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Diagnosed w/ double pnue.a week ago. On keflex, promethazine/codeine syrup and albuterol inhaler. Still coughing so hard I vomit and pee. Help?

Diagnosed w/ double pnue.a week ago. On keflex, promethazine/codeine syrup and albuterol inhaler. Still coughing so hard I vomit and pee. Help?

Bronchi inflamed : Your pulmonary infection is attracting an inflammatory response, with mucus exudate that you must clear up and out. The cough is a good reflex. Still, you are miserable. Try: hot showers 3x/day, warm salt gargles hourly, a different cough med (Hycodan)(best rx), Ricola or Halls cough drops, tea hourly, and ask about different antibiotic. Are you wheezing? Any asthma tendencies? Predisone ? ...Read more

Ventolin (Definition)

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

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Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

See your personal MD: Medications prescribed are working against each other. Albuterol is a broncho dilator which helps you to cough up mucous.Codeine is a cough suppressant making it harder for you to cough up mucousrather than an urgent care center, it might be a better idea to make an appointment with your doctor to get you on proper medication. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over the counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Once
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
Once
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Female, age 70, has the third severe bronchitis like symptom in a year, each lasting more than 3 weeks. Albuterol inhaler causes more cough. Cause?

Female, age 70, has the third severe bronchitis like symptom in a year, each lasting more than 3 weeks.  Albuterol inhaler causes more cough.  Cause?

COPD?: She may have copd. Cxr and pfts are very useful. Most patients need anti inflammatory medications such as inhaled steroids. Spiriva is often quite useful also. Albuterol dilates the airways but does not treat the underlying inflammation. Have her checked by a lung doc. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old seems to get sick so often with a cold followed by a cough that last too long albuterol inhaler makes it worse what to do please advice tkx ?

My 3 yr old seems to get sick so often with a cold followed by a cough that last too long albuterol inhaler makes it worse what to do please advice tkx ?

See below: First off post viral coughs can last up to 3 weeks. Next albuterol is not a "cold" medication but rather a reliever medication for asthma. As colds are a major trigger point for an asthma exacerbation it is frequently prescribed. You should check with your doctor on this as your son made need additional or alternative therapies. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Take an expectorant
2x day
Use ginger and turmeric to help with cough and inflammation
2x day
If not better in 3 days, consult doctor to possibly get an antibiotic
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My 7 yr old was prescribed inhalers for her cough variant ashtma (flovent 2x day, albuterol as neede?

My 7 yr old was prescribed inhalers for her cough variant ashtma (flovent 2x day, albuterol as neede?

Common medications: School-aged children with cough-variant asthma, exercise-induced asthma, or regular asthma can use steroid inhalers (such as flovent) to reduce swelling, mucus, and "sensitivity" in the airways. Bronchodilators such as albuterol (ventolin, proventil) or xopenex enlarge the diameter of the airways to help air flow and mucus come out of the lungs. Singulair chewables are another preventive medicine. ...Read more

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I cough up clear mucus everyday, for about 6 months now. I often am wheezing until after I use an albuterol inhaler.This is all worse in the mornings.

I cough up clear mucus everyday, for about 6 months now. I often am wheezing until after I use an albuterol inhaler.This is all worse in the mornings.

See Doctor: Mucus production can be a sign of inflammation in the lungs and airways. Wheezing is usually caused by spasm and inflammation. While your symptoms may be suspicious for asthma, other conditions can cause it. If you have an inhaler and are using it every day, you may want to ask your doctor about going on a more long-acting lung medication. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Once
Take over-the-counter antitussive medicine (such as Robitussin)
Once
If short of breath, chest pain, fever, or worsened cough, call Dr.
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Cough/ mucus in chest. Took 2 puffs albuterol inhaler and 1 mucus relief pill. Afraid of mucus blocking airway. Am i overreacting?

Cough/ mucus in chest. Took 2 puffs albuterol inhaler and 1 mucus relief pill. Afraid of mucus blocking airway. Am i overreacting?

Asthma?: Have you had this problem before and were you diagnosed with asthma? If so, and it is not controlled, you should contact your doctor and start a maintenance inhaler. Albuterol is used for rescue only. You are not overreacting, better be safe and catch the problem early. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more

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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more

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