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 My Toddler is ill, please help?
My son is 2, and teething. From Saterday night he has had fevers come and go. The fever is ussually 39, you can see his in pain and pulls up his legs to his tummy alot. He also got a terrible ...


 Am I having an anxiety attack?
Yesterday, I suddenly got a shortness of breath followed then by a pretty fast heart beat. I started freaking out thinking something bad was going to happen to me. It mostly went away a half hour ...


 What is the best way to get rid of hickups?
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 I'm having shortess of breath, yet not coughing any clue?
...


 Ways to help my sore throat feel better?
I have a sore throat from a sinus infection went to the doctor today, any ideas to help me?...


 will my doc give me.....................?
antiniotics for a cough? chest infection

i really really need it

im worried he wont give me them help>!...


 Help! Can't Breathe Properly!!?
ok, this may sound stupid but for some reason after i drank rockstar the energy drink.....i can't breathe normally. I have to force myself to breathe and my heart beat is a bit face because well ...


 Should I bring my inhaler? (please help)?
I have exercise induced asthma and I have an inhaler that I take 30 minutes prior to exercise. But yesterday I had to take it to relieve symptoms even though I wasn't exercising. I am going to ...


 why am i struggling to breath when i walk a bout or climb the stairs. I have been diagnosed with swine flu?
...


 I can't breathe :( Please help.?
Okay so I've had what seemed like a cold for the past week and a half.
I went out in the snow yesterday and I don't think that helped too much.
But atm my chest feels funny, I can&...


 Im a smoker and something had gone wierd.?
Hi. I'm a 19year old male, im a smoker and not healthy in general(giving up tomorow)! My finger nails have gone really shiny though it looks like i got nail varnish on, I have also got stabbing ...


 does anyone know if sinus infections, or just sinuses, can cause ringing in your ears?Help!!!?
I have had a cold/sinus infection and my ears are driving me crazy!...


 chest pain and coughing up blood...?
A week ago I was having very severe chest pains and went to the ER, the ran tests including a EPG and found everything to be normal. For the last week I have had mild chest pains, nausea, and today I ...


 Am I having a heat attack!?
I am 13 (14 on Feb. 1st)
Weigh appx. 90 lbs.
I tested my resting pulse and it matched my age range.
But...
yesterday I got dizzy.
I'm not dizzy now.
I feel like my ...


 is it any use in giving up smokeing now?
i,m 60 years old now surely its to late i.ve been smoking since 14. that 44years.and how could i do it....


 What's A Good Way To Unclog Your Nose?
I can breathe great out of my mouth and I can do it through my nose as well but not as good as I would want it to be. If I blow out through my nose, you can hear that it's clogged. Is there ...


 Anyone doctors know what this may be?
My boyfriend claims he has always had chronic brochitis whatever. Just yesterday, he kept coughing. And would cough up mucus. Then he went to the bathroom and just that short 10 feet trip made him ...


 what does it feel like to smoke weed?
i just wanted to know why its so awesome?...


 What does the short form TB (for an illness) mean?
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 what am i sick with? symptoms.?
what is wrong with me.

i have a
sore throat
dry cough
achey body
no fever
chills, even in a hot room.
kind of feel cold and hot at the same time
gas
...



♥salina♥
a bloodwork question...?
can u tell if u have smokesd or have nicotine or if u have smoked by yer blood?
                      








xando2u
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no


N
The only way to determine if a patient is a smoker through bloodwork is with an ABG (arterial blood gas). This is when they obtain blood from an artery (not like other blood tests which use blood from the veins). The results may be consistent with signs of lung disease which is caused by smoking. If you are concerned about being found out on routine bloodwork this will not happen.


silly2424
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eww thats sick how the hell do you smoke out of your blood?


Tristan R
I dont know my friend


lorra.
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i think so.
i think they can see the nicotine.
but im not sure.


auri
yes
getting your blood drawn hurts like **** no matter what


NoGod
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Its possible but it is not tested for on a chem 7, chem 20, or a tox screen


Barry M
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There is another test besides the ABG and it is performed on blood, urine, or saliva. The test that your medical provider could do to see if you are smoking is for cotenine (a byproduct of nicotine). Nicotine is out of your system fairly quickly, but the cotenine has a half-life of 16 to 19 hours, so it is detectable for 4 to 7 days.


Doc
ONLY if they look for it, which they don't.


Jennifer H
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if they run a test for it yes they can


=] LOVE MY LIFE
only if they look for it i think


cryptoxmit
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The only way is through a blood test (arterial blood gas) that has a specific panel called co-oximetry .... smokers have elevated carboxyhemoglobin levels (COHb) if they are actively smoking .. but ...that within even as little as 12 hr after cessation of smoking, carboxyhemoglobin change towards normal values.


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