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What causes cold in head and chest ?

Grandpa had cancer then stroke feeds through tube now has a bad cold what can help
Asked On : Fri, 5 Nov 2010
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Food particles or saliva is aspirated into the lungs while tube feeding. This will be unnoticed but can cause serious pneumonia.

Your Grandpa who is coughing now may has aspiration pneumonia. Get a Chest Xay and rule out pneumonia.

You can prevent aspiration pneumonia. Make him sit upright during feeding and for 1 hour after feeding is stopped. If it is difficult to sit, keep the head of the bed elevated at least 30 degrees.


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Answered: Fri, 5 Nov 2010
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