First Aid Breathing Emergencies

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Aspiration in Medical Terms

Learn about aspiration which is a term used in medicine to describe the drawing in or drawing out of a substance via suction. Aspiration has two meanings in medicine describing either the drawing in of a fluid with the sucking motion or the drawing...

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Home Remedies for Coughs and Colds

Who's got it figured out? Are Grandma's home remedies better than the pharmaceuticals for coughs and colds? Pharmaceutical companies don't have the market cornered on all cures for that which ails you. Grandma did her part long before...

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Acute and Chronic Shortness of Breath

Shortness of breath is a common symptom that prompts people to make a visit to their doctor. Find out when this trouble breathing could be an emergency. Shortness of breath is a common symptom that prompts people to make a visit to their doctor....

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First Aid Treatment for a Sucking Chest Wound

Sucking chest wounds are holes in the chest of the patient that such air into the chest. Learn about emergency treatment for these wounds. A sucking chest wound is a hole in the chest—from a gunshot wound, stabbing, or other puncture wound—that...

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Symptoms of Hyperventilation Syndrome

Learn how to recognize the symptoms of hyperventilation syndrome, plus how to tell it apart from other causes of shortness of breath. Hyperventilation syndrome is a nonmedical cause of shortness of breath. It is very scary but not life-threatening....

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An Overview of Hyperbaric Chamber Treatment

Hyperbaric Chamber Treatment is used to help boost the body's healing. How effective is it? Learn more about the safety and efficacy of this method. Hyperbaric chamber therapy, otherwise known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), is a...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be from chronic or acute exposure. Most of the time, faulty equipment is the cause of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning is caused by inhalation of carbon monoxide (CO) gas. The gas is odorless and...

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Overview of Swallowing Foreign Bodies

Swallowing anything that's not food can result in an esophageal foreign body. Here's what to do if you accidentally swallow foreign objects. When we swallow things we aren't supposed to swallow, like glass, coins, batteries, jewelry,...

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How Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Is Treated

Oxygen therapy is the mainstay for carbon monoxide poisoning treatment, whether given in the emergency department or in a hyperbaric chamber. Hemoglobin loves carbon monoxide and binds to it about 230 times stronger than it does to oxygen, which is...

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What Is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a medical emergency caused by breathing combustion fumes. Reviewed by a board-certified emergency medicine physician. Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when you breathe in too much carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless,...

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