Saturday, July 11, 2009

Chain Reaction

Sometimes, when you're flossing, your gums might start to bleed a little.  And for some people, the sight of blood makes them gag.  The gag reflex could cause a brief episode of tachycardia.  In a some cases this might trigger a bit of a panic attack, and if you're asthmatic, this could lead to a full-blown asthma attack.

So I guess the lesson for my patient receiving a neb treatment in bed 4 is clearly to stop flossing.

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