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 My 11 month old has a bad cough when I lay him down for bed and it keeps him up all night. What can I do?
I already tried Benedryl....


 Ingrown toenail?
The corner of my toe has been hurting for a few weeks now, and its getting worse, its where the nail and skin meet on my big toe. Do I have an ingrown toenail? If i do then how do I get rid of it? It ...


 Will the nicotine show up in my drug test?
I am starting a new job and had to take a drug test. I am not a normal smoker. I used to smoke and then I quit . But I was out with a friend on Wensday around 9 and I smoked 1 menthol ciggarete. I ...


 Any tips for getting a good night's sleep?
My doctor says I might have sleep apnea but I don't get to see the specialist until October 16th and, in the meantime, I'm waking up as tired as when I went to bed....


 Will smoking weed always make me feel like this?
i tried it for the first time yesterday... i didnt even know until my friend told me she put it in her hookah. at first i was dizzy and then i sat down for a while and the dizziness got a little ...


 When people throw their still lit cigarettes out the window... and i drive over them... any danger..can i re?
when driving in my car... i drive over lit cigarettes.. any danger?? other than them are inconsiderate pigs......
keep your stinking cigy buts in your smelly car...
it is illegal to throw ...


 Any tips on how to fall asleep fast?
Lately, I just haven't been able to fall asleep. I'll just be lying in bed for 30 mins to an hour (sometimes 2 hours) tossing and turning. It isn't my bed because I just got a new one, ...


 Is smoking weed bad for you realistically speaking?
i'm being serious....i smoked saturday for my first time and got real blazed....but it's not what people make it seem. i think that its an exageration of what people say when they say it...


 What makes us yawn?? :/?
i know we yawn when we're tired but what IS a yawn anyway n what causes it?...


 When i'm i hungry what can i do?
becouse i'm not ...


 Can anyone help me with this back/kidney area pain? Please!?
I have had this pain for a couple of days now and it is really starting to get to me. It's in my lower back on both sides. It is uncomfortable in any position, sitting, standing or laying down....


 10 points to the first person who can sensibly answer this. What is the difference between a phlebotomist and?
venisector? They both do exactly the same job so why the different names? - I know the answer!!...


 What are your views? smokers and non smokers?
I used to be a smoker, albeit not a big smoker more a social smoker.. for example would smoke maybe 10/20 cigarettes on a night out but then it wouldnt bother me if i didnt have one for another week. ...


 Ways to prevent "swimmer's ear" from coming back?
I went to the doctor when the pain got really bad, and he told me to keep using the ear drops that I have, which were prescription, not over-the-counter drops, but I also have an over-the-counter ...


 My right ear has been sort of vibrating when I make certain movements and feels clogged.?
For about 2 months now, very often my ear feels like when you have water in it, sort of clogged and when I make certain movements, it sort of vibrates. Sometimes Im not even moving and I hear a sort ...


 How can I learn to swallow pills?
I have a very hard ...


 I want to be a vegatarian but my parents wont let me. how do i let them let me become one?
...


 Does quitting smoking get easier as time goes by?
I have tried to give up smoking and feel like the craving wont ever end. Do they?
Its been really hard and i want to quit but dont know how long i can hold out for.
Help.
P.s all ...


 Trapped Wind!!!?
Whats a good cure or something that can help with trapped wind? Hopefully something that I could find at home....


 Please help me!!?
Ok i have this MAJOR headache and i dont know how to get rid of it!!! its hurtingg so badly but im a child so i cant take asprin!!! i actually think i have a migrane! HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!...



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What is a medical induced coma?
                     





DillyDallyLama
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It's a coma that's medically induced duuuuh


♥haggisbasher♥
It's when they keep you asleep with drugs, if they stop the drugs you will wake up.


amber e
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its one caused by a reaction to medicine or medically forced


jenniferevans32
when they give you so much medicine that it makes you go under


woodchip513
If I take too much insulin for my Diabetis, I can slip into a coma & never wake up again. Cool eh!


mistiful2001
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Its when doctors give you medication that puts you in a coma temporarly, and you can be brought out at any time. They do this for certain medical emergencys where if you were awake the condition could be life threatening and such. hope this helps


Styll
inducing someone into a "coma" via medication where it makes sense medically


shannonscorpio
It's a way for the body to rest. If medical providers feel that a person is too sick or injured to get well or even survive because the energy it takes to just "be", they'll put them into a drug-induced coma so that they can regain strenghth.


Jim C
It's not actually a coma. They sedate you to the point to where your body just basically functions on it's own with no cognative responses. They usually do this with severe burn victims so they don't feel the pain.


BWLJ
Its when Doctors give medication to trauma patients to purposely put them into a coma. It helps the brain recover from the injury.


happydawg
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It is a state of sleep caused by the intentional use of drugs to create unconsciousness. It is used to relieve severe pain caused by cancer in the area where I work. When a pt starts actively dying, it would be cruel to allow them to be conscious when they are filling up with fluid and start developing the "death rattle", so Morphine or other more strong pain meds are given along with Ativan or Valium to keep the pt sleeping or what is called an induced coma.


wayne7in
It is where a patient is administered drugs to stop them from moving/fighting against treatment. Or from causing themselves harm during an accute medical event. Or allow For adequate "resting" time for healing. Patients will usually be intubated and placed on a ventalator. Drugs are also given that produce a sleep like effet so that the patient doesn't remember whats happening, Am example a patient cames in with severe head trauma. They may need to be medically paralyised in order to properly assess them and then to treat them.
This is in very simple laymans terms, There are many reasons & ways to do this.


shirley e
They put meds in an IV to put the patient to sleep. Or a coma as you call it.


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