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Is It Safe To Give My 5 Year Old Albuterol From Breathing Treatment Machine It Was Prescribed To My 11 Month Old For Bronchitis
Is it safe to give my 5 year old albuterol from breathing treatment machine. It was prescribed to my 11 month old for bronchitis?
Only if doctor says.: If your 5 year old has been diagnosed with asthma previously and is now having the same symptoms, you can give it, but call your pediatricians and let them know you're doing so. If your 5 year old has never had this problem before, it's best to have him/her seen by the pediatrician to get a correct diagnosis and see what the best treatment is for that diagnosis, since it may not be asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine . It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more
Budesonide inhalation suspension 0.5 mg or albuterol sulfate 2.5mg. I have chronic bronchitis and I have both of these for my "at home" breathing treatments. Which would help most?
Depends: The two meds you list are very different and intended for different purposes. Budesonide (pulmicort) is a steroid to reduce inflammation where as albuterol is a smooth muscle relaxer designed to reduce bronchospasm of the smaller airways surrounded by smooth muscle fibers. Albuterol's effect is very brief and temporary. Budesonide use provides sustained beneficial effects to prevent flare up. ...Read more
I have POTS, on beta blocker for rapid HR. Frequently also get Bronchitis. Is Albuterol a safe breathing treatment for me, with my tachycardia & meds?
POTS: Hello and welcome to HealthTap :) Usually the tachycardia related to POTS is postural, if you lay down it should be relatively safe, which is obviously not possible all the time. The second option would. Levoalbuterol which causes very less tachycardia if any. Thank you ...Read more
I took 2 mucinex dm at 10 this morning is it safe to take a breathing treatment while taking mucinex, its albuterol ipatropium bromide mix?
Yes: There should be no interaction between the three medications. ...Read more
6 yo has bronchitis. Just gave him albuterol in nebulizer and his cough is really bad after treatment . It sounds productive though. Is this normal?
It is normal to: cough more right after a nebulization treatment. The medication loosens up the mucous in the airway passages. However, if he is wheezing more or having difficulty breathing, or he seems to need a treatment in less than 2 hours, you should call his pediatrician. He may need to be re-checked and/or his medications adjusted. ...Read more
My daughter has been put on albuterol for machine and flovent inhaler.Prednason..How far apart should be taken? Shes 11 with bronchitis, asthma rsv.
No relation: The Flovent inhaler should be administered either once or twice a day, everyday. This will only prevent her from becoming ill. The Prednisone should be limited to a 5 day course and is typically administered daily. The albuterol is your rescue medication. You shoudl give it to your daughter when she is having trouble breathing. You can safely give it every 3 hours if you have to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son is 10 got a cold now has heavy cough he did a breathing treatment with albuterol what over counter med can I buy for him ?
Can a child have liquid albuterol and a breathing treatment at same time, or do you wait for some time in between them?
I took an albuterol breathing treatment about 20 mins ago and now I'm more short of breath Could it be that I just broke up more congestion?
Help! Breathing treatment of Albuterol, Decadron and Antivert (meclizine) almost 12 hours ago. Then shot of Methylpred right after. When is pulse going down???
Have bronchitis, inhaler and neb treatments not really helping. What else can I do? *on cipro&albuterol*
Bronchitis: There are a few things i would recommend. First of all, you may wish to discuss the choice of antibiotics with your physician. The most correct way to treat an infection is with a culture of your phlegm. You may also need a chest xray, or be a candidate for inhaled and/or oral steroids. At home, try using humidifier for easier breathing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was prescribed benzonatate just after a breathing treatment for copd chronic bronchitis. Is this safe for me?
RAD V COPD: YES IT IS: COPD TX has many layers :LONG ACTING INHALERS/SHORT ACTING INHALERS/benzoate/SINGULAIR. COPD is unusual in an non smoker under 50. Make sure they evaluate you for alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency /pulmonary hypertension/pulmonary fibrosis/sarcoidosis . You need a full exam labs CT of chest . PFTS with DLCO AND POTENTIALLY lung bronchoscopy with biopsy. By pulmonary consult. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with bronchitis, i was put on albuterol treatments. I woke up this morning with numb fingers and toes. What could this be?
Reactions: Although there are no overt drug to drug interactions with all your meds they all have overlapping side effects. This results in a chaotic setup for a number of additional problems. Even your primary issues could cause that reaction. Check with your doc. Not to worry ... Oh an additional idea is to get one of those home pulse o2 meters to see where your 02 levels are which will help your doc. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer