Airplane Medical Emergency | WE COULDN'T LAND! | Wednesday Checkup


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  • alex carter
    alex carter  55 minutes back

    Thank goodness you were going to a country outside the USA! Otherwise the poor guy would have a $100k medical bill and his parents would lose their house or something.

    • alex carter
      alex carter  1 hours back

      If you need the benedryl that quickly, don't just swallow it, chew those nasty little bitter pills and wash down with water etc., it's awful tasting but you'll get it into your system much quicker.

      • Ghiyasq
        Ghiyasq  6 hours back

        I worked at doctor's office, so know a lot about diseases , procedures , insurances etc ... Just wanna say love you Mike :)

        • joshuaare1
          joshuaare1  7 hours back

          Having an allergic reaction sucks

          • Loraine Wilson
            Loraine Wilson  13 hours back

            EpiPens can be hard for people to get. It would be best if there was easier access to EpiPens. A Dr once refused to refill my prescription even though my allergist said I needed one. I also have a friend who has anaphylaxis reactions, but doesn't carry an EpiPen. We need to make these life saving devices more accessible!

            • 88Keys🎹
              88Keys🎹  1 days back

              Three cheers for Dr. Mike! Wait a minute, only three? Ok, five cheers for Dr. Mike! Sweatshirt, bare feet and all.

              • Suvidha Rao
                Suvidha Rao  1 days back

                You look similar to Justin Trudeau

                • Marcus Rameau
                  Marcus Rameau  2 days back

                  Stories like this are what scare me the most. I have a few severe allergies, but I can't afford an epipen.

                  • J. Martin
                    J. Martin  2 days back

                    Sigh. The Shirt. Again 😭

                    • Kaila Smith
                      Kaila Smith  2 days back

                      Anaphylaxis is scary, and insurance won't give me an epi pen...

                      • Samantha Pentz
                        Samantha Pentz  2 days back

                        Did he get a spray tan?

                        • Maddox Ryan
                          Maddox Ryan  3 days back

                          Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear hoodies. :)

                          • Anjelica Verlin
                            Anjelica Verlin  3 days back

                            I agree epi-pens should be in every plane restaurant hotel office building grocery store EVERYWHERE you never know when something like this is gonna happen

                            • Margrete Kjeldsberg
                              Margrete Kjeldsberg  3 days back

                              OMG, poor Doc. Having to gear up for performing a makeshift cric on a plane, with little experience with the procedure. Sure, poor guy, but he's under the care of a doctor, so he probably feels as safe as he can under the circumstnaces, but poor Dr. Mike who needs to be ready for this stuff. I'm glad the guy was fine, but he must feel bummed out that he can't eat mammalian meat any more.

                              • Mamecoumba Sine
                                Mamecoumba Sine  3 days back


                                • Talia Richer
                                  Talia Richer  3 days back

                                  flight attendants: is there a medical professional on board?
                                  dr mike: YOU RANG!?

                                  • Konan Kami
                                    Konan Kami  4 days back

                                    So you went full on the good doctor xD

                                    • Mel Lozi
                                      Mel Lozi  5 days back

                                      My story: Last year I was walking to Starbucks in an airport at the very end of my preliminary year in internal medicine after a mission trip (going into Ophthalmology, so starting to adapt the mindset of lower-paced elective surgeries and whatnot), and I had **just** split ways with an IM attending who went to one of those fancy member clubs/she did not hear the subsequent overhead call. I hear the call overhead asking for a doctor urgently and happened to be walking near the gate where the incident was. It ended up being syncope with regained consciousness by the time I got there (but scary as patient was on blood thinners/had history of bypass surgery) with straightforward acute management. But man-oh-man after that feeling of being solo in an emergency situation, I will forever review the ACLS protocols/acute care no matter how far out I get from general medicine! It's an important responsibility no matter how specialized you get.

                                      • Nourhan Mohamed
                                        Nourhan Mohamed  5 days back

                                        Ironically, Those Zionists, who are killing Palestinian children, women and men, bring doctors for nonprofits. What about stop killing Palestinians, then build nonprofits and bring doctors from all over the world, killers.

