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Best Humidifier For Asthma
Increasing the humidity in your home helps eliminate the dry air that can irritate and inflame the passages in the nose and throat. Humidified air can relieve the discomfort of colds and the flu. Using a humidifier in the home can help relieve a stuffy nose and can help break up mucus so you ...Read more
Unfortunately none: There has been no study , I am aware of, showing that using air purifier helps eczema. In fact, it may potentially dry up the skin further with increased air movement. Hepa filter appears to be the most effective if you do want to try. Be sure to measure the room size and that the filter will move the total volume of room air about 5 times per hour. ...Read more
Is it safe for a child to take azithromycin for strep and nasal spray, albuterol inhaler, and mucinex (guaifenesin) for bad phlemy cough?
Interactions: there is no special interaction between those medications when used as prescribed. ...Read more
Usually: A cool mist humidifier can put more moisture in the air which can help with allergies, congestion and when you have a cold or the flu. Some ultrasonic humidifiers are nice, but may be a bit more expensive. I don't recommend a steam vaporizer, especially when there may be children in the house since it is full of boiling water and cause serious burns if the child gets too close or tips it over. ...Read more
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
See below: Guaifenesin is a medicine in the class called expectorants. They are used to thin mucous in the air passages to make it easier to cough out the mucous and clear the possible plugging due to the mucous and clear the airways. It won't help asthma directly but may help to loosen the mucous that may be blocking/closing some of the airways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would a doctor prescribe a nebulizer with abuterol sulfate for home use instead of mdi for acute asthma flare?
Congested chest&sticky phlegm in throat, best home remedies to bring quick relief? For adults? For children?
Lots of fluids!: Extra fluids may help. Make your own cough medicine by using 1 part tea, 1part honey, and l part lemon juice. An "expectorant" is an over-the-counter medication which may help to liquify mucous secretions and make them easier to cough up. Don't give honey to babies under one year old. And it goes without saying that a non-smoking environment will be helpful to everyone. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not an easy answer: For immediate relief of coughing, wheezing, or shortness of breath use albuterol or a similar bronchodilator. For control of underlying airway inflammation and if you require albuterol more than twice weekly use an inhaled corticosteroid or a combination of inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting bronchodilator. Best advice: discuss with your primary care physician, a pulmonologist or an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either: Humidity is moisture in the air. It doesn't matter how it gets there. The main differences in the cool mist vs steam is the noise and the cost. Be sure to claen either machine at least weekly, to prevent mold build up. ...Read more
How decide when to use a controller med ongoing for 8 year old with asthma (use singulair (montelukast) during spring pollen season, but coughing more other times)?
Persistent asthma: At age 5-11 controller meds usually help persistent asthma, defined as 1) symptoms >2x/wk, 2) wake at night 3 or more times/mo, 3) use inhaler for symptoms >2x/wk, 4) asthma limits activities, or 5) needed oral steroids 2x in last year. There may be other reasons to start too, such as asthma getting worse fast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Equivalent: A nebulizer is used when the person is not able to use the inhaler properly. When used the proper way both deliver the right amount of medication. A nebulizer is less portable and takes more time to deliver (10 to 15 minutes), usually requires a power plug. An inhaler is very handy, fits in a pocket or a small purse. And then, there is personal preference. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dust mites: This is not a medical question, but an allergist in your area may be able to make some suggestions. You might also call a local expert on insects at your local UCal campus. ...Read more
Mild night asthma, Given Dulera (formoterol and mometasone). seem to be better options for asthma maintenance meds, please recommend. Need to avoid interaction with Beta Blockers?
Or avoid b blockers: unless b1 selective, which should be used with caution too, also Delera is a combo medicine , contains Inhaled CorticSteroid, in adiition to a long acting beta agonist (LABA) which are better avoided, if not extremely needed while on B blockers, generally those LABAs better be discontnued once asthma is controlled with other maintenance meds, please talk again to your doctor, take care ...Read more
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