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When is breathing treatment necessary?

When is breathing treatment necessary?

Recommendations: Breathing treatments can be given with intractable wheezing. They can also be used in older patients who have poor hand eye coordination and cannot manage their handheld inhalers. They are not usually more effective than metered dose inhalers (mdis). ...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


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How do I know if i need a breathing treatment?

How do I know if i need a breathing treatment?

Difficult breathing: "breathing treatment" is the popular name for a handheld device that delivers inhaled medication to the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs. This medication opens the bronchi directly or by decreasing inflammation to decrease spasm in these tubes. If you are having difficulty breathing you should use it. If you need it more than 2 x day--contact your md to see what else to do. ...Read more

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The breathing treatment seems to be making the cough worse? Switch meds?

The breathing treatment seems to be making the cough worse? Switch meds?

Probably.: But it is best to inform the md or your provider the adverse event that you experience with your breathing treatment. ...Read more

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Can you give a breathing treatment to a 5 year that was diagnosed with pneumonia?

Can Be: Breathing treatment with broncho dilator e.g. Albuterol can help. You may not need steroid nebulizer treatment. If your child has her own neb machine, I am sure she has a diagnosis of asthma, so albuterol neb treatment will be good. Pneumonia itself is a triggering factor for asthma flare up. Continue the antibiotic if given by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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My son is two months old and has a cold should I give him abuterlrol breathing treatment?

Nasal saline/neb: If you son has wheezing with colds and you were prescribed albuterol by nebulization to use if he is coughing, wheezing, breathing faster than usual, then it is okay to give the treatment. If he has a history of wheezing, please follow up with his doctor. Monitoring his temperature and ensuring good fluid intake is also advised. The use of nasal saline for infants is useful to remove mucus. ...Read more

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How often will I need a breathing treatment for COPD spasms?

How often will I need a breathing treatment for COPD spasms?

Treatment copd spasm: It all depends on what inhaled meds you are using.If you are using 12 hour inhalers which contain steroids and long term bronchodilaters and spirive by inhalation once a day, then you can use atrovent (ipratropium) and albuterol(duoneb) every 4 to 6 hours only as a rescue for the spasms if needed. ...Read more

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I have asthma, and a simple cold has me coughing at nite should I give myself a breathing treatment?

I have asthma, and a simple cold has me coughing at nite should I give myself a breathing treatment?

Yes!: You may start the asthma action plan by using a "rescue" breathing treatment like albuterol. If the breathing is still labored you will start the maintenanc meds like budensonide-pulmicort every am and pm and offer more frequent albuterol treatments. If worsens-see your doctor. ...Read more

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Will an albuterol breathing treatment make my child excited and jittery?

Will an albuterol breathing treatment make my child excited and jittery?

Yes,for some: This medication is related to Adrenalin, the stress chemical that makes your heart race and increases alertness. It generally has less stimulant effect, but for some, hyper-alertness and a rapid heart rate, not due to the asthma, is common after a treatment. ...Read more

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Should I have to take a breathing treatment and inhaler in one day? Asthmatic

Should I have to take a breathing treatment and inhaler in one day? Asthmatic

Only if needed: If your asthma is uncontrolled, you need a short-term relief with nebulized or MDI inhaler to keep the airways open Even more important, you will likely need an inhaled steroid +/- a long-acting bronchodilator in the future to keep you from getting into trouble again. In the meanwhile you may benefit from a short course of oral steroid to get you out of the crisis. ...Read more