                                        • Amira Barcelonista Vip
                                          Amira Barcelonista Vip  3 days back

                                          Ikr? Poor palestinians they are the ones who r suffering may allah be with them

                                      • Trishaa Reneé
                                        Trishaa Reneé  5 days back

                                        Dr. Mike you had a Grey’s Anatomy experience hahhaah season 13 episode 20

                                        • bbuingtan
                                          bbuingtan  6 days back

                                          Let's petition to have EpiPens in airplanes

                                          • Brianna Gordy
                                            Brianna Gordy  6 days back

                                            Back when peanuts were still a thing on planes I witnessed someone go in to anaphylaxis. Scary part was, if my memory serves me right, they hadn't even come in contact with the peanuts. It was SO SCARY. I genuinely thought I was watching someone die. I was like eight. And we were flying from BWI to Fort Myers Florida. Everything ended up really good and we landed in Atlanta. As it was the closest and most available from where we were. It's so hard to believe planes don't have epipens. I'm curious if they did back then when they had peanuts as a snack. Because I'd not...that's STUPID.

                                            • kateawake
                                              kateawake  6 days back

                                              do you know how often you wiped your norse with you hand/fingers just in this video? as a German I´m very direct, sorry. :)

                                              • Kasidy Charboneau
                                                Kasidy Charboneau  6 days back

                                                This made me think of the episode in greys anatomy where Meredith basically did brain surgery on a plane that was flying through a storm. Season 13 you have to react to that one!!!

                                                • springin2tri
                                                  springin2tri  6 days back

                                                  Perhaps he should have made an announcement asking if anyone on board had an EPI Pen. Food Allergies are some common these days that many kids carry EpiPens.

                                                  • Rainbow
                                                    Rainbow  7 days back

                                                    4:57 “aAnnd-“

                                                    • Dany Bel
                                                      Dany Bel  7 days back

                                                      Talk about Israel bro ! Kol akavod!!

                                                      • Evan Carlson
                                                        Evan Carlson  1 weeks back

                                                        But the real question is:
                                                        Can you treat a cerebral hemorrhage by relieving the pressure on the brain, using a syringe, straw, and nail clippers to remove blood on an airplane in a thunderstorm with major turbulence? Because Meredith Grey can.

                                                        Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 Episode 20
                                                        “In the Air Tonight”

                                                        • Paula Ann
                                                          Paula Ann  1 weeks back

                                                          Great job, Dr. Mike!

                                                          • truthbknwn
                                                            truthbknwn  1 weeks back

                                                            So true that airlines should keep an epipen on board.

                                                            • Adriana Hays
                                                              Adriana Hays  1 weeks back

                                                              Benadryl has mammal biproducts, which may cause another allergic reaction. Due to this, depending on his sensitivity to red meat and animals biproducts, and it could another allergic reaction.

                                                              • ToxicDragonEgg
                                                                ToxicDragonEgg  1 weeks back

                                                                That's so kind to save someone instead of not sleeping

                                                                • LINOY FRIED
                                                                  LINOY FRIED  1 weeks back

                                                                  You are awlsome dr. mike!
                                                                  Love from israel! :D

                                                                  • Saphire1993
                                                                    Saphire1993  1 weeks back

                                                                    While I have never needed to use any of the epi-pens I was given as a kid, I did constantly play with the dummy pen that teaches you how to use them. Lol it's literally an epi pen sans the needle so slamming the auto injector part into your thigh was too satisfying.

                                                                    • Trinity Adams
                                                                      Trinity Adams  1 weeks back

                                                                      I have a strange thing that happens where if I sweat a lot I break out into hives and one time it got really bad in gym class. I was walking with two girls and one noticed my neck turning red and she was like "whoa whoa are you ok? Did you maybe eat something you're allergic to?" And I'm like "no I don't have any food allergies that i know of this just happens when i sweat." She responds with, "well i don't like this," she then pulls me over to where that water fountains and air conditioner are and tells the other girl to go get the gym teacher while she is making sure that I'm okay. The teacher comes over and asks me the same questions about maybe eating something I'm allergic to and I give the same answer that i gave the girl so she says "I don't like that your neck is turning red." So she has the first girl walk me down to the nurses office and the other girl grabs my bags for me out of the locker room. I explain the whole situation to the nurse and she decided to keep me in her office for observation in case my throat started closing and also to see if the hives went away because at that point my entire body was covered in hives. So I am in the nurses office reading and none of the hives were going away but my middle school has a policy where they will not give you stuff like benadryl without written consent from a parent or guardian so because the hives aren't going away and they are actually getting worse. She calls my mom and says "hey your daughter is in here and she is having a bad reaction to something, she says it is her sweat. Can you send someone to pick her up and take her home." So my grandma comes and gets me, gives me benadryl, and takes me over to her house so she can keep an eye on me where I watch pokemon: origins and then pass out. The next day my mom sent me in with a note saying that it was okay for the nurse to give me benadryl if it happened again. It did happen again about a month later. The gym teacher sent me to the nurse again but this time after waiting she gave me benadryl and I nearly fell asleep in every class after that.

