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Essential Oils For Cough And Bronchitis
No: Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Lung congestion for 3 months with throat clearing and loss of voice. Have asthma, allergies gerd, and svt. Not getting better. Any smells exacerbate.
ICS: There are essentially two types of medications for asthma: controller medications and rescue medications. The controller you get placed on is determined by your severity and this can be changed based on the degree of control of symptoms and risk. We follow guidelines for severity and treatments such as naepp and gina. However, in short, most asthmatics need to be on inhaled corticosteroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm be used for a person with asthma with mucus in throat...And a cough dry and productive?
Not preferably: I never like to use medicine that has dm in it for my asthma patients. This suppresses cough and can have deleterious effects such as increased chance of lower airway infection by causing the mucus to get stuck there. I prefer an expectorant to keep the cough loose, giving you the ability to get it up and out of the airway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough variant asthma: Dry cough could be related to asthma. This condition is called cough variant asthma. You should see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and rule out any other causes. Treatment is similar to that for asthma in general. Depending on the severity of cough, inhaled albuterol or short course of steroids may be needed. In addition, your doctor may prescribe maintenance therapy with inhaled steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is nebulization with ventolin during streptococcal tonsillitis and cough helflul in children around 4 for avoiding further chest complications?
See doctor: Since there are many causes for a chronic cough (lasting more than 3 monrh? ) one needs to establish the cause before treating it. Antibiotic does not help a viral infection and its overuse has created MRSA. If you have a persistent fever, you may need to get a bronchoscopy. Since most chronic coughs are caused by more than a single factor, I suggest that you consult an allergist or pulmonologi ...Read more
Honey: Honey is a good remedy for cough especially when mixed with a mild tea. I also have found that mint flavored teas are very soothing to the airways and can open up clogged airways/bronchial tubes especially when the steam from mint flavored teas is inhaled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough : When given accurately, homeopathic remedies in 30c potency can often help acute symptoms of cough & congestion. Bryonia alba helps with coughs that go down into the chest -- & cough is dry, hard, & painful. Patient holds onto the chest. Causticum has dry, irritated cough -- worse from laughing, talking, or any sort of air friction. It's a main remedy for bronchitis. Coccus cacti: paroxysms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can asthmatics take OTC cough syrup? Barking cough for 6wks lots of phlegm. 10 days antibiotics and 4 days steroids helped briefly but getting worse
How long does it take bronchitis with cough induced asthma to improve? Albuterol nebs 4xday. Only better with lots of treatments. Is that good or bad?
Wife has bad chest cold. Coughing yellow phlegm. Sore from coughing, lack of sleep. Takes citalopram and clonazepam for panic attacks, zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies. What to take now and when to get help. ?
Symptomatic care: Most colds go away on their own and do not need medications, even with phlegm. Fluids, rest, tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain can all be helpful. Sometimes antihistamines like zyrtec can make getting secretions loose harder. Some folks feel vitamin c helps, and it likely will not hurt, but no great studies exist. Zinc lozenges may have a role. Get help for worsening shortness of breath, fever, lasts 7-20 days. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Causes for chronic cough? (tested negative for asthma, allergies, etc. And my GERD is controlled with meds.)
Cold for 2 months. Short of breath. Foamy sputum. Tried antibiotics. Non smoker. Coughing almost to point of puking. Asthma. Tried puffer but no help.
Productive cough with white phlegm, no fever for more than a week. Ventolin use daily.(increase). See dr? Avoid antibiotics?
Viral URI?: All of your symptoms could be viral. If this has been less than 14 days, what's coming up is not thick green or yellow, you can probably avoid an antibiotic. If your ventolin dose isn't lasting 4 to 6 hours you may need a short course of prednisone. If suddenly get worse or lasts more than 2 to 3 weeks seek antibiotic. ...Read more
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