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Asthma Management Nebulizer
The combination help: Pulmicort is an inhaled steroid that reduces inflammation in the lung. Serevent (salmeterol) is a long acting bronchodilator that when used with an inhaled steroid, can help the effectivess of the inhaled steroid. Serevent (salmeterol) used without the inhaled steroid can over 1-2 weeks or more can make asthma worse. Serevent (salmeterol) with asthma should only be used with an inhaled steroid. ...Read more
Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?
Unknown: Longer term studies show that both drugs are quick acting and relieve acute dyspnea/shortness of breath. It appears unlikely that either drug affects the natural history of asthma/copd. Longer acting drugs called maintenance inhalers are associated with significant decreases in exacerbation (flares) of these diseases and may affect lung function longer term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair diskus; which is better?
Both are good: It's a matter of personal response to the medications. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an aerosol and the coordination required to inhale it is a little harder than the diskus. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains formoterol as the long-acting bronchodilator, and that works faster than the salmeterol in advair. Both come in different strengths as well. Try both and consider what each costs on your plan and the side effects you have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mild asthma, occasional nighttime wheezing given dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Put on propanolol for migraines. med interaction. a better med for longterm asthma treatment?
Mgt: You may want to consider using an inhaled steroid and the Albuterol as needed if these medications control your asthma. You can also take an oral steroid for a short period of time. The combination medication has a longer acting medication. A follow up appointment: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more
I'm 22 and hav severe asthma. I'm on combivent, albuterol inhaler and neb, spirvia and singular. Phenergan (promethazine) DM not stopping SEVERE coughing ?
Is there a more powerful/effective, non-steriodal inhaler for allergic/extrinsic asthma, than ProAir HFA?
Levalbuterol: Proair HFA contains a medication called albuterol. Other rescue inhalers such Proventil and ventolin also have the same medication. Xopenex HFA (is another rescue inhaler is which used for asthma and more effective in some patients levalbuterol. If a quick acting inhaler is not working, this may be a sign that you may need inhaled steroids. It is very important to followup with your doctor. ...Read more
Asthma?: If you have asthma, you need to address inflammation and airway reactivity hence the advice to use both a bronchodilator and an inhaled steroid. If you are having wheezing from a viral illness and the wheezing is reversed with a bronchodilator, there is a possibility that you have had mild asthma and symptoms were not enough to get your attention until the respiratory illness. ...Read more
Not a good idea: If your lungs are normal, they maintain the appropriate balance of keeping your small airways open/closed.The mechanism is designed to keep toxic fumes/materials out of sensitive endpoints in the lung.When used without need, they increase your hearts work /rate & saturate the lungs sensors.Overstimulation can make these sensors less reliable.Any med strong enough to do good can do the opposite ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CONTROLLER MEDS: In my opinion Controller meds which include inhaled Steroids with long acting Bronchodilaters also inhaled in combinations if taken correctly work best and sometimes one can add Montelucast(Singular) to that to control Asthma and reduce the incidents of acute attacks and exacerbations to minimum For acute attacks reliever meds like Albuterol or Levalbuteral are used with oral steroids sometimes ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which inhaler is a rescue inhaler, xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa or dulera? Already used xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa and did not get full relief
Pt. With severe COPD and is non - responsive to inhaled steroids. Has tried "most" of the inhaled albuterols, combivents, (albuterol and ipratropium) and anti-cholinergis. ?
No: Unfortunately, the is no cure for asthma. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that may "flare" depending upon an individual's triggers. Studies performed with disease "controllers" (oral leukotriene receptor antagonists and inhaled corticosteroids) to see if "cure" or prevention are possible. Unfortunately, any gains that are obtained while on those medications are lost when stopped. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No: Neither treat pneumonia, but in patients who have underlying obstructive lung diseases like asthma or copd, pneumonia can worsen symptoms of these diseases and the inhaled medicines you mention can help treat these problems. Albuterol helps dilate the airways and relieve shortness of breath and pulmicort helps decrease airway inflammation and may also help relive symptoms but more slowly over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: In general , yes but not all people with asthma responds to QVar which is an inhaled steroid. The major side effects are hoarseness and thrush at the throat area which can be mostly prevented by using an aerochamber and gargling with water after each treatment session. Large doses in young children may resulted in around 1/2 inch of loss in eventual height. ...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
Health care equipmen: Stores that sell health care equipment usually also carry nebulizers. Also home health care companies will often bring the nebulizer to your home and teach you how to use it, as well as supply the medications. A prescription is required in order for your insurance to pay for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Portability...: You will likely be taking this machine with you at times and there are light-weight machines that work really well. The easier it is to take with you outside the home the more likely your child will be compliant with treatment. Depending on the age of the child, it may be helpful to involve the child in the selection of the machine. ...Read more
Wildfire smoke in co is affecting my asthma. Inhalers and my nebulizer are not working. What else can I try?
Reduce exposure: Exposure to smoke will make the airway reactive and make it difficult to control. Stay indoors as much as possible. You may need treatments more frequently. ...Read more
My 19mo was diagnosed with mild persistent asthma, she coughs in am, when runs, etc, does she always need nebulizer or is there inhaler/quicker way?
Maybe: At 19 months, she is unlikely to be able to use an inhaler properly, as she cannot coordinate her breathing. You should ask your doctor for an inhaler version of her nebulizer medication, and a spacer, which is a plastic tube that you fit the inhaler into one end, and have her breathe several breaths from the other. ...Read more
My son woke up this am his cough was like barking frogs and was not productive at all. I nebulized and it's a lil better. Is this asthma? What to do
Should call his MD: There are various reasons for a child to have a non productive cough. Included among these would be asthma, croup, respiratory infections, reflux, etc. An evaluating physician would consider your son's age, previous history of wheezing or asthma, current symptoms and findings on exam. The likely diagnosis would determine the appropriate action you should take. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 92 BPM high for just resting? Like the only activity done today is lie in bed and use my nebulizer because my asthma is acting up today.
My nebulizer broke and I have bad asthma everyday but I have a vix humidifier that has a medicine cup is it safe to put the abuteral in the med cup?
I am sorry: I spent years in the hospital treating respiratory illnesses before i became a physician and your question is the one that most worries me today. People die from asthma. You have "bad" asthma. Please get the right treatment asap if not urgently. Please page your doctor now for instructions. Stop smoking for god's sake. ...Read more
4 years I have been on daily nebulizer occasionally high doses of steroids. What they thought is asthma and allergic to all foods. Is it laryngospasm?
My son was recommeded nebulizer - albuterol because of congestion. Does frequent congestion mean he could be pre- disposed to asthma?
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