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Adult Croup Treatment
Supportive care: Mild croup is often treated with cool mist to the face, or, at home taking the child in a bathroom with steam. If moderate- to- severe, the child may require care in the doctor's office, emergency department or admission to the hospital. Standard treatments may include, among other measures, steroid medication and racemic Epinephrine to alleviate airway obstruction (swelling). ...Read more
Croup: The fastest treatment is aerosolized epinephrine. This will rapidly shrink airway swelling. It is normally on administered in ers. Another treatment is either oral or injected steroids to shrink the swelling. Those are prescribed or administered by you doctor. At home treatments are steam from a shower, or cold air exposure. ...Read more
Self resolving: Croup is caused by a number of viruses, and no specific curative antibiotics are curative. 'Treatment' is supportive, meaning interventions are aimed to improve comfort and avoid complications. That being said, one could reasonable say that all otherwise healthy children should recover from croup without 'treatment'. ...Read more
Croup: Home therapy using a humidifier, can treat mild to moderate croup. Regardless of treatment, symptoms usually improve gradually within 2 to 5 days. If croup is severe or has'nt responded to this medicine may be used to reduce airway swelling. These are usually given in a doctor's office or an emergency room and may include steroids and epinephrine. ...Read more
Take to doctor: Although you can place the child in a highly humidified atmosphere by firmly closing the bathroom door and turning on the very hot water to create steam, the best thing to do would be to have them seen by a pediatrician to make sure of what you are dealing with and how they would prefer to treat it. ...Read more
My son was treated with steroids and neb treatment two weeks ago for croup. He is growing more hoarse now than before. Should I be concerned?
If mild: Croup is usually mild illness managed at home. Help with cool mist, placing child near vaporizerI if you do not have a cool mist vaporizer, even a simple humidifier in child’s bedroom may be helpful. Seek ER if cool mist not clearing up stridor in 15 minutes, repeated episodes of stridor or trouble breathing child’s chest or stomach retracting, bluish lips, lethargy, drooling, neck pain, stiffness ...Read more
croup is a viral infection that effects the teaches- the main airway we breath through. It presents with barking cough, with or without fever. some kids can have stridor in severe croup.
Treatment will involve
- taking the child to your doctor
-Moist air and Oxygen will help
- doctor may give steroids to reduce airway swelling.
- enough fluids, use paracetamole for fever
-Prop up childs head ...Read more
Cold mist helps: Croup it is caused by different kind of viruses. The symptoms varie from hoarse voice to a more severe form with fever and stridor, an inspiratory noise due to the swelling of the airway. Cold mist (with or without oxygen) can help, but for the more severe cases children might require racemic epinephrine nebulization and steroids. ...Read more
My 2 year old gave my one month old croop. He coughs very bad. No fever. Any treatment available?
Could RSV turn into croup. My 4month old has RSV he has had a cough 4 a while but now it sounds like a bark it gets better after breathing treatments?
3 month old baby's third week of RSV. Now cough sounds like croup although she's been receiving albuterol-nebulizer treatments (6x/day for 4 days, 3x/?
Hang in there!: We usually try albuterol treatments for RSV in babies. About one third of babies respond. As long as she is not spiking a fever now and her breathing is stable, she has 3 wet diapers daily, hang in there another week. Start to finish, this is a month long illness! Keep all your followup appointments with her pediatrician. I'm glad she's doing well at home! You are doing a great job! ...Read more
Can I administer Orapred (3 ml 2/day) along with breathing treatments (Budesonide or Albuterol)? Baby had croup but now cough sounds rattly.
