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What would happen if you threw up while sleeping face up?

What would happen if you threw up while sleeping face up?

Inhale vomit: If someone vomited during the night they would normally awaken first. It is quite rare for a non-intoxicated person to spontaneously vomit, mid-sleep. However, this is common in the setting of intoxication with any sedating drug (e.g. Alcohol, benzodiazepines, barbiturates), whereby the person is so sedated that they don't awaken when vomiting, resulting in aspiration of vomit, which can be fatal. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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7 mo old had gerber straw/ban ate 2 bites didn't like it. 4 hours later threw up worse than ever before while sleeping. Allergy? No rashes or fever.

7 mo old had gerber straw/ban ate 2 bites didn't like it. 4 hours later threw up worse than ever before while sleeping. Allergy? No rashes or fever.

Food Allergy: The only way to know is to have the child see an allergist for appropriate testing, for you to keep a diary, introduce foods slowly and one new food per week. There is also something known as food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (fpies) which is most worrisome bc the vomiting and diarrhea can lead to dehydration. Be safe for ur child and c ur allergist. ...Read more

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Felt sick while sleeping, woke up, throw up nothing but air, after puking i spit small amounts of blood with saliva from throat ? What could it be ?

Felt sick while sleeping, woke up, throw up nothing but air, after puking i spit small amounts of blood with saliva from throat ? What could it be ?

It could be: Quite a few things which would depend upon much more detail, and an exam. The actual details of the vomit are not as important as the fact that it is occurring. If this keeps up i would recommend a trip to your doctor, or a competent urgent care center, or ed. ...Read more

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Why does my 4-month-old son scratch his face while sleeping?

Why does my 4-month-old son scratch his face while sleeping?

Reflexive movement: Infants have several automatic body movements - called reflexes. The grasp reflex may be the cause of your child's movements. Keep his nails trimmed and if there is a small scratch apply neosporin twice a day. http://www.whattoexpect.com/baby-behavior/newborn-reflexes.aspx http://www.babymed.com/baby-and-postpartum/how-cut-newborns-nails ...Read more

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My meningioma causes a spasm every 2-3 month at night, while sleeping.. since it is on the right side, the left side of my face goes into a spasm. is ?

My meningioma causes a spasm every 2-3 month at night, while sleeping.. since it is on the right side, the left side of my face goes into a spasm. is ?

Ask neurologist: It's hard to know if the symptoms are related to the meningioma. It depends on the location. If it were located near area of motor cortex controlling the face, it's possible it could trigger an occasional focal seizure. Sounds like a good question for the neurologist. ...Read more

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my mom is having a small diffuse swelling in the right side of the face since two days...and pain since15 days..pain is absent during sleep and chewin

my mom is having a small diffuse swelling in the right side of the face since two days...and pain since15 days..pain is absent during sleep and chewin

Few things: Need to check a few things. Make sure teeth look good if they are ok look for bites or interruption to skin. The swelling is concerning. If can't find reason go to doctor ...Read more

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While sleeping if arm is folded like V and up by my face it falls asleep but if down No. Is that how MS works.

While sleeping if arm is folded like V and up by my face it falls asleep but if down No. Is that how MS works.

Not MS symptoms: Sounds like you are compressing your ulnar nerve at the elbow when your arm is flexed at night. This is NOT MS, and should not cause you alarm, unless the numbness persists when up an about. If so, contact your doctor and get EMG testing. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause muscles in face to tighten up while sleeping?

Can anxiety cause muscles in face to tighten up while sleeping?

Yes: Certainly. Whenever one is anxious, our muscles tense up. Anxiety can also cause tooth grinding which will lead to pain and tense facial muscles. Grinding teeth usually does occur when asleep. ...Read more

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8 year old sweats excessively. During sleep, hair is saturated & beads of sweat on face. During play, his face drips with sweat. Friends not sweating.?

8 year old sweats excessively. During sleep, hair is saturated & beads of sweat on face. During play, his face drips with sweat. Friends not sweating.?

Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. There are also medical canditions that can cause this condition like: thyroid disease, heart disease, medications, lung disease and others. ...Read more