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What's the most natural treatment for pneumothorax?
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
3 doctors agree
In brief: What's natural ?
Time works if you are lucky.
If not, you can die of a tension pneumothorax pretty quickly. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this but if the ptx is small and you are closely followed you might be able to avoid surgery. Hopefully you are seeing someone qualified.

In brief: What's natural ?
Time works if you are lucky.
If not, you can die of a tension pneumothorax pretty quickly. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this but if the ptx is small and you are closely followed you might be able to avoid surgery. Hopefully you are seeing someone qualified.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: Observation
Observation is the most natural treatment but only for so long as the patient is not short of breath that oxygenation is compromised.
Otherwise, a tube is inserted in the chest cavity to drain the air that is compressing the lung. Needle aspiration of pneumothorax is unreliable. Pain medication may also be needed.

In brief: Observation
Observation is the most natural treatment but only for so long as the patient is not short of breath that oxygenation is compromised.
Otherwise, a tube is inserted in the chest cavity to drain the air that is compressing the lung. Needle aspiration of pneumothorax is unreliable. Pain medication may also be needed.
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
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