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Medline Plus Asthma
Which is safer for a 4 yo boy (g6pd defficiency) wz hard cough, to give him butalin syrup+ rhinathiol or beclazone 250 and ventolin inhalers
Cough: It would be preferable to give ventolin for acute relief of symptoms & to continue beclazone as a controller medication. If there are any signs of respiratory distress (difficulty speaking, fast breathing, retractions etc.) or lack of response to therapy, please talk to your doctor immediately or take your child to the nearest emergency room for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
I am on 3 inhalers for asthma a complication of sinus infection. Also on antibiotics. Albuteral advisor 250 mg and spiriva any natural things relieve?
Is combivair 200 (budesonide + formoterol fumarate) only for Asthma or has other uses such as chronic cough control as well?
Also used for COPD: The combination of budesonide and formoterol (known as Symbicort in the US) is a medication that is used for asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). While COPD patients often suffer from chronic cough, combivair/Symbicort are not approved for and do not treat chronic cough itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can asthma with 15 % of deficit of breathing get worse without treatment? I'm taking symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) i'm healthy, but don't like to take meds..
99.2temp cough chest congestion not always productive, feels like need to.Chest/back/rib px&soa 3rdabx, inhaler, steroids-cxr o2 ok feel worse pneumonia?
Options : You have a complicated list of symptoms. These symptoms could be present from either a bacterial or a viral infection. If your chest x-ray was read normal it is unlikely that you have pneumonia. Sometimes sinus disease or a viral bronchitis can persist for a long time. It is probably most prudent to follow up with the doctor that has prescribed antibiotics and review your symptoms with them. ...Read more
Taking seretide diskus 500/50 mepresone, zykast, ipratropium+salbutamol as pulmo prescribed. No change. Weird wheezing came back. Help?
For cough variant asthma, my 7yr old was prescribed flovent 2xday, albuterol as needed side effects?
Some: Flovent is a cortisone type inhaler. Make sure to the child rinses his/her mouth after use since steroids may cause throat infections . Albuterol- rescue inhaler- may cause a little excitability, gitteriness, etc. Since the child is 7, make sure to use a spacer since hand-inhaling coordination is important to get drugs into the lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 yr ,cold,cough & chest block frequently.Dr suggested budecort 0.5mg(dudesonide) 2*day&levoline 1.25mg(levosalbutamol)4*day without tests.Is it ok??
I'm on Combivent, (albuterol and ipratropium) Albuterol inhaler PRN, Advair 500/50 & Singular. Is it a safe combo to be on long term? I have bad asthma and I'm prone to pneumonia
Yes...: This is a safe med combo for treatment of asthma. You should rinse your mouth and spit it out after every Advair dose to prevent thrush, a complication of inhaled steroids. If your asthma exacerbations decrease over time, it is possible that your meds can be reduced (under doctor's supervision) but this combo is safe long-term. Be sure to never smoke! ...Read more
Currently on advair 250/50 for asthma and early stages of copd. Ins. No longer covers advair. Good alternatives?
Will using mucinex (guaifenesin) dm help with bronchitis and asthma was prescribe prednisone 20mg ariythomicin 250mg for 7 days om gor 4 daytake pro air and advair?
Doubtful: The "active" ingredient in Mucinex (guaifenesin) is guaiafenisin. It has been hawked by drug huxters as an expectorant for for over 50 years-- something wonderful for loosening up phlegm so you can cough it up from your congested lungs. When the AMA Drug Evaluations was published in 1980, pharm companies were aghast, because it evaluated which drugs worked best. This one was "at least as good as a placebo". ...Read more
Hello!my 3 year old baby has for 3 weeks already, a very strong & dry caugh like asthma or allergie. No syrup is working. Please help with some advice.
2 weeks plus postnasal drip course antibiotics done thick phlegm with shortness of breath at times need relieve using chlorcol and prednisone, cough m?
99.2temp cough chest congestion not always productive, feel like needs to.Chest/back/rib px&soa 3rdabx, inhaler, steroids-cxr o2 ok feel worse pneumonia?
Maybe, maybe not: Some of these symptoms are seen with pneumonia, such as cough, chest congestion, etc, but they may be seen with other problems such as bronchitis or asthma exacerbation. A normal chest xray is a factor against pneumonia but is not always 100% accurate. The best approach would be to discuss the situation with ones doctor and determine if there is an infection or non infectious lung issue. ...Read more
I'm currently on amiloride hydrochloride, hydrochlorothiazide..and have taken Walgreen's Cough DM. What types of adverse reactions should I expect?
Here are some...: Theoretically, taking dextromethophen-containing cough syrup should not affect the two kinds of water pills you are on. DM itself may induce drowsiness in some, but directly related with these two water pills. Nonetheless, read the precaution labeling and follow. If any doubt during drug use, stop it. More? Ask your doctor timely. ...Read more
I suffer from dust mite allergy for like 5 years. I'm doing immunotherapy shots for 3 years, and no substantial good results.And drugs don't work.Why?
Ask the allergist: Too many variables to answer this. Your diagnosis or shots could be wrong. You should ask the allergist or physician who is prescribing the shots and if you cannot get a satisfactory answer consider a second opinion with another allergist. Look for allergists certified by the american board of allergy and immunology. A good source is the website of the am academy of allergy: aaaai.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4.5 year old w/ 5 month dry cough that doesn't respond to asthma or anti-reflux meds or abx. Classic asthma triggers but no wheezing? Pertussis neg.
Post-nasall drip: Persistant cough is 95% of the time a combination of reflux, cough-variant asthma and/or post-nasal drip. The PND can be caused by allergy, chronic low grade sinusitis or non-allergic rhinitis. If all these problems have been excluded the child needs a thorough evaluation by either an allergist or pulmonologist who is experienced with children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 year old has a cold w/ persistent cough. Been giving her a honey based cough syrup, vapo rubs, and motrin at bedtime, prn. It's been 4 days.Check-up?
I'm taking 50mg of Claritin (loratadine) daily plus flonase, and just finished a round of oral steroids and symptoms remain, especially cough. Any suggestions?
Be patient : It may take few more days to get better! ...Read more