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How often can I use my nebulizer?

How often can I use my nebulizer?

Every 4 hours: you may use it up to every 4 hours, however if you don't get relief, you'd better see a doctor in person ...Read more

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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more


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How often can I use my nubizer?

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Answer: Quick-relief medications such as albuterol will help relieve sudden asthma symptoms. They typically begin working 5 to 15 minutes after treatment and can usually be administered every 3 to 4 hours, • long-term swelling, and overproduction of mucus.Control medications that help manage symptoms on a daily basis. Steroids (corticosteroids) are taken once or twice daily and work to control inflammation. ...Read more

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HOW LONg Do I HaVe To WAIt AFTEr I usEd my RESCUe INHALEr To USe the NEBULIZER. BOTH WITh ALBUTEROl?

HOW LONg Do I HaVe To WAIt AFTEr I usEd my RESCUe INHALEr To USe the NEBULIZER. BOTH WITh ALBUTEROl?

For severe asthma: every 3-4 hours. For mild to moderate asthma- every 4-6 hours. Consult your private physician for medication to prevent attacks. ...Read more

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How often could I use salamol to relieve wheezing?

How often could I use salamol to relieve wheezing?

Every 12 hrs: By the way, you should not use salmeterol by itself to control your asthma. A steroid inhaler should be the primary drug for asthma control. Using salmeterol or any type of bronchodilator without an inhaled steroid may make your asthma worse even though you may get transient relief from its use. ...Read more

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What can I do for wheezing and coughing and it doesn't stop when I use my nebulizer or my inhaler?

What can I do for wheezing and coughing and it doesn't stop when I use my nebulizer or my inhaler?

Get treated : It sounds like you have moderate asthma that would require inhaled steroids. Don't sit in this. Do see a physician, find out what stage asthma you're in, & get treated right away. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How often should I use my flutter device?

How often should I use my flutter device?

Ask your doctor: Flutter devices for patients with bronchiectasis (for example cf) should be used to help clear excess thick secretions from the airway. If it takes you one, two or three times daily to keep your secretions manageable, than that is what you do. Best to ask the doctor who prescribed it for you. ...Read more

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How can I stop using advair and albuterol?

How can I stop using advair and albuterol?

Cure your asthma: Stop doing things that are hurting your lungs like smoking or living with people who smoke. Marijuana & tobacco are both bad for your lungs. Add omega-3 & vitamin d to your diet. See an allergist to find other causes for asthma. Allergy shots (immunotherapy), work to mature your immune system sharing concepts with homeopathy. Time-consuming but often curative. Just don't suddenly quit your meds. ...Read more

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Doctor, I use to snoor regularly and how can I control it?

Doctor, I use to snoor regularly and how can I control it?

May be sleep apnea: If you used to snore and don't anymore - good!but if it is still a problem it can be from many things - anatomy, allergies, medications, medical issues.The most important one to consider especially if you have fatigue or tiredness during the day is called obstructive sleep apnea(osa). This can lead to many problems but is treatable with special oxygen set-up called cpap. You may need a sleep study. ...Read more

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How often can I take my inhaler if I have asthma and bronchitis?

How often can I take my inhaler if I have asthma and bronchitis?

Every 4-6 hours: You can use albuterol (rescue inhaler) every 4-6 hours. However if you are needing it that much you should see your doctor because they need to put you an a controller medication or increase your existing maintance meds to address the inflammation in your lungs, so you don't need to be "rescued" too often. They also want to treat with antibiotics to help resolve the infection. ...Read more

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How can I treat my daily cough?

How can I treat my daily cough?

Identify trigger: The best way to effectively treat a cough is to identify the trigger. There are many triggers including asthma, infections, sinus problems, allergies, acid reflux to name a few. A pulmonologist or allergist can assist in identifying the trigger, so a good treatment for the cough can be offered. ...Read more

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How do I know what i'm dealing with my asthma when I use my inhaler for daily attacks?

Asthma: A controller medication is the best way to ensure safe and effective asthma therapy to control for any exacerbations. ...Read more

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How many times can I use rotahaler daily? Can I use it while breastfeeding?

