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 Sinus problems often Before or while sleeping, solution?
Often before I attempt to sleep my nose will either completely block up or shift blockage from left to right or right to left with a complete blockage during transition,
If I do any amount of ...

 how would u know if u have asthma?
how would u know? some people can just get an asthma attack with no warning so any1 could get it but it makes me think if we had a serious 1 we woulod die b4 ambulance got to person?...

 i get a lot of chest pains and anxiety attacks.?
any advice? I think i might have a panic disorder. I'm not rich and i don't have a job yet. I have no health insurance and would like to know home remedies. T...

 Anti Snoring Medications?
My mate snores terribly. Do you know of any medications that really, really work?
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He's tried the strips (but thank you for the idea. The strips don't seem ...

 asthmatic 4 year old who constantly gets coughs?
my son is four and has asthma he has a qvar beclometasone preventer inhaler and also a ventolin inhaler but he constantly gets coughs, most of the time he gets given steroids for it from the doctor ...

 i need asthma tips?
ive had asthma all my life can anyone tell me how to treat it so i wont need any ...

 How many people in the United States have preexisting or chronic conditions?

 statistically, does anyone know of symptoms, that workers that were at 911 suffer from?

 can you name a few lung diseases?
cause my cousins friend has a VERY bad disease, the type that she needs a lung transplant for, and i forgot what it was called......

 I have extensive emphysema,most all activities wear me out should I draw up a living will?

 what are long term side effects of asthma medications?

 Do I still have asthma?
I'm 14 and havent had an asthma attack since I was about 8 but when I exercise during and after I find it hard to breathe out. Does having asthma imply that you must have asthma attacks to go ...

 The Green Mile?
Okay do you know of any questions that remain unanswered in the book? Questions that leave us hanging?

I must come up with ten and so far I only have 1.

How did Paul Edgecomb ...

 Sun makes me ill?
I'm a male14 year old and when i go to school or out in the sun or hot weather i get very bad headaches, can't breath, loose energy.

In school i got so bad that the teacher had ...

 I have laryngitis I also have school tomorrow should the make me go?
I've had it for about 4 days now what do i do?...

 Is it wrong that I called into work cause I had a huge panic attack?
It has lasted for over 4 hours. And it suuuuuuuucks.

I never really miss work, but i could barely talk.

Maybe I just naturally feel guilty.

I wish it would go ...

 A summer cold?
Well my nose was running my dad left me asleep so I couldn't go to school even if I wanted to Im not 100% but I want to go back tommorrow,and I hope im better by saturday what can I do ,Im ...

 why cant i walk far without gasping for breath?
last year after months of feeling ill i was diagnosed with heart failure and several small clots to the lung. now after months of recovery i find it impossible to walk even 150 yards without gasping ...

 What comprises the respiratory system?

 dry spot in my throat that makes me feel like I'm choking...?
Whenever I am in the final stages of a cold where I have a slight cough, runny nose etc...occasionally I get a sensation that slowly comes on in my throat-it feels like a dry spot of some kind. It ...

How do you fix a collapsed and punctured lung?
I'd like to know, because in a story I'm writing, someone has a punctured/collapsed lung.

I need to know how long it takes to heal, how the doctors fix it, and how long you can't do physical activity and sing for. Basically, all you know about punctured/collapsed lungs.

Deborah M
On accessmylibrary.com there is an article in which surgeons repaired a punctured lung using surgical glue, this might make and interesting turn for your story.

My lung was collapsed when i was born.
They made an incision under my left armpit about an inch 1/2 long. My mom told me it took around 3 or 4 stitches. What they had to do was stick this tube thing into the hole and pump it up somehow.
Sorry, thats all i know.

The docs will insert a chest tube to drain off any accumulated blood and to allow the lung to re inflate.


lina inverse
well please try to put in your story only 1 lung that is punctured, cause with both punctured, survival might be pretty impossible, or at the very least leave the victim with brain damage due to depletion of oxygen to the brain.

the punctured lung we are assuming is a penetrating injury? like a stab or a gunshot? then the symptoms will be that the lung is filling up with blood and some lymphatic fluid, the person will be extremely short of breath, probably unconscious or very nearly so. they will likely fall to the ground, and in that position (supine) may still remain conscious.

as breath is drawn into the lung some will escape, a gurgling sound both at the site of the injury (a leaky balloon that is filled with blood). the blood will also be apparent probably from the mouth and possibly also from the nose.

their skin color will be "dusky" (think pale lilac or greyish pink); lips will have a bluish tinge.

they will feel restless and confused (decreased oxygen to brain).

inability to speak, or only speak in a "gurgling" type (think "talking while under water").

treatment would be immediate pressure to the punctured area to prevent futher leakage of air. a petroleum jelly 4x4 sutured only in 3 sides (4th side left open to prevent a pneumothorax). a chest tube will be inserted, it used to be called a "pleurevac" where the blood and liquid are suctioned out gently and the lung will gradually start reinflating.

the victim will have all the symptoms of pneumonia. there will be absent or dimiinished breath sounds due to the infiltration of blood and fluid. there will be an assymetrical rise to the chest (if the left side was punctured, it will remain relatively still and flat while the right side of the chest rises and falls relatively normally.

the patient will be immediately placed upon oxygen and a heart monitor. an oxygen monitor is called a pulse oximeter which measures the saturation of hemoglobin with the oxygen molecule. oxygen will be delivered via face mask or possibly nasal cannula. most likely a face mask as it can deliver a better dose of oxygen and not as likely dislodged. a heart monitor will be in place due to the risk of cardiac arrest secondary to respiratory failure. a "crash cart" will be in place at all times.

ventolin and other bronchodilator drugs will be administered, often by ultrasonic mist to dilate the alveoli (air sacs) within the lungs. respiratory therapists and a pulmonologist will be at close hand.

a mask valve respirator (ambu bag) will be available at all times if the patient ceases to breath or if their oxygen saturation (pulse oximetry reading goes to less than 85% or so....). epinephrine may also be administered to relax the airways and allow free passage of air and stimulate the adrenergic response of the body.

iv antibiotics are standard for this patient to prevent a deadly bacterial or viral pneumonia.

if the penetrating injury leaves a foreign object (bullet) surgery will be required after stabilizing the patient.

an emergency tracheotomy is always an option to maintain a patent airway. mechanical ventilation (respirator, ventilator, same thing) will also be considered if the patient "goes bad".

in spite of the pain, it is unlikely that the patient will receive pain meds because narcotic pain relievers depress the respirations, and in this case the respirations are the critical area of concern. non narcotic pain relievers will be used. no aspirin or motirin or any other NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) will be give as they prolong clotting time and could make the bleeding far more serious. this will be part of taking the history of the patient.

blood transfusion may be likely.

cross and type blood will be a test almost immediately. until then, they will hang an iv of normal saline to keep the volume of the patient stable.

frequent blood pressure readings will help assess the patient's hemodynamic status.

i think 4 days would result in stabilization, 4 weeks for most of the healing.

the patient would be encouraged to do deep breathing exercises as they recover in order to re-establish correct lung capacity and volume.

just me
I would talk to a surgeon or email a doctor in your area..

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