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I have had a dry wheezing cough for 5 weeks...worse when I lay down to sleep...have albuterol and now prednisone, no help..never have smoked..now what?

I have had a dry wheezing cough for 5 weeks...worse when I lay down to sleep...have albuterol and now prednisone, no help..never have smoked..now what?

Possibilities....: A steroid inhaler would get the steroids in high concentrations locally in the airways so it may help to add that. In addition, you need to be treated for GERD, especially given that your symptoms worsen when you lie down. Reflux can definitely give you the cough you describe. I would also treat for post-nasal drip by adding a steroid nasal spray. Hopefully, this will get rid of your cough!!! ...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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I gave my 8 year old his 3 year old brother's albuterol nebulizer for bad cough and it helped, will he have bad side effect? He is sleeping so good

I gave my 8 year old his 3 year old brother's albuterol nebulizer for bad cough and it helped,  will he have bad side effect? He is sleeping so good

He'll be fine.: Rule #1: never give another child a patient's medications. Rule #2: if you do, let your pediatrician know. Rule #3: don't give the lungs medicine without listening to them first. Ok, now to answer your question, due to his bigger body weight/size, he can handle the little guy's dosing. You could have hit the nail on the head, and surmised correctly that he may have cough-variant asthma. Follow-up. ...Read more

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I've been wheezing I went too my doctor he put me on some albuterol sulfate and he ask me did my doctor who I see for sleep anep did he gave me a c pep machine I told him no what should I do?

Call doctor: If you are wheezing due to asthma, then the albuterol may not be enough treatment. Was asthma diagnosed with lung tests? Any other tests performed? If not, ask for referral to Allergist or Pulmonologist. If testing done, let your doc know the albuterol is not enough. If you are light-headed or dizzy or having trouble catching breath, go to ER. CPAP does not treat asthma. ...Read more

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Have asthma & allergies. On advair & albuterol. Smoke from fires in state & surrounding. Daily/nightly can't breathe. Wake up wheezing can't sleep, do?

Need steroids: See your doctor today. It is miserable to be in this situation with asthma. Please contact your family doctor immediately. If you can't get into see your family doctor then go to a walk-in clinic or if necessary the emergency room to make it through the weekend. Will likely be given steroids but there may be other options they have available for you as well. You should all help you breathe better. Best wishes to you and i hope you can breathe better soon. ...Read more

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I've been told albuterol makes kids hyper. three time in the last two days he has passed out asleep within 5 minutes of his albuterol. why is that?

I've been told albuterol makes kids hyper. three time in the last two days he has passed out asleep within 5 minutes of his albuterol. why is that?

Common: Happens also in adults, after effective airway opening, irritability that accompanies tightened airways goes and patients feel relaxed and want to sleep. Being hyper after having it is just a side effect that may or may not happen, not in every case ...Read more

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My 5 yrs old son use ventolin blue colour and brown for his asma.When he sleep he cough frequently and almost out of breath.I am worried?

My 5 yrs old son use ventolin blue colour and brown for his asma.When he sleep he cough frequently and almost out of breath.I am worried?

U should be seen: Asthmatics should have two medications. 1- the brown one, (most likely qvar. He should be doing it twice a day always, to help eliminate exacerbations. 2- the blue one is for when he is sick and to help open up his lungs. 3- if he is having trouble he needs to be seen immediately, he may need oral steroids. He is either not doing the med right or not enough. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old son has cough and wheezing at night while sleeping, no fever. I have cough syrup, ventolin syrup, terbutaline syrup n ventolin nebules.

My 2 yr old son has cough and wheezing at night while sleeping, no fever. I have cough syrup, ventolin syrup, terbutaline syrup n ventolin nebules.

Asthma control: Use nebulizer with Albuterol as directed by his doctor, ~ 3-4 x/day. Use only one oral bronchodilator, Albuterol, as directed, ~ 3 x/day. Don't give a cough suppressant See doctor now & in follow-up for maintenance medications. Seek evaluations for gastroesophageal reflux & allergies. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/childhood-asthma/in-depth/asthma-in-children/art-20044376 ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: albuterol?

Bronchodilator: 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 as a oral liquid. ...Read more

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What are effects of proventil (albuterol)?

What are effects of proventil (albuterol)?

Various: Proventil, proair, and ventolin are all short acting drugs called albuterol (each made by different companies). All three can cause fast heart rate, tremor and gitteriness. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Bezack
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more