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How many times can I use rotahaler daily? Can I use it while breastfeeding?

Depends: on the medicine used in the device, if it is salbutamol, so it is probably safe, please excecise caution when using multiple medications, or while pregnant or breast feeding, ask your doctor ...Read more

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Can i get a tip on how to stop my cough effectively?

Can i get a tip on how to stop my cough effectively?

Find the cause: See an allergist and determine where the cough is coming from, it can be from post nasal drip, asthma, allergies, sinus disease or acid reflux. Get tested and diagnosed properly to get rid of the cough. ...Read more

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How often should I use shampoo?

Personal preference: It depends on your hair biology and hair type. However, dermatologist recommend not to shampoo daily and you can skip a day or two. There is no restriction and if you choose to, use a lightweight shampoo. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How often can I use laxatives?

How often can I use laxatives?

Not recommended: If you have to use laxatives on a regular basis you should see your doctor for alternative treatments as your colon can become laxative dependant. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should I wash my mouth using a mouthwash?

Doctors can you tell me how often should I wash my mouth using a mouthwash?

Maybe not: Mouthwash is not the magical miracle worker that some people believe. The primary cleaning method is using a soft brush in circles where the teeth and gum come together. Follow up with a water pik is very useful. Mouthwash maybe once or twice a day if you want to. ...Read more

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How can I forget the past, what tablets/pills can I use ?

How can I forget the past, what tablets/pills can I use ?

No such Thing: I am sorry, but if an experience or memory is bothering you this must be dealt with safely through talk therapy and working to define and/or redefine the experience and how you respond to it. As a survivor this work can be very healing. But, there are no medications or pills to take away the pain or troubling past. ...Read more

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How can I treat my asthma?

How can I treat my asthma?

Find out what: your "triggers" are...allergies/stress/environmental issues and find a good PULMONOLOGIST or ALLERGIST to help you design a medication program best for you! (Rescue inhalers, ongoing medications etc etc Some skin testing may be necessary! Start with your Primary Care Physician for a Referral Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I treat my mattress so my allergies will stop?

How can I treat my mattress so my allergies will stop?

Encase: If you suffer from dust mite allergy, you can get a dust mite proof cover for your mattress and pillows. A hepa ait filter for the bedroom also helps. Consult an allergist for different options on getting rid of your allergies. ...Read more

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How many times a day should I use my inhaler?

Different inhalers: Steroid inhalers, inhalers with long acting broncholdilators (salmetrol) are different. ...Read more

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How do I know what i'm dealing with my asthma when I use my inhaler for daily attacks?

Asthma: A controller medication is the best way to ensure safe and effective asthma therapy to control for any exacerbations. ...Read more

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What can I do for wheezing? I've had bronchitis for 3 weeks. I use my inhaler and I also have a nebulizer and I keep wheezing. What else can I do?

What can I do for wheezing? I've had bronchitis for 3 weeks. I use my inhaler and I also have a nebulizer and I keep wheezing. What else can I do?

Sounds like: your asthma is worsening and you would need a full work up including a chest xray, CBC, sputum test, Arterial blood gas as well as steroids and antibiotics. Only your physician could make a personalized treatment plan after a thorough exam. Get well. ...Read more

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I have trouble breathing at night with asthma. Should I use my inhaler?

I have trouble breathing at night with asthma. Should I use my inhaler?

Asthma: Youll need rescue inhaler like albuterol but if you have frequent night time asthma symptoms than talk to your doctor about preventative inhaler (every day use). ...Read more

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If i play sports like football and basketball and I have asthma, will i be asthma free once I use my inhaler and go back to playing the game soon?

If i play sports like football and basketball and I have asthma, will i be asthma free once I use my inhaler and go back to playing the game soon?

Not asthma free but: The asthma might be well controlled with the inhalers. If you are 39, you are not likely to grow out of the asthma at this point. But with the proper medication, this should be well controlled for you and hopefully not be alimiting factor for you. ...Read more

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I get breathless with wheezing early in the norning only when i have wet cough and it goes away when i use my inhaler. Asthma?

