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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 ?

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 

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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

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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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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?

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?

Uncontrolled asthma : Uncontrolled asthma or chronic cough can often be traced to uncontrolled chronic sinus disease. These conditions require input from your physician on a continuing basis. ...Read more

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Is combivair 200 (budesonide + formoterol fumarate) only for Asthma or has other uses such as chronic cough control as well?

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 more

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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..

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..

Yes....: If airway inflammation is allowed to continue untreated, the disease can worsen over time. So, you need to take your medicine today to avoid more serious sequelae later. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Taking seretide diskus 500/50 mepresone, zykast, ipratropium+salbutamol as pulmo prescribed. No change. Weird wheezing came back. Help?

Taking seretide diskus 500/50 mepresone, zykast, ipratropium+salbutamol as pulmo prescribed. No change. Weird wheezing came back. Help?

Wheeze with treatmet: Maybe it isn't completely asthma. Maybe there is a component of vocal cord dysfunction and/or you have allergies that also needed to be tested and treated. ...Read more

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For cough variant asthma, my 7yr old was prescribed flovent 2xday, albuterol as needed side effects?

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 more

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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??

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??

Cough: If he was examined by his doctor. Yes it is ok based on his clinical finding & judgment. But if symptoms persisted running some test might be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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

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Currently on advair 250/50 for asthma and early stages of copd. Ins. No longer covers advair. Good alternatives?

Currently on advair 250/50 for asthma and early stages of copd. Ins. No longer covers advair. Good alternatives?

Single agent: That is the problem when the new system tells us how to practice medicine. Anyway, ask your doctor for inhaled steroid alone first and not the combination along with the rescue bronchodilator and try to justify the combination later. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Prolonged coughing: See your pediatrician. Coughing for 3 weeks in a toddler may mean he has an infection like pneumonia or perhaps he swallowed a foreign body. Take him to the doctor. He may need an xray. ...Read more

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Which med is usefull in childs over 3 years for cough and rhinitizs as cold effects.

Which med is usefull in childs over 3 years for cough and rhinitizs as cold effects.

Cold / flu meds: Sounds like viral or seasonal allergies. Antibiotics not likely helpful. Over the counter cold meds may help, but ask your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I'm currently on amiloride hydrochloride, hydrochlorothiazide..and have taken Walgreen's Cough DM. What types of adverse reactions should I expect?

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

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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?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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