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Management of bronchopneumonia ?

Management of bronchopneumonia
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Antibiotics: You need a doctor to evaluate the situation clinically. Depending on your age and your response to the infection you may not need to be hospitalized, but leave your mind open. It is easier to treat bronchopneumonia correctly as early as possible than it is to get you better after you have taken a turn for the worse. ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more


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Which type of rescue inhalers and nebulizer medicine are there?

Which type of rescue inhalers and nebulizer medicine are there?

Rescue inhalers: They are all short acting bronchodilators such as albuterol, terbutaline, and xopenex (levalbuterol) among others. ...Read more

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What is the rationale of prescribing steroids for treatment of bronchial asthma?

What is the rationale of prescribing steroids for treatment of bronchial asthma?

Steroids: Steroids are anti-inflammatory in nature. Asthma is a disease that has both inflammation and bronchoconstriction as its components. Both bronchodilators and steroids are used in treatment of asthma. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and other asthma inhaler medicines?

What are the symptoms of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and other asthma inhaler medicines?

Inhalers: I assume you are asking about side effects. All combination inhalers, including advair, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and Dulera have a steroid component and a long acting bronchodilator. The steroids can cause oral thrush, so you need to drink water after use, the laba can cause you to be jittery, gives you palpitations insomnia. Most are generally well tolerated. Other inhalers have one of the components. ...Read more

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Define the role of complementary therapies in the treatment of asthma?

Define the role of complementary therapies in the treatment of asthma?

Depends: If by complimentary therapies you mean "alternative medicine" i would say there is not much of a role, if you mean medicines that add to the usual asthma treatment (eg immunotherapy, etc), those can change the course of the disease. So called alternative medicine is useful when there are no effective treatments, and asthma has a host of treatments that work well. ...Read more

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Does the asthma medication "symbicort" (budesonide/formoterol) prevent or relieve the symptoms of asthma?

Does the asthma medication "symbicort" (budesonide/formoterol) prevent or relieve the symptoms of asthma?

Prevent: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a "controller" medication for asthma - it reduces asthmatic inflammation in the lungs, thereby preventing bronchospasm and its associated symptoms. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is not approved in the United States for relieving the symptoms of asthma. Albuterol is the drug of choice to treat an asthma attack. ...Read more

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What is the best asthma medicine for wheezing and coughing and shortness of breath?

What is the best asthma medicine for wheezing and coughing and shortness of breath?

ICS: There are essentially two types of medications for asthma: controller medications and rescue medications. The controller you get placed on is determined by your severity and this can be changed based on the degree of control of symptoms and risk. We follow guidelines for severity and treatments such as naepp and gina. However, in short, most asthmatics need to be on inhaled corticosteroids. ...Read more

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Best medication or other treatment for asthma exacerbation in adults?

Best medication or other treatment for asthma exacerbation in adults?

Depends: Its tough to say with knowing your history. However, typically, asthma exacerbations are treated by increasing the frequency of rescue medications either by inhaler or nebulizer. Depending on dose, you inhaled steroid my be increased. Oral steroids are very common practice. If the exacerbation is really bad, you may need to be hospitalized and placed on heliox. ...Read more

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What is the difference of asthma and acute asthma?

What is the difference of asthma and acute asthma?

Chronic disorder: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that can flare up from time to time with increased intensity of symptoms, which is called severe acute asthma or acute exacerbation of asthma. Many conditions/stimuli can trigger acute asthma in someone with a diagnosis of asthma. Anti-inflammatory medications can help control inflammation & prevent/reduce the number of acute asthma episodes. ...Read more

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Pt. With severe COPD and is non - responsive to inhaled steroids. Has tried "most" of the inhaled albuterols, combivents, (albuterol and ipratropium) and anti-cholinergis. ?

Pt. With severe COPD and is non - responsive to inhaled steroids.  Has tried "most" of the inhaled albuterols,  combivents, (albuterol and ipratropium) and anti-cholinergis. ?

See below: I would recommend discussing this with your pulmonologist or if you need a second opinion, find someone on here that has a UT license and discuss it with them. It's possible you aren't on the right medication or maybe have a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can ADHD type symptoms and anxiety symptoms be a side effect of albuterol and qvar inhalers for asthma?

Can ADHD type symptoms and anxiety symptoms be a side effect of  albuterol and qvar inhalers for asthma?

Yes: Anxiety and attention deficits can be side effects of albuterol and frequent albuterol usage is a sign of uncontrolled asthma which can also give you the above symptoms. Get yourself checked! ...Read more

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Please describe the most important treatment of acute COPD exacerbation?

Please describe the most important treatment of acute COPD exacerbation?

Steroids antibiotic: Patients needs steroids ie Prednisone for 5- 14 days and course of antibiotics for 5-10 days. ...Read more

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What types of inhalers and nebulizer medicines are best for asthma?

What types of inhalers and nebulizer medicines are best for asthma?

Variety: 2 general categories of medications: preventive (usually corticosteroids) and rescue (bronchodilators - beta 2 agonists). So, what is best for you depends on what type of asthma you may have and its severity ...Read more

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Treatments and management of exercise for a patient suffering from gitelmans syndrome?

Treatments and management of exercise for a patient suffering from gitelmans syndrome?

Exercise: Intense exercise that causes sweating can change electorlyes. You are safe doing low intensity exercise that does not lead to profuse sweating. Ie yoga, but any exercise at low intensity should be fine. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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What is the duration of taking steroid as inhalant for airway hyper reactive disorder?

What is the duration of taking steroid as inhalant for airway hyper reactive disorder?

May be lifetime: This helps control the airway remodeling in this group of illnesses. Some people with previously difficult disease do well on this treatment for years or decades, and low doses are said to keep the disease at bay even if there are no acute attacks. If your physician has recommended this, don't hesitate. ...Read more

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Any new latest findings in treatment for asthma exacerbation in children?

Any new latest findings in treatment for asthma exacerbation in children?

No: Nothing new for many years now. Singulair (montelukast) is probably the newest good thing and it is not for exacerbations, but for maintenance. ...Read more

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Is sports induced asthma a form of asthma?

Is sports induced asthma a form of asthma?

Asthma. : Exercise-induced asthma is a form of asthma, which sometimes can be managed by using short-acting beta agonist inhalers before exercise. ...Read more

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Aside from the use of puffers and medicine, what are some treatments for asthma without wheezing?

Aside from the use of puffers and medicine, what are some treatments for asthma without wheezing?

Asthma specialist: would help you better, can't help you online, you need to be well evaluated before starting any treatment, it isn't one treatment that fits all, every patient is different, good luck ...Read more