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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 more

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Ventolin (Definition)

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


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Can a child have liquid albuterol and a breathing treatment at same time, or do you wait for some time in between them?

Can a child have liquid albuterol and a breathing treatment at same time, or do you wait for some time in between them?

Wait: Liquid albuterol is a very ineffective treatment for wheezing. And, as far as I am concerned, should never be used. However, you definitely do not want to give them at the same time. Throw the liquid away! ...Read more

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Can you take a breathing treatment(albuterol) while pregnant?

Can you take a breathing treatment(albuterol) while pregnant?

Yes: Albuterol is safe during pregnancy. In fact, it is the primary rescue medication for asthmatics. It opens up your airways so you can get air into and out of your lungs. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Asthma: if your son has asthma, over the counter cold medications could be harmful for him. Have him assessed to see if he requires additional treatment for his asthma. All the best. ...Read more

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Help! Breathing treatment of Albuterol, Decadron and Antivert almost 12 hours ago. Then shot of Methylpred right after. When is pulse going down???

Help! Breathing treatment of Albuterol, Decadron and Antivert almost 12 hours ago. Then shot of Methylpred right after. When is pulse going down???

A day or two?: All of these medications can increase your pulse rate . If you have received Decadron shot plus Methylpred shots , the duration of the pulse rate increase is dependent on the total dose. Were you not on Toprol, the pulse would likely have gone even higher. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Asthma exacerbation: If you just received a treatment 20 mins ago, now you are more short of breath, you are likely having an acute asthma attack. Advise you to call your doctor or go to urgent care for proper treatment. ...Read more

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I was prescribed benzonatate just after a breathing treatment for copd chronic bronchitis. Is this safe for me?

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

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My 5 year old sister is puking almost every night after coughing. Dr has no idea why.Breathing treatment and asthma meds haven't worked. Please help.

My 5 year old sister is puking almost every night after coughing. Dr has no idea why.Breathing treatment and asthma meds haven't worked. Please help.

Cough & Vomiting: Post-tussive vomiting is certainly a possibility. This can be caused by severe coughing. I would be concerned with the most common causes first, such as: asthma, post-nasal drip, gastroesophageal reflux (and you don't have to have heartburn to have this), and pertussis (whooping cough). She may benefit from seeing a pedicatric pulmonologist or an allergist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Bronchitis (Definition)

It is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (the larger and medium-sized airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the more distal parts of the lung parenchyma). It may be infectious and require antibiotics, or steroid like meds to help treat it. (it can be acute ...Read more


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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more


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