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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Reactive Airway Disease

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Can umeclidium be used for the treatment of reactive airway disease? Vs a steroid? I am still coughing a bit with the steroid. Would other be better?

Can umeclidium be used for the treatment of reactive airway disease? Vs a steroid? I am still coughing a bit with the steroid. Would other be better?

May be: But better get re-evaluted, the cough can be due to upper airway involvement as well, faulty intake of inhaler, not using short acting bronchodilators well, or using LABA when you shouldn't, wish you wellness ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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I have reactive airway disease, and my pulse ox has been ranging from 90 to 94, Is a nebulizer treatment sufficient to address this?

I have reactive airway disease, and my pulse ox has been ranging from 90 to 94, Is a nebulizer treatment sufficient to address this?

Good Pulse Ox,: Nebulizer machine is for correcting the Bronchospasm. Pulse Oxymetry measures how much O2 your blood is carrying. You do not need to monitor that all the time and please stop checking it. Follow your doctor's advise regarding the use of Nebulizer machine. Good luck ...Read more

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2 y/o has flu and reactive airway disease. Currently taking Tamaflu/prednisone/albuterol treatments. Cough is worse after treatments-barking. Normal??

2 y/o has flu and reactive airway disease. Currently taking Tamaflu/prednisone/albuterol treatments. Cough is worse after treatments-barking. Normal??

Yes it can be: The barky cough may represent a croup cough with wheezing in your son's spectrum of illness. The prednisone should help it out! Hydrate, take lots of steamy baths. Showers and plug away with the nebulizer treatment. Consider Saline nasal spary for his nose. ...Read more

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What are the risks of slit therapy for allergies? I'm allergic to pretty much everything and have hyper reactive airway disease. Should I take slit?

What are the risks of slit therapy for allergies? I'm allergic to pretty much everything and have hyper reactive airway disease. Should I take slit?

SLIT: Sublingual immunotherapy (allergy drops) is new compared to subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots). Only a few grass pollens have been studied in the slit group. Both have been shown to be effective in treating hay fever symptoms. However, not much is known about the effectiveness of other allergens in the slit group. A much higher dose of allergens are required in slit to induce tolerance. ...Read more

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I have small airway disease, not asthma, which means I have problems getting air out of my lungs. Is this restrictive or obstructive? The doctor didn't put me on any treatment.

I have small airway disease, not asthma, which means I have problems getting air out of my lungs. Is this restrictive or obstructive? The doctor didn't put me on any treatment.

Need more info: It sounds like you may have a combination of some of both, but would need your entire medical record and to examine you before commenting. If dissatisfied with the explanation they gave you, consider a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son has reactive airway disease and has a fever of 103.4 could the two be. Linked?

My son has reactive airway disease and has a fever of 103.4 could the two be. Linked?

Seek care: Reactive airway disease aka asthma does not cause fevers. However, an upper respiratory illness that causes a fever can trigger his asthma. With his high fever, consider cool compresses and a dose of weight based acetaminophen. Try to keep him hydrated and call the doctors office tomorrow for further guidance. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have reactive airway disease?

What can I do if I have reactive airway disease?

Prevention is best: There are usually specific triggers such as smoke inhalation, allergens, and upper respiratory infections that exacerbate the reactive airway. Avoidance of your individual triggers is best. Once an episode is triggered, bronchodilators and inhaled steroids are usually necessary, sometimes oral steroids may be required. ...Read more

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I have reactive airway disease and not asthma. What is the difference?

I have reactive airway disease and not asthma. What is the difference?

Very mild asthma: More and more we are shying away from using that term. It is usually used to label very mild asthma that flares up very infrequently, usually due to a well-defined trigger like infections, wheather change, pollen, etc. There's a reason asthma meds like albuterol are used for this. ...Read more

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What precautions should be taken.....regarding hyper reactive airway disease......

What precautions should be taken.....regarding hyper reactive airway disease......

Avoid allergens: Such as dust (both outside and at home), extreme climate and humidity, keep well hydrated, well rested and yes, do take the Flu and Pneumonia vaccines. ...Read more

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Can vaping around a child cause reactive airway disease or asthma?

Can vaping around a child cause reactive airway disease or asthma?

Yes: Better avoid such practice or smoking or exposing children to any environmental airway inflammation trigger ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with reactive airway disease is there any chance I could develop copd?

I got diagnosed with reactive airway disease is there any chance I could develop copd?

Yes.: It depends on who made the diagnosis and what criteria were used to make a diagnosis of reactive airway disease. We do know that historically patients with asthma who were either untreated or undertreated in childhood and adolescence went on to develop COPD in the future. ...Read more

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Our 2.5 year old son was diagnosed tioday with reactive airway disease. Should we go on vacation to aruba tomorrow?

Our 2.5 year old son was diagnosed tioday with reactive airway disease. Should we go on vacation to aruba tomorrow?

Depends: It depends on how sick he is right now. If he is coughing a lot and wheezing, it's probably best not to go. However, if his oxygen saturation is good and the nebulizer treatments are helping, you just need to make sure you bring the machine and medications with you. It also depends on how long the flight is and how long your child can go in between treatments. ...Read more

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16 m.o. son, reactive airway disease, needs PE tubes, I'm afraid of anesthesia and it's effect on his RAD.?

16 m.o. son, reactive airway disease, needs PE tubes, I'm afraid of anesthesia and it's effect on his RAD.?

Just let them know: RAD is not a reason not to have tubes, I have even used general anesthesia to stop a status asthmaticus in a kid with bad asthma (worked well when nothing else did). As long as the anesthesiologist knows the kids past history they can modify any plans they need to. ...Read more

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Recently I was diagnosed with reactive airway disease. The last two days I've had non stop wheezing and my inhaler doesn't seem to help.

Recently I was diagnosed with reactive airway disease. The last two days I've had non stop wheezing and my inhaler doesn't seem to help.

Acute exacerbation: RAD is a general term for a lot of different disorders. If a rescue inhaler is not helping relieve symptoms the airways are too obstructed and this can lead to serious problems. Typically additional treatment is needed such as systemic or inhaled steroid or long acting bronchodilator. Even antibiotics have been used. Would recommend in-person urgent care or PCP visit to evaluate ASAP. ...Read more

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1yr old was dx'd w/ reactive airway disease. He's on albuterol 4x/day. His cough has gotten more painful/frequent since using it. Is this normal?

1yr old was dx'd w/ reactive airway disease. He's on albuterol 4x/day. His cough has gotten more painful/frequent since using it. Is this normal?

Contact pediatrician: If your baby's on the albuterol nebulizer, s/he should be getting better not worse on it. So it's best to contact your pediatrician as soon as possible to let them know what's happening. They can advise you further. Plus they can document this in your baby's chart. ...Read more

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What is reactive airway disease?

What is reactive airway disease?

Reactive airway: Reactive airway disease merely means that the bronchioles are responding to an outside allergen resulting in constriction of the smooth muscles. Typical examples are bronchial asthma and bronchitis. ...Read more

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I have reactive airway disease-- could that be causing this deep wheeze coming from throat to stomach?

Yes it may be so: Yes reactive airway disease can cause it, you should cosult your doctor if you do not have any meds and instrctions how and when to use. You may need inhaled meds and/or combination of both
consult your doctor. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more