                                                                      • King Kong
                                                                        King Kong  1 weeks back


                                                                        • Emma F
                                                                          Emma F  1 weeks back

                                                                          Hearing this made me actually *want* to listen to pathophys lectures.

                                                                          • Emmy Joy
                                                                            Emmy Joy  1 weeks back

                                                                            So can anyone creditable answer a question I have? Basically I'm wondering if mild non life threatening Anaphylaxis is a thing? Cause I'm regularly getting unexplained hives at the moment and sometimes they will make me feel pretty weird. Just wondering if it is something I have to take more seriously.

                                                                            • Ruchir Rawat
                                                                              Ruchir Rawat  1 weeks back

                                                                              The newspapers make it seem like one would try to get a disease on purpose to be treated by doctor mike

                                                                              • mizlisa19
                                                                                mizlisa19  1 weeks back

                                                                                I would have had a Valium and 3 drinks in and been screwed.

                                                                                • Paul the 2 mikolaj Sørensen

                                                                                  Hmmm that’s awesome and crazy all at the same time

                                                                                  • BiRuGiTo
                                                                                    BiRuGiTo  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Flight attendants can’t inject anything, so if there were an epi pen you’d still need a Dr. to administer it.

                                                                                    I know some airlines have a kit with intubation equipment, maybe not Delta?

                                                                                    Also, typical passenger reaction to care more about a diversion than about an ill person. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

                                                                                    • A.Grubie
                                                                                      A.Grubie  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Wouldnt a basic human reaction if you had any knowledge on using an epi pen, be immediately doing that? They should, without a doubt be trained to handle these emergencies. But even when that isn't the case, the odds of there being no people aboard with experience using epi pens is statistically low.

                                                                                  • Polly Naviaux
                                                                                    Polly Naviaux  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Had to watch this again. Outstanding! Love this story!❤💯

                                                                                    • LeeAnn P
                                                                                      LeeAnn P  2 weeks back

                                                                                      You need to watch the Grey's Anatomy season 13 episode 20, Meredith Grey and another doctor have to makeshift some things to help save the lives of 2 people on a plane... (then there is an actual plane crash earlier on, I'd love to hear what you would do in this situation as well)

                                                                                      • Mr Munk00
                                                                                        Mr Munk00  2 weeks back

                                                                                        orange to the thigh blue to the sky

                                                                                        • Jay Oasan
                                                                                          Jay Oasan  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Amazing!! Doctor mike and Nurse blake should Collab 😀

                                                                                          • Aanab Tahir
                                                                                            Aanab Tahir  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Real like McDreamy here on board

                                                                                            • Aanab Tahir
                                                                                              Aanab Tahir  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Im carrying an EpiPen from now on on airplanes. I care about people even though im in 8th grade (dont judge me) and I dont want to see anything bad happen. :)

                                                                                              • Aanab Tahir
                                                                                                Aanab Tahir  1 weeks back

                                                                                                @Linlupin thanks for letting me know :)

                                                                                              • Linlupin
                                                                                                Linlupin  1 weeks back

                                                                                                @Aanab Tahir If you really wanted to check for any, you could get an allergy test done but they are awful to get done even if you aren't allergic to anything you're tested for.
                                                                                                Anyway that is not the problem here.
                                                                                                I've since looked up this idea and you *do* need a written prescription from your doctor in order to bring an EpiPen onto a plane. In fact in the US you can't even obtain one unless you have a prescription.

                                                                                                Just make a travel-safe mini med kit and stick allergy medication in it, just make sure to label everything.

                                                                                              • Aanab Tahir
                                                                                                Aanab Tahir  1 weeks back

                                                                                                @Linlupin Idk if i have allergies since i'm very basic id try new things and i don't eat on planes anyway. BUT i could anywhere, my body is sensitive to a lot of things including food. But even if i don't have allergies id want anyone to die. :)

                                                                                              • Linlupin
                                                                                                Linlupin  1 weeks back

                                                                                                It’s good to care about situations that don’t directly impact you, I know of too many adults who haven’t grasped that concept.
                                                                                                However If you don’t have any allergies, I’m suspecting it would be difficult to not only obtain an EpiPen but also to bring it onto a plane. I could be wrong of course, I don’t have any allergies of that sort.