Yes: Croup is usually triggered by one of several upper respiratory viruses that are all contageous. However, the croup like illness is rather age specific, occuring most fro age 6 m to 6 yr. Older kids or adults tend to have cold like symptoms or laryngitis if they get the germ. If a person has been infected by that virus strain before they would be immune. ...Read more
Replace fluid: If there are ongoing losses, it's important to stop those (such as taking a medication to stop diarrhea or stop vomiting). It is important to replace both fluid (water) and electrolytes (like salt and potassium). If you can take fluid orally, that's best, but sometimes you need IV fluids. ...Read more
Surgery: As you may know there is no medical treatment. Endoscopic endopyelotomy is the least invasive and requires several weeks of stenting( a tube left in the ureter to drain urine from kidney to bladder) until healing. Another option is laparoscopic or robotic repair but this can only be done by a urologist with extensive experience in this. Open surgery is, of course, the time tested treatment. ...Read more
Unfortunately yes: But they can ALSO die if they receive treatment early. Despite best medical effort, if the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotic, or if it is a virus that doesn't respond to abx, then a patient may die from severe pneumonia because the lungs are unable to bring oxygen to the blood. I hope this hasn't already happened to someone you know! ...Read more
Physician: Adolescents and sometimes young adults in early 20s fall into a grey zone of which type of doctor will provide care. Pediatricians' training includes teens-early 20s, internists usually take over in adulthood. The area of hospital may vary based upon peds vs int. Med, but care provided wouldn't be a lot different. ...Read more
Mental Health: Oppositional behavior can be treated, consult with a clinical psychologist who is in your area. You need to understand the origin of your oppositional tendencies and then develop better ways of dealing with conflict in your life. Best. ...Read more
What causes cyclic Thrombocytopenia in adult male? What is the treatment for it? What's the prognosis
Don't rule out binges:
The official line is it is of unknown cause. But the cases I've seen, the person periodically did something bad that lowered platelets involving too much of a drug of abuse or two little food.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/9395191
immune rejection drugs might help ...Read more
What are the key symptoms of narcolepsy and his most common social/work related consequences in an adult without treatment?
Daytime drowsiness &: Falling asleep during the day. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001805/ for causes, diagnostic procedures & treatments. Having a bmi of 30 or above, in the " obese" range, markedly increases risk of sleep apnea, but can be genetic. Other sleep disorders & seizure disorders are included in the list of causes. The impacts include decreased work performance & increased auto accidents. ...Read more
What symptoms would an adult have, if he had sever's disease/calc. Apophysitis as an adolescent, and never received treatment?
Goes away: This conditions are a reflection of an open growth plate and irritation within. Once growth stops and the growth plates disappear, it is not an issue. You could develop pain for other reasons, but the terms no longer apply. ...Read more
It can happen: Sleep terrors are period of awakenings described by others as intense. Patients usually yell, scream, look frightened and are unable to be consoled. Almost all cases happen in young children. If you can recall these events they are less likely sleep terrors and probably something else. What that is requires a good assessment and maybe a sleep study if it is causing problems. ...Read more
The Orthodontist: The best orthodontic results will be achieved with the best orthodontist and not the method he\she uses to get your there. There are many methods, materials and techniques. Find an orthodontist that comes highly recommended and go for a consultation (or two if necessary). Then discuss options, timeframes, goals and fees. ...Read more
Adult ADD: The first thing to do is get an actual diagnosis. This requires an evaluation involving an exam, lab testing to rule out other causes of your symptoms and perhaps some questionnaires. You may be referred to a psychologist or psychiatrist to confirm the diagnosis and treatment or for treatment. Your primary doctor may feel comfortable enough treating you, there are many options. So start there. ...Read more
I'm doing a comparison of treatment plans for mental health adults. I needed some to look at. Do u know where I can go and look at treatment plans?
Very vague: Treatment plans are individualized for the particular problems being addressed, and the person who has them. They are developed between the psychiatrist and/or therapist and the patient. There are generalized manuals about developing treatment plans, and many clinics list types of therapies offered. Any sensible "comparison" of treatment plans would have to be done on a case-by-case basis. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on the tye, severity and symptoms of the scoliosis. Usually scoliosis progresses while a teenager and stops as an adult, so it needs no treatment. If the scoliosis starts as an adult or becomes painful as an adult, treatment will be based on the magnitude of the curve and the amount of pain you are having. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the type, cytogenetic profiles, age, overall condition, preference. In general, combination of systemic chemo plus minus biological therapy then followed by either consolidation chemo or bone marrow transplant if indicated. Discuss further with your oncologist. Certain acute leukemia is treated with derivative vitamin a, plus minus arsenic. Clinical trial and palliative are available too. ...Read more
Money: Insurance companies are in business to make money for the insurance company. To do this they have contracts that dictate what they will and will not cover. When deciding what to cover they look to eliminate as many minor procedures as possible as the least number of people will object to this. Adult Fluoride treatments are relatively inexpensive so very few people object to it not being covered. ...Read more
Depends: Its tough to say with knowing your history. However, typically, asthma exacerbations are treated by increasing the frequency of rescue medications either by inhaler or nebulizer. Depending on dose, you inhaled steroid my be increased. Oral steroids are very common practice. If the exacerbation is really bad, you may need to be hospitalized and placed on heliox. ...Read more