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Can et tube help if you have upper airway obstruction?

Can et tube  help if you have upper airway obstruction?

Yes!: An endotracheal tube is one of the ways that upper airway obstruction can be managed in an emergency, because it goes into the windpipe (trachea) and provides a route for air exchange. However, it's important to identify the cause of the obstruction: obesity, sleep apnea, enlarged tonsils, cancer, or a large thyroid gland are among possible causes. Finding and treating the cause is key. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Can you use an asthma inhaler if you don't have asthma?

Can you use an asthma inhaler if you don't have asthma?

You decide: Any medicine strong enough to do good is strong enough to do bad.I recall one runway model who found an inhaler dulled her appetite. She died when the heart stimulating effect in the med caused a fatal rhythm.Using any med without proper monitoring is foolish, but adults often make that choice. ...Read more

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Can saline nasal spray make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?. Do you spray it towards your ears like you do for The Eustachian tube?

Can saline nasal spray make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?.  Do you spray it towards your ears like you do for The Eustachian tube?

No, and yes: Saline nasal spray would help in Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, and yes you spray it inside your nose pointing towards your ears to irrigate the whole nasal cavity and reach the throat where the Eustachian tube opening is located ...Read more

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Can musinex make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?.

Can musinex make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?.

Eustachian tube issu: Unlikely - mucinex - contains guafenesin - the same ingredient in Robitussin. It is a mucolytic - thins mucus out - and thus would NOT likely cause any issues with the eustachian tube that drains the inner ear into the back of the throat - A decongestant might help your situation ...Read more

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Can you fly with eustachian tube dysfunction?

Can you fly with eustachian tube dysfunction?

Yes You Can: When you are in the plane you can chew gum.yawn or drink liquids during take off and landing If you suffer from allergies take your allrgy pill like Claritin or zyrtec and use steroid nasal drops if prescribed and take Sudafed if you do not suffer from hypertension Allergy pills also come with Sudafed like claritinD24 HOURS ...Read more

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If your difficulty breathing responds to asthma rescue inhalers, does that guarantee you don't have anxiety and you have a real lung disorder instead?

If your difficulty breathing responds to asthma rescue inhalers, does that guarantee you don't have anxiety and you have a real lung disorder instead?

Not necessarily: I see you have belching, reflux, and now have experienced improved breathing with a rescue inhaler. The improvement with a rescue inhaler indicates you have reversible airway reactivity. This is not a disease of the lungs but, rather, a tendency of the muscles of the airways leading to your lungs to go into a spasm and possibly have inflammation. This can be on an allergic bases as in traditional asthma. In your situation the reflux may be causing small amounts of acid to seep into the airways making them more reactive. Food allergies can trigger increased reflux by causing esophageal inflammation. Having airway reactivity can cause anxiety and having anxiety can worsen airway reactivity as well as increase the severity of reflux. You will need to have the reflux addressed, determine if you have a problem with the ability of food to stay in your stomach and not come back up, see if your belching could be due to Helicobacter Pylori, for example, an infection that can be treated, and determine of you have chronic inflammation in your airways needing treatment. ...Read more

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Should i avoid prednisone for asthma when allergies cause coughing fits, wheezing, mucus wakes me up choking? Asthma not responding well to inhalers.

Should i avoid prednisone for asthma when allergies cause coughing fits, wheezing, mucus wakes me up choking? Asthma not responding well to inhalers.

Asthma: Obviously your asthma is not well controlled. If you have not done so already, you should consult an allergist to control your allergies and asthma better. There are more options for severe asthmatic if the inhalers do not suffice to control the asthma. ...Read more

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Why might a baby need breathing tubes?

Why might a baby need breathing tubes?

Immature lungs: He may be premature and his lungs are not fully expanded or he may have heart disease among other things. ...Read more

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My child has a bronchial asthma. What spray or inhaler can you recommend?

My child has a bronchial asthma. What spray or inhaler can you recommend?

Meds for asthma: There are 2 basic types of medications for asthma, and any patient who has frequent symptoms needs both types. Rescue inhalers are bronchodilators like albuterol, that relax the smoothe muscles and promote the movement of secretions. Even more important are controller medications like montelukast and inhaled steroids, because these medications decrease the inflammation at the heart of the attacks. ...Read more

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If you have asthma, copd, bronchospasm can benzos aggravate the condition?

No, but don't help: Benzos won't exacerbate the underlying medical condition, but because they tend to cause suppression of the respiratory center in the brain, they can make it harder for your body to respond optimally to it's internal compensatory mechanisms as well as to to medications. ...Read more

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Could you pick up asthma if you smoke?

Could you pick up asthma if you smoke?

Define "pick up": You do not "pick up"asthma like you would a strep throat after exposure to an infected person. However, anyone with the predisposition (genetics) or lung sensitivity (acquired) can allow it to emerge & become symptomatic if they smoke. Other issues like the lung disease alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency or sarcoid can predispose a smoker to have more dramatic lung disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me patulous eustachian tube healing time?

Can you tell me patulous eustachian tube healing time?

Ear: Tough question. really depends on the cause be it allergies or a cold. Best to see an ENT and get a hearing test to check it out ...Read more

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Can you tell me about rescue treatments with bronchial asthma issue?

Can you tell me about rescue treatments with bronchial asthma issue?

Quick acting med: There are two types of medicines used to treat asthma: controller medications and rescue medications. Controlled medications are meds used every day to decrease the inflammation of asthma -- inhaled steroids. Rescue medications are bronchodilator meds (albuterol for example) that are used if one has asthma symptoms. These are quiclk acting, work to reverse the muscle spasms that cause acute asthma. ...Read more

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If you have asthma, can breathing be harder when your pregnant?

If you have asthma, can breathing be harder when your pregnant?

True: Pregnancy brings on many changes that affect breathing: the extra weight and a big uterus pushing up against the diaphragm, are two factors normal for all moms. However, maternal asthma during pregnancy is less predictable; equally 1/3 get worse, better, or, sure enough, stay the same. Thankfully, asthma almost always eases up around the time of delivery (perhaps due to excess hormones). ...Read more

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Can you donate a lung if you have asthma?

Can you donate a lung if you have asthma?

Depends: It depends on the severity of your illness, generally only pristine lungs are desirable due to the complexity of the transplant and the difficulty that lung transplants tend to impose on the transplantee. ...Read more

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Can Zyrtec make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?

NO: NO. It will help dry up mucus trapped in the eustachian tube. ...Read more