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Causes for collapsed lung - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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Doctor :   Hi\
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i need to know what a dr would do for a colapsed lng
User :   lung*
User :   i have a friend in the hospitol and me and his gf are really worried
Doctor :   First the underlying cause for the collapse has to be determined.
Doctor :   The most common cause would be a foreign body obstruction.
Doctor :   That would be removed with a scope, and the lung re-inflates by itself after that.
User :   its a imfection from what we know of
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then the underlying infection has to be treated with oxygen inhalation.
Doctor :   and antibiotics
User :   ok
User :   how long does it normaly take to heal
Doctor :   That again depends on the cause. Infection takes time to heal and after that some breathing exercises may have to be followed by the patient for some weeks.
User :   ok
User :   thank you so much
Doctor :   If there is a collection of pus
Doctor :   in the lung, then it may have to be drianed
Doctor :   You are welcome.
Doctor :   Is there anything else that I can help you with?

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