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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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Treating Acute Bronchitis (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Take ibuprofen for pain
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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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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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