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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
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
Probably.: But it is best to inform the md or your provider the adverse event that you experience with your breathing treatment. ...Read more
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 and albuterol(duoneb) every 4 to 6 hours only as a rescue for the spasms if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: IF the drug being used in the breathing treatment is provetil or another sympathommetic, then yes, the side-effect is increased heart rate. Same thing happens with use of theophylline (a cousin of caffeine). Therefore you might want to discuss with your allergist, newer medications that dont cause this side-effect, if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See MD: Either see u r md or a pulmonologist . Change or add other medicines! ...Read more
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