I get breathless with wheezing early in the norning only when i have wet cough and it goes away when i use my inhaler. Asthma?

Maybe: The description is highly consistent with asthma. In fact, you may feel better with daily inhaled medication. A lung test (spirometry) would be helpful in quantifying your risk and potential benefits of treatment changes. ...Read more

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Been coughing (I only cough when using the inhaler) up yellow phelgm for 2 months every other day. I get wheezing so I use my inhaler and it makes me cough and spit out the phelgm once I get it out I feel great. After I eat I have to clear my throat ?

Been coughing (I only cough when using the inhaler) up yellow phelgm for 2 months every other day. I get wheezing so I use my inhaler and it makes me cough and spit out the phelgm once I get it out I feel great. After I eat I have to clear my throat ?

See doctor: It is not unusual to cough up something after using the inhaler when there is inflammation in the airways. I suspect that you have asthma however. Throat-clearing after eating may also be a sign of reflux. It's time for you to see a doctor and get a lung function test. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use someone elses inhaler?

NO: If you need inhalers then go see your md and determine why you need the inhaler. Asthma can be deadly and one needs the right medications. If other issues with breathing they can be chronic. One needs to have the correct diagnosis. Do not use other peoples drug! not all that wheezes is asthma. ...Read more

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What is the proper way to use an inhaler?

What is the proper way to use an inhaler?

Use a spacer: The easiest way to use an inhaler is with a spacer. You're much more likely to do it correctly. The inhalation for an hfa inhaler is a slow inhalation through the spacer. Dry powder inhalers are used differently, so make sure you review with your doctor or pharmacist the proper way for your inhaler. ...Read more

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How old must a child be to use an inhaler?

Need deep inhalation: If they can follow the instruction and take the deep breathe to send the medicine down all the way, then they will have the benefits of the medicine, otherwise it won't be helpful. They have to hold the lips around the mouth piece good enough to inhale the medicine. If they can't, then treatment with nebulizer can give the medication continuously to the airways. ...Read more

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Can i still use an inhaler that has expired?

Can i still use an inhaler that has expired?

Sometimes.: If they are a few day expired then not a big deal, get a new prescription. Older ones will not be as effective anymore. So stay up to date on dates and follow with your md. If this is a rescue inhaler then you are doing fine since you don't use that much. ...Read more

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If I drop my inhaler in the toilet can I still use it?

If I drop my inhaler in the toilet can I still use it?

Really?: You would actually put it back in your mouth after it fell in the toilet? Really? Get a new one. ...Read more

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It's okay to use this inhaler just a bit more than prescribed right?

Inadequate info: Don't know which inhaler you are referring to. Your physician or pharmacist can help with this question. ...Read more

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Can use inhaler with musinex?

Can use inhaler with musinex?

Yes: Mucinex is a mucolytic (guaifenesin) inhalers are of different kind. Bronchodilators, steroids, etc. None will interfere with it. ...Read more

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How do I use a metered-dose inhaler?

Inhaler: I would recommend to go to the manufacture's website and get a handout or watch a video if they have one to learn how to use the device. Sometimes devices have different ways of using them. Alternatively go to your pharmacist and they can go over how to use the device. ...Read more

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Can we use inhalers instead of nebulizer?

Depends on situation: Most patients over 4 years of age can be transitioned into inhalers.Sometimes a spacer chamber is needed, but most nebulizer meds are also available by inhaler. ...Read more

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Is it okay for to use inhaler for my bronchitis?

Is it okay for to use inhaler for my bronchitis?

Yes but not alone: An inhaler such as albuterol will help open the airways but an anti-inflammatory and antibiotics are also necessary. Sometimes an oral or IV steriod is used. Antibiotics for infection plus bronchodilators plus steroids. On discharge, spiriva, pressair, advair or symbacort may help lessen the occurances. Bronchitis is inlfammtion of the bronchi which cause airway obstructin and breathing issues. ...Read more

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