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Asthma Management Nebulizer
Asthma is 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 breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
Rarely: Nebulizers allow you to take albuterol aerosolized rather than through an inhaler device. For adults, there is really no benefit to this except maybe cost. There are some other nebulized meds, but they typically have to be used more often than the meds available via other inhaler devices. They are best for children or sick elderly who can't use a more-complicated inhaler. ...Read more
Asthma: You need to see your physician to discuss. If you are on a home nebulizer, you may need to be managed by a pulmonary specialist. If what you mean by 'mouthpiece' is a metered dose inhaler it is probably a good idea for acute symptoms arising when you don't have the nebulizer around. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me is there any over-the-counter asthma relief medicine i can get for a steam nebulizer?
I have a bad cold. My asthma is flaring up. Been doing nebulizer. Is there anything else that I can do? I am coughing as well.
I have been coughing for over 2 years. I have tried 4 inhalers and 1 nebulizer. Still not better. What could it be other than asthma?
Cough, chronic: There are many causes of chronic cough. It looks like you are currently under the care of a doctor but not under good control if previously diagnosed with asthma. You need to consult a chest specialist/pulmonologist for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Expired meds: There is a risk they won't work, and if you are having an asthma attack, that's a big problem. Most meds will not harm you if expired, except for the fact that they may not be good for what they are intended for. You should check all the medicines in your home monthly to see if expired and/or need refills or replacements. ...Read more
I've had two asthma attacks in the past two days, how many times can I safely use my nebulizer a day? And if my attacks continue today what do I do?
See your doc soon: Albuterol nebulizers and/or inhalers can be used every 4 to 6 hrs as needed especially during an asthma flare. See your doc soon - you may need a Prednisone treatment and long acting inhalers taken twice daily that can control your asthma better. This would lower your need for using your albuterol so much. Common side effects from albuterol are increased heart rate and temporary tremors. Best! ...Read more