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my son has asthma and is currently sick with pneumonia should we use the inhaler will it help

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Still maybe asthma: I think you should seek medical help immediately. If the inhalers are not working, this is usually not good. It may still be your asthma acting up or ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Slight chance: Asthma worsens with "colds" and the increased asthma can last for up to 4 months after a viral respiratory infection so the asthma symptoms may decrea ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes...: This is a safe med combo for treatment of asthma. You should rinse your mouth and spit it out after every Advair dose to prevent thrush, a complicatio ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: You need to be reevaluated. See your doctor as soon as you can. You may have a viral illness or complication of bronchitis.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Treatment failure: If a treatment is not working it is very important to let your physician know.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: In the meanwhile get a bulb syringe to help suck up the nasal secretion. Humidifier may or may not help but worth a try. I am more concerned about t ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: From you brief info, sounds like that he has improved from their point of view and no longer needs the antibiotics. Treatment from now should be supp ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: The nebulizer creates an aerosol mist and is safe for use at this age.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jayashree Vasa
18 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is FDA approved for ages >12 yr of age. Long-acting beta2-agonists (LABAs) such as formoterol, increase the ri ... Read More
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Dr. Naghmeh Moshtael
27 years experience Pediatrics
For : For every child (or adult) suffering with asthma, it is important to identify a list of factors that can worsen or trigger their asthma like exposure ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Specific uses: No, albuterol is not for the common cold. It is a broncho dilator and should be used for congested lungs as exemplified by wheezing.
A 12-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Has she seen an allergist and been tested? Does she take any meds to help prevent the allergic attacks and the asthmatic episodes? You need to provide ... Read More
A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
46 years experience Pediatrics
Nebulizer : No. If you lived in a desert island and no options were available then maybe. Medicines can harm as well as do good. You have access to doctors w ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Allergy and asthma often go hand in hand. Have your son see an allergist to be tested to see what he is allergic to specifically. It may or may not be ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No bromfed! : A 9 month old should not be taking bromfed! Congestion in a child this age should be treated with simple home remedies, like bulb auctioning with sali ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
As prescribed by Dr.: A cardinal symptom of asthma in kids is coughing. Some children with asthma do not "wheeze" and they mainly cough with activities, or if they laugh t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Yes, Tamiflu (oseltamivir) can be taken as a preventative medicine if started within 48 hrs of contact with an infected individual. It is take once da ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Since : Since it has been 4 days, you have probably seen his pediatrician by now. Hopefully, he is on treatment. Just for future reference, anyone with stre ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
21 years experience Pediatrics
Inhaler or not?: It is usually not dangerous for an otherwise healthy individual to use an albuterol inhaler if the person is having difficulty breathing or wheezing. ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience Interventional Radiology
When : When a cough lasts for a long period of time, despite getting antibiotics, it's often useful to get a chest x-ray. It may be that he has a blockage o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Antitussives: Dextromethorphan is a commonly used agent in many otc preparations, indicated by dm on the label. If this is ineffective, your doctor may prescribe a ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Please : Please do not hesitate to go back to your child's doctor or if it's after hours please go to your local emergency department if your son seems worse t ... Read More
A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
See Your Doctor Now: Important details of your child's illness are not given including presence of fever, further characteristics of the nasal discharge and cough, wheezin ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
I : I assume that since you are giving your son breathing treatments that he has asthma. Asthma attacks can have various triggers such as respiratory ill ... Read More
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