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What is the treatment for newborn respiratory distress?

What is the treatment for newborn respiratory distress?

Various: Treatment of rds is directed at the most common causes of rds and may vary depending on many factors which include gestational age and risk factors for infection. Treatment is directed at supporting the babies lungs ability to maintain adaquate oxygen levels and treating infection therefore antibiotic are often administered along with oxygen and possibly surfactant and CPAP or mechanical ventilat. ...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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Is there nething helpful 4 treating infant RSV other than hot steam and breathing treatment? My 8 month old is miserable...

Is there nething helpful 4 treating infant RSV other than hot steam and breathing treatment? My 8 month old is miserable...

Be patient: Most of RSV infection in infant of yours requires supportive care, i.e., encouraging fluid intake and watching. Hot steam is not of help. Pay extra attention to infant's breathing. If infant's breathing becomes noticeably heavy, check with your baby's pcp again. ...Read more

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6 month old that's wheezing, coughing and nasal drainage. Pediatrician only gave an albuterall inh with chamber mask. She isn't getting better. Help?

6 month old that's wheezing, coughing and nasal drainage. Pediatrician only gave an albuterall inh with chamber mask. She isn't getting better. Help?

Difficult condition: Infectious wheezing is difficult in infants and may have little early response to any therapy.I use nebulizers at this age rather than inhalers /chambers, but even these don't assure improvement. If the kid is taking fluids well enough to pee every 4-6 hours you can continue treatment and monitor at home.Id drinking slows or stops, the kid needs to be evaluated.Occasionally these need IV fluids, 02. ...Read more

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Is it true that deep breathing or pursed lip breathing can be considered treatment for dyspnea?

Is it true that deep breathing or pursed lip breathing can be considered treatment for dyspnea?

No and yes: Deep breathing is not, (it just causes hyperventilation and hypocapnea), but pursed lip breathing (in which one exhales against partially closed lips), increases the functional residual capacity which improves gas exchange and can be helpful for dyspnea. Many COPD patients are taught this technique. ...Read more

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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

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What is the rattle noise upon exhaling when my toddler has a respiratory infection? Should I continue the albuterol breathing treatments?

What is the rattle noise upon exhaling when my toddler has a respiratory infection?  Should I continue the albuterol breathing treatments?

Rattle noise exhalin: I think what you are describing is wheezing and your pediatrician has prescribed Albuterol Inhalation for it.Did you ask the doc if your child has asthma and if it is, you need to get educated to take care of your child.Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the bronchi and you need proper treatment with inhaled steroids and albuterol, unless he is being treated for bronchiolitis. ...Read more

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Is blowby oxygenation an appropriate intervention to reduce cardiac stress in an infant with febrile induced tachycardia?

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Is blowby oxygenation an appropriate intervention to reduce cardiac stress in an infant with febrile induced tachycardia?

Febrile tachycardia: Treatment is to reduce fever, fast heart rate is one of the mechanisms the body adopts to reduce the effects of high temperature, best way to deal with it is try to reduce fever by whatever means, warm bath, fever medicine, etc.., blow-by oxygen isn't the treatment, unless there is heart or lung problem requiring oxygen supplementation, it won't harm but won't help ...Read more

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3 months old baby with bronchiolitis receiving albuterol+nebulizer therapies makes high pitch stridor-like when laughing or crying. NOT all the time.

3 months old baby with bronchiolitis receiving albuterol+nebulizer therapies makes high pitch stridor-like when laughing or crying. NOT all the time.

Croup?: Bronchiolitis is a lower airway disease that is sometimes treated with bronchodilators such as albuterol. Stridor develops with inflammation of structures much higher up, and is common with Croup. Most children with croup do not wheeze unless they are predisposed to doing so. ...Read more

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Is there accupressure treatment for enlarged heart valve with breathing difficulty?

Is there accupressure treatment for enlarged heart valve with breathing difficulty?

Stress/calm/balance: Although you can use acupressure to help calm yourself -it is not a treatment for this condition. ...Read more

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How quickly can oral steroids improve the condition of a preschool child with asthma who has been coughing non-stop for a week? [reactive airway+wheez

How quickly can oral steroids improve the condition of a preschool child with asthma who has been coughing non-stop for a week? [reactive airway+wheez

12-24 hours: If your child has been coughing secondary to an exacerbation of asthma, oral steroids usually begin working about 6 hours after being given. In general, most children have significant improvements in their symptoms by 24 hours. If the symptoms are not improving, you should consult the prescribing doctor to discuss other diagnoses. ...Read more

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Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

See your personal MD: Medications prescribed are working against each other. Albuterol is a broncho dilator which helps you to cough up mucous.Codeine is a cough suppressant making it harder for you to cough up mucousrather than an urgent care center, it might be a better idea to make an appointment with your doctor to get you on proper medication. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sudden infant death?

What is the treatment for sudden infant death?

Prevention: There is no treatment for sids. By definition the patient is dead.A family can reduce a child's risk by laying them on their back to sleep, having no smokers in babies life & never sleeping with baby. ...Read more

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Is it possible for albuterol breathing treatments to cause thrush?

Is it possible for albuterol breathing treatments to cause thrush?

Unlikely: There is nothing in this medication that would bring the yeast germ to you & cause the problem.However, if you use equipment (reservoir, mouthpiece, etc) that is contaminated, the equipment could be a source. Equipment should be properly cleaned & sanitized at regular intervals & changed when they become visibly worn. ...Read more

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Mom dying. Death rattle. What is the best position, flat or elevated to prolong her life?Heart rate strong. Breathing shallow oxygen 74%. How to help?

Mom dying. Death rattle. What is the best position, flat or elevated to prolong her life?Heart rate strong. Breathing shallow oxygen 74%. How to help?

End of life: Not sure it will matter at this point try to find a comfortable position for her usually somewhat upright at 30-4 degree angle is ideal . Gather family . ...Read more

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Should we start ventolin nebulization during streptococcal tonsillitis and cough (if wheezing starts) for a child around 4 ?

Should we start ventolin nebulization during streptococcal tonsillitis and cough (if wheezing starts) for a child around  4 ?

No: Ventoline has no effect on the tonsils nor the swelling in that area. It may cause increased heart rate and other unpleasant side effects. If the child has reactive airway disease and gets ventoline as part of his treatment, then he should follow treatment plan outlined by his doctor for acute exacerbations of his symptoms. ...Read more