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NOTICE: This condition is a medical emergency. Call 911 for immediate care.

Overview

The oxygen-rich air you breathe circulates inside your lungs through a vast network called the bronchial tree. From here, oxygen enters the bloodstream and continues to the heart, as well as to various organs and tissues in the body. A collapse[read article]

Tests for Collapse of Lung

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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Collapse of Lung

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Incentive Spirometry
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Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a non-surgical treatment that provides a steady flow of air to the lungs through the nose. Nasal CPAP is...  More
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Physiotherapy of Chest
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Tracheobronchial Suctioning
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Prescribed Medications for Collapse of Lung

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ALBUTEROL (al BYOO ter ole) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and to prev...  More
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ACETYLCYSTEINE (a se teel SIS teen) is a drug that loosens and thins mucus in the lungs. It is used to make breathing easier in patients with bronchitis, cystic fib...  More
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METAPROTERENOL (met a proe TER e nole) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat ...  More
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DORNASE ALFA (DOOR nace AL fa) breaks up lung congestion in patients with cystic fibrosis. It is used to improve how well the lungs work. This medicine also decreas...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Collapse of Lung

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ACETYLCYSTEINE (a se teel SIS teen) is a drug that loosens and thins mucus in the lungs. It is used to make breathing easier in patients with bronchitis, cystic fib...  More
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Self Care for Collapse of Lung

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Deep Breathing Exercises
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Humidifier therapy adds moisture to the air to prevent dryness that can cause irritation in many parts of the body. Humidifiers can be particularly effective for tr...  More
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