It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Open to All Other Health Topics Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-16-2008, 07:54 AM   #1
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 96
mnmama HB User
Question "Rice Krispies"

A co worker of mines mother is in the hospital and recently had surgery to remove a portion of ther lung due to a tumer.
She developed a condition called "rice krispies" while there, it is said to be air in betwean the layers of skin. Has anyone had any experence with this?
Thanks

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-16-2008, 08:44 AM   #2
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Panama City, Florida, USA
Posts: 458
Momof2sons HB User
Re: "Rice Krispies"

Mnmama,
Yes I experienced that myself. That actually isnt the medical name for it, (I cant remember what its called) but that is what it feels like under the skin, like a bubblie crunching..lol hard to explain.
I had quite alot of it not too long ago with my lung surgery I had in November.
Its not painful, at least mine wasnt, its rather a gross feeling to both the people feeling it, and was to me as well. lol
It will disipate on its own Most times. Generaly its caused by a small "air leak" in the lung after lung surgery and the air gets under the skin. I still had quite a bit of it when I was discharged 5 days later. And STILL have a tiny bit now, but mostly gone.
Hope this helps explain it.
Take care, and I will say a prayer for your co-workers Mom.
Annette

Last edited by Momof2sons; 01-16-2008 at 09:21 AM.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-16-2008, 09:41 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,303
BlueAtlas HB UserBlueAtlas HB UserBlueAtlas HB UserBlueAtlas HB UserBlueAtlas HB UserBlueAtlas HB UserBlueAtlas HB User
Re: "Rice Krispies"

It's called subcutaneous emphysema, and they probably didn't tell you the medical name because a lot of people panic and think that means they have emphysema. That's NOT what it is. Like Annette said, it's air trapped under the skin and it should dissipate on its own.

Hope this helps.
Emily

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
What is the "real" number for high LDL Allison965 High Cholesterol 11 10-18-2007 07:40 AM
Need Help with an "Elimination Diet" - Several Food Intolerances numbcy Diet & Nutrition 5 07-23-2007 10:14 AM
"Crash" dieting, how unhealthy is it? Silvershadow78 Healthy Lifestyle 10 04-15-2007 12:31 AM
Organic "Whole Grain" rice cereal? skeetersquirt Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 1 07-07-2006 08:00 PM
Does an "Insulin Resistance" diet improve blood pressure? Machaon High & Low Blood Pressure 119 05-30-2006 05:20 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:31 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!