mouth breathing. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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How long after someone stops breathing can you still revive him?

How long after someone stops breathing can you still revive him?

Depends on temp: Depending on the patient's temperature from 4 minutes to hours. People who are immersed in very cold water may often do quite well up to 1-2 hours after drowning. Most patients suffer severe brain injury after 2 to 4 minutes of no breathing. ...Read more

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When a child stops breathing for about 10 seconds in his sleep, what is the cause of it?

When a child stops breathing for about 10 seconds in his sleep, what is the cause of it?

Get help!: Depending on age e.g. Between 3 and 6 months apnea like this is sometimes a forerunner of sids. No matter that a doctor does not find any abnormality, insist on an apnea monitor until the danger period is over (about the end of the first year). You may not get any alarms but you will surely sleep better.If the child is older it might be sleep apnea. ...Read more

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My 11 month old son stops breathing numerous times a night for about 10 seconds each. Whats wrong with him?

Several reasons: This cessation of breathing in an infant can be central - nervous system, obstruction - blocking air entering his lungs or a mix of both. This is rare in full term infants and should be evaluated by his physician for a cause. ...Read more

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If a patient with a hemothorax stops breathing, what should you do?

If a patient with a hemothorax stops breathing, what should you do?

Transport trauma Ctr: Ambubag pt. until help arrives At the trauma Ctr. he'll be intubated and Chest Tube placed low and lateral on the side of the hemothorax. Don't try this at home kids ...Read more

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Seven month old daughter that stops breathing frequently, what to do?

Seven month old daughter that stops breathing frequently, what to do?

See her doctor: If she is having extended pauses in her breathing she should be seen by her doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My one month old toddler stops breathing sometimes, what is the cause?

My one month old toddler stops breathing sometimes, what is the cause?

M.D. visit: It is important to check with your doctor. There are many causes of apnea in this age group. These will include enlarged adenoids, airway narrowing or central nervous system problems. Babies breathe through their noses and any congestion can also cause apnea. Keeping their nasal passages clear is important. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can I do if someone stops breathing due to coughing caused by a cold or flu?

Can you tell me what can I do if someone stops breathing due to coughing caused by a cold or flu?

Call 911 or...: Start CPR if you are comfortable to do so. However, apnea (stop breathing ) after cough spell due to cold or flu is very rare. ...Read more

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My gf son is vomiting a lot but he stops breathing after he's vomits then starts breathing. What should she do?

Not enough info: Would need to know how old child is, any prematurity history, ongoing medical conditions, duration of the apneic periods, etc., etc. If in doubt, at minimum, page pediatrician and ask for advice--if unable to contact, get checked in er for child's safety & wellbeing. ...Read more

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Wat to do with baby crying then suddenly stops breathing turn dark red and whole body turns hard for like 5-8 sec.

Wat to do with baby crying then suddenly stops breathing turn dark red and whole body turns hard for like 5-8 sec.

Breath holding spell: You are describing classical breath holding spell. Although scary, they are seldom serious. All you have to do is to break the crying spell - consoling, and trying not to get in to a situation. ...Read more

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My 11 month old baby turns purple when he cries or gets angry and he stops breathing is this bad? What can I do so that don't happen?

My 11 month old baby  turns purple  when he cries or gets angry and he stops breathing is this bad? What can I do so that don't happen?

Breath-holding : Spells can occur in infants, sometimes with " passing out" from constriction of blood vessels in the brain from blowing off carbon dioxide. If it's a breath-holding spell, you'll need to ignore it in an 11-mo.-old so it won't become a "learned behavior." you'll only be able to do so after your pediatrician rules out cardiac or neurological problems that shouldn't be ignored. ...Read more

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I noticed that my dad stops breathing sometimes while he is sleeping and I am worried about him. Is there anything wrong with him? I love him!

I noticed that my dad stops breathing sometimes while he is sleeping and I am worried about him.  Is there anything wrong with him? I love him!

He may have Sleep: Apnea, especially if he is overweight, snores, has daytime drowsiness & a + family history. Health risks of untreated sleep apnea can be quite serious. See www.sleepapnea.org/learn/sleep-apnea.html. Use your smart phone to video& audio record him during sleep. Show it to him, encourage him to see his doctor for a physical exam & referral for an overnight sleep study & save the video for his M.D. ...Read more

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How do you help someone who stops breathing from an asthma attack?

How do you help someone who stops breathing from an asthma attack?

It depends: If a person is having difficulty breathing due to an asthma attack, then they should receive albuterol, a common asthma rescue medication. If a person is not breathing due to an asthma attack, then lifesaving measures must be taken by initiating CPR and calling 911. Subsequent care by authorities will focus on treating the underlying asthma attack. ...Read more

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