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Is Budensonide Good For 7 Yr Old
My 3 1/2 yr old uses albuterol and budesonide in nebulizer 2x a day to treat cough and congestion due to allergies. Is it safe to keep using often.
Depends on conditio: Albuterol is a bronchdilater and Budesonide is an inhaled steroid(anti inflammatory) prescribed in children and adults for bronchial asthma.Depending on the severity of asthma it may have to be used often if needed and prescribed under medical supervision and it is safe.Budesonide is a controller medicine, means it controls the inflammation and albuterol is a bronchodilator used for symptom relief. ...Read more
Prevents asthma attacks. This medicine is a steroid. Budesonide is a steroid for the treatment of asthma and non-infectious rhinitis (including hay fever and other allergies), and for treatment and prevention of nasal polyposis. In addition, it is used for crohn's ...Read more
2 yr old dxd with eoe and gp - was on swallowed budesonide for eoe for 3 months - egd showed HSV esophagitis - did steroid cause hsv?
No: A steroid cannot cause hsv infection. Hsv is a virus that is transmitted to children often transplacentally from the mother in utero. Certainly, the virus can be transmitted orally via oral contact with someone carrying the virus. The steroid can suppress the immune system and allow the virus to activate and become a problem, as it did in this child's esophagus. ...Read more
33 yr old/female. Dizziness and lightheaded. Taking allegra d, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and pro-air. Blood pressure 95/60. Why dizziness?
BP a bit low: Your BP is a bit low which maybe causing your dizziness. If the dizziness occurs often from rapid change of position from laying to sitting or standing , then likely it is due to low bp. If dizziness associated with change of head position/rapid rotation or up/down position, it is possibly vertigo. Keep well hydrated and take it easy for couple of days. If not better, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
My 10 month old is prescribed to take Budesonide once daily for his asthma. Is this safe for long term use?
Yes: While this is a steroid preparation, the use as an inhalant allows it to go directly to the lungs where its action is needed. It is broken down by metabolism quickly, reducing total body exposure that would come with oral or injected meds. ...Read more
My 2years old was taking budesonide.He start sleeping better.After finishing he start getting up again at night.Now he keep asking for his medicine?
His Budesonide is a controller medication which helps to control inflammation and prevent flare ups. If he has asthma symptoms at night, he may need to be back on Budesonide again. A virtual consult is available to review his asthma plan: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD
In the meantime, treat asthma symptoms by using Albuterol. ...Read more
My 4 year old has a wet cough for months at times. Dr prescribed xopenex (levalbuterol) and budesonide. Could budesonide stunt his growth?
How close together can you give nebulized Pulmicort (budesonide 0.5mg)? Forgot to give "extra" pre-op dose. 11 hours until surgery. 6yr old child.
Give it : Pulmacort at .5 mg twice daily is common for symptomatic kids @ 6. A third dose if desired by your treating team is fine. ...Read more
I have asthma. Thought is was controlled but now collapse sometimes and kept passing out while hiking. Can't breath good. Taking symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 4 puff day.
Confirmed case of RSV on 20 months old daycare classroom. Should I start her on preventive budesonide treatments just in case?
Is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) a good medicine to treat mid asthma with just deficit of 15% percent of breath? I'm fearing having colateral effects, i'm just 23.
Good med...: Because it is inhaled, very little of this med actually goes systemic so there are very few systemic side effects. Asthma has inflammation as well as bronchospasm so inhaled steroids are used to decrease the inflammation. Be sure to rinse and spit after each use of this inhaler to avoid oral thrush, a fungal mouth problem. ...Read more
Need new Dr new here primary care and pulmonologist not good fit,I have asthma allergies and fibro. Bad reaction to budesonide. how find? plse help!
New physician: Call your local hospital and ask for a list of primary care physicians who are taking new patients. Also ask your friends or relatives for recommendations as long as they are happy with their physicians. ...Read more
My 2-year-old's pediatrician gave me budesonide inhalation suspension to take care of his weezing. Isn't that usually used for asthma?
Yes but: Yes, however, it can also be used for croup and other respiratory conditions. In a survey in the new england journal of medicine, half of all 3 year olds had had at least one episode of wheezing in their lives. I am therefore reluctant to give the diagnosis of "asthma" to any child under 4, because that would mean that roughly half of my patients have asthma! ...Read more
Is there anything I can give my 2 year old who has persistent cough? I've already given him albuterol and budesonide. I read Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps?
See his doctor: Cough can be due to several causes, reactive airway disease is just one, sinusitis, ear infection or any upper respiratory tract infection can still cause it. How did you give him the albuterol and the budesonide? I trust at his age you used a nebulizer, but make sure you've mixed the right dosage and the mask was fitting to his face so the medicine isn't wasted, see his doctor for better assessment ...Read more
My father is having breathing difficulties due to lung cancer. Is this good for him? Pulmicort 0.25mg/ml
I give my 7 yr old son sambucus(elderberry) from the health store for coughs. Is this a good practice?
You should not give your child anything from health food store without consulting your pediatrician.
Although sambucus has been used by many for a remedy for cold, cough amd flu, we dont know the dose for a seven year old child and what long term side effects it may have.
All the studies done have been done outside of us and by the companies who produce and market this product. ...Read more
Is it true that budesonide which is a corticosteriod. Has short term affects as an ergogenic aid? But long term use has the opposite affect?
This is a: Non-absorbed steroid so it will not increase energy or cause a let down as it is tapered. ...Read more
Tendinitis: Budesonide as an inhaled steroid should have no detrimental effect on tendinitis. If your tendinitis is aggravated consider another reason. If the tendinitis has been there longer than 6-8 weeks should consider it not to be inflammated (itis) but instead to be tendinosis. Tendinosis is a chronic change in the tendon. ...Read more
Nothing untoward will happen if you take them together in the prescribed doses as recommended
budesonide is an inhaled steroid used to control bronchial asthma and sudafed is available over the counter(sudaephedrine)and it a decongestant often used alone or in combination with antihistamines. ...Read more
Budesonide: Prevents asthma attacks. This medicine is a steroid. Budesonide is a steroid for the treatment of asthma and non-infectious rhinitis (including hay fever and other allergies), and for treatment and prevention of nasal polyposis. In addition, it is used for crohn's disease (inflammatory bowel disease). ...Read more
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