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Doctor insights on: Breathing Saline Solution Fight Bronchitis

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

It is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (the larger and medium-sized airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the more distal parts of the lung parenchyma). It may be infectious and require antibiotics, or steroid like meds to help treat it. (it can be acute ...Read more


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My two weeks old boy has a dry breathing problem and slight snot build up its too early in tge morning to buy Saline Solution, what can I do?

My two weeks old boy has a dry breathing problem and slight snot build up its too early in tge morning to buy Saline Solution, what can I do?

Nasal discharge: You are aleady on the right track, nasal saline drops is the . Good luckbest treatment but you can try to suction the nasal mucus discharge with a bulb syringe until you can get the saline drops. If the trouble breathing persisted see his doctor to make sure it is not caused by a lung problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would/can albuterol or duoneb be taken to help breathing even with a cold or flu and while using sterile saline solution for nasal spray?

Would/can albuterol or duoneb be taken to help breathing even with a cold or flu and while using sterile saline solution for nasal spray?

Yes: Viral upper respiratory infections can often trigger the small airways in your lungs to constrict. Go ahead and try the albuterol. If it helps, you can continue. If it doesn't, you can move on to something different with advice from your doctor. ...Read more

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Brain stroke , hospitalised, pulse fluctauting, BP low, giving saline solution, INR 3.05, waitingto do tracheostomy. will it help to get better?

Brain stroke , hospitalised, pulse fluctauting, BP low, giving saline solution, INR 3.05, waitingto do tracheostomy. will it help to get better?

Tracheostomy : A tracheostomy is performed to control the airway and oral secretions and to prevent aspiration. It is also helpful to get the breathing tube out of the mouth in order to do good mouth care. The tracheostomy is generally a temporary measure until the patient is stronger physically and neurologically. The procedure will not be performed until the anticoagulants are stopped and the INR is reduced. ...Read more

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What else can I put my contacts in besides saline solution?

What else can I put my contacts in besides saline solution?

Many contact lens: Solutions are available. Saline is not sufficient for storage as it does not clean or disinfect the contacts. In my opinion, peroxide based cleaning systems, like clear care, are the best. Many people use multipurpose solutions as well. ...Read more

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One of my contacts is stuck and the saline solution is not working. What can I do?

One of my contacts is stuck and the saline solution is not working. What can I do?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Where can I get an inexpensive saline solution?

Saline Solution: Depending on what you are doing with the saline solution, it may or may not have to be sterile. If the solution must be sterile, you will likely need a doctor's prescription. If the saline does not have to be sterile, ask your pharmacist. Once you know the strength you need, your pharmacist should be able to give you a "recipe" for preparing it at home with table salt and water. ...Read more

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How can a saline solution clean a wound?

How can a saline solution clean a wound?

Basic and Gentle: Saline is basically a weak solution of salt in water. This closely matches the basic fluid component in our bodies and therefore is very similar to what the cells are used to "bathing" in. Things like betadine, peroxide and alcohol are very damaging to the cells as is "letting the air get to it". You should wet a gauze pad with saline and gently clean the surface of the wound. Dress it after. ...Read more

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Hoe does a saline solution assist in preventing rhinitis? Thanks.

Wash and moisterize: Saline is salt water, the same consistency as your body fluids, 0.9 % salt water. It is used to flush wounds and skin lesions to help clean debris out of these areas. Thus the nasal spray keeps your nose moist, especially important to remove mucous, allergens in the nasal pathway. In the dry atmosphere in the winter time, your house has less moisture and your nose inside will be dry. ...Read more

Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more