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Albuterol For Croup
Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine. It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...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.
We have a prescription for albuterol for my son that was given when he had a pretty severe croup. Should we continue to use it when he has a bad cold?
My 6 year old has had recur. Croup and asthma like symptoms since she was two. Albuterol doesn't seem to help. What can we do? Is it asthma?
May need ENT eval.: Some kids croup easily (with colds) and end up needing treatment for croup (sometimes prednisone) several times. A pediatric ENT doctor may need to check the throat & voice box. Usually, "croupers" outgrow it as they get bigger, and croup doesn't seem to increase their asthma chances. Having repeat "pneumonia" or "bronchitis" is different from croup, and can be signs of asthmatic cough symptoms. ...Read more
My baby has recurrent croup. (9 bouts in 4 months) doc has also mentioned reactive airway. On albuterol. Could g.I. Problems cause this? What else?
Croup: Croup is a result of viral infection, and recurrence in this manner is unusual. Reactive airway disease may be due to allergies, chronic aspiration of acid from gerd, and other issues (foreign body, etc.). Croup is diagnosed on clinically. Further investigations—such as blood tests, x-rays, and cultures—are usually not needed. It sounds like your baby needs to be seen by a pediatric pulmonary doc. ...Read more
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
Cough 3X weeks with ABX x 10 days, albuterol and qvar. Fatigued and cranky. See ped ASAP? Or other dr? Not croup or whooping. Not much wheezing.
See primary: None of this sounds good. The patient, who seems to be a 5 year old male with asthma and CP, is obviously still fairly ill or under the weather. After 10 days antibiotics and appropriate asthma treatment, I'd expect the cough to be much better and the child to be perking up, not fatigued. See his doc. He likely needs a chest X-ray and a thorough exam to rule out refractory pneumonia or worse. ...Read more
Chest pain breathing problem croop cough shortness of breath. Went to doc&put me on prednisone&albuterol inhaler. Still feel same. What shld I do?
Call the doctor: You should call the doctor and let him or her know. ...Read more
Yes - an overdose: Could be fatal. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
Albuterol: Albuterol is a type of beta-agonist. It acts by activating beta receptors in lungs which results in dilation and easier breathing. It can also speed up the heart rate because of its beta receptor effects. It has no steroidal activity. However, both bronchodilators and steroids are used in treatment of asthma. Albuterol is used by asthmatics both in inhaler and nebulizer form. ...Read more
May help: To bring up the mucous in your lungs, but doesn't stop mucous production. Albuterol is a bronchodilator, meaning it helps to open up your airways so that you can breathe easier -and it also makes it easier to cough up any mucous that is in your airway, so in that sense it will help relieve you of your mucous! If the mucous is caused by allergies or bacterial infection you may need other meds too! ...Read more
Bronchodilator: Albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs, it is used for treatment of asthma along with anti inflammatory. Side effects allergic reaction which is rare but reported causes swelling of the face, hives, difficulty in breathing. Other side effects are tremors, nervousness., seizures, worsening of bronchi spasm, pounding heart beat, low pottasium. ...Read more
Cure your asthma: Stop doing things that are hurting your lungs like smoking or living with people who smoke. Marijuana & tobacco are both bad for your lungs. Add omega-3 & vitamin d to your diet. See an allergist to find other causes for asthma. Allergy shots (immunotherapy), work to mature your immune system sharing concepts with homeopathy. Time-consuming but often curative. Just don't suddenly quit your meds. ...Read more
Albuterol overdose could be fatal. If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
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