is it safe to give my 5 year old albuterol from breathing treatment machine it was prescribed to my 11 month old for bronchitis

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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?

Only if doctor says.

Bronchitis
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.
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What is the treatment for albuterol overdose?

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jittery or tachycardia high heart rate should go to hosp to be evaluated it is short acting stop the med if short of breath go to the emerg room
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Does Albuterol and pulmicort treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

No

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Neither treat pneumonia, but in patients who have underlying obstructive lung diseases like asthma or COPD, pneumonia can worsen symptoms of these diseases and the inhaled medicines you mention can help treat these problems. Albuterol helps dilate the airways and relieve shortness of breath and pulmicort helps decrease airway inflammation and may also help relive symptoms but more slowly over time
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Are albuterol and pulmicort good medications to treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

No

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Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is also used for COPD. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis.
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Dr. Sunil Mehra answered:

How i take care my one year old child with bronchitis and also has i lot of fever i went to de doctor. Ahn the doctor gives to him albuterol?

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your son could have inflamation of bronchioles likely viral,ie why your Doctor gave albuterol.If he keeps getting sicker then he should undergo more tests
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

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

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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
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Female, age 70, has the third severe bronchitis like symptom in a year, each lasting more than 3 weeks. Albuterol inhaler causes more cough. Cause?

COPD?

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she may have COPD. CXR and PFTs are very useful. Most patients need anti inflammatory medications such as inhaled steroids. Spiriva is often quite useful also. Albuterol dilates the airways but does not treat the underlying inflammation. Have her checked by a lung doc.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Which is the best treatment for bronchitis?

Acute or chronic?

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Acute bronchitis is almost always viral. Recurrent or recrudescent bronchitis is usually associated with smoking or environmental pollution. The management will differ depending upon what is going on. See a doctor and get evaluated and appropriately managed. Good luck
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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered:

What are treatment options for bronchitis?

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Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection. If due to bacteria, antibiotics are used whereas if it is due to a virus, symptom management is employed. Chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD, is treated with smoking cessation, bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Oxygen is prescribed if the oxygen level is low enough to warrant this therapy.
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Is it safe for a six year old to take albuterol?

Yes.

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Albuterol is even given to infants when needed for bronchospasm (wheezing and coughing). The inhaled dose is <10% of the oral dose so is much less likely to trigger jitteriness or excitement.
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