Nurs112 NOSE MOUTH THROAT

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Nurs112 NOSE MOUTH THROAT
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2010-10-12 20:07:12
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  1. Rhinorrhea
    occurs with colds, allergies, sinus infection, trauma.
  2. Untreated strep throat may lead to the complication of
    rheumatic fever
  3. Dysphagia occurs with
    pharyngitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pharyngitis, stroke and other neurologic diseases, esophageal cancer.
  4. Xerostomia
    (dry mouth) is a side effect of many drugs: antidepressants, anticholinergics, antispasmodics, antihypertensives, antipsychotics, bronchodilators.
  5. Absence of sniff indicates obstruction
    common cold, nasal polyps, rhinitis).
  6. Rhinitis
    • Nasal mucosa is swollen and bright red with an upper respiratory infection.
    • Discharge is common with rhinitis and sinusitis, varying from watery and copious to thick, purulent, and green-yellow.
    • With chronic allergy, mucosa looks swollen, boggy, pale, and gray.
  7. With cranial nerve XII damage
    the tongue deviates toward the paralyzed side.

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