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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more

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My daughter 5 yrs old has had cough since sept. Dr said bronchitis put her on nebulizer cough is back and her chest hurts.Could it be something else?

My daughter 5 yrs old has had cough since sept. Dr said bronchitis put her on nebulizer cough is back and her chest hurts.Could it be something else?

She needs to be: Re-evaluated. Need to take her nebulized treatment every 6 hours along with her Pulmicort Respules twice daily.Do not stop treatment too quickly.She needs to be on maintenance once acute attack is under control.Chest is hurting because she is tight from increase inflammation of the lungs. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over the counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Once
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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I gave my 8 year old his 3 year old brother's albuterol nebulizer for bad cough and it helped, will he have bad side effect? He is sleeping so good

I gave my 8 year old his 3 year old brother's albuterol nebulizer for bad cough and it helped,  will he have bad side effect? He is sleeping so good

He'll be fine.: Rule #1: never give another child a patient's medications. Rule #2: if you do, let your pediatrician know. Rule #3: don't give the lungs medicine without listening to them first. Ok, now to answer your question, due to his bigger body weight/size, he can handle the little guy's dosing. You could have hit the nail on the head, and surmised correctly that he may have cough-variant asthma. Follow-up. ...Read more

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6 yo has bronchitis. Just gave him albuterol in nebulizer and his cough is really bad after treatment . It sounds productive though. Is this normal?

6 yo has bronchitis. Just gave him albuterol in nebulizer and his cough is really bad after treatment . It sounds productive though. Is this normal?

It is normal to: cough more right after a nebulization treatment. The medication loosens up the mucous in the airway passages. However, if he is wheezing more or having difficulty breathing, or he seems to need a treatment in less than 2 hours, you should call his pediatrician. He may need to be re-checked and/or his medications adjusted. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Take an expectorant
2x day
Use ginger and turmeric to help with cough and inflammation
2x day
If not better in 3 days, consult doctor to possibly get an antibiotic
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Can i Use a Nebulizer To Stop Coughing?

Can i Use a Nebulizer To Stop Coughing?

Maybe...: Cough can have many causes. If you have already seen a physician for your cough and the nebulizer Was prescribed for that purpose then it's fine. Otherwise, be very careful. ...Read more

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My 5 month old baby is RSV + been to ER more than 5 times, is it ok to give her xopenex 0.63mg/3ml through nebulizer for wheezing & coughing?

Definitely but she: Needs to be monitored &managed by her pediatrician.Sounds like she is not under control.She may need steroids either orally 4 short course, 5 days or add pulmicort to her regimen.Be aggressive initially &wean her off xopenex &eventually maintain her on pulmicort twice daily till controlled & then once at night 4 a few months then re- evaluate.If ex-expremie, she may need synagis. Discuss w her md. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Once
Take over-the-counter antitussive medicine (such as Robitussin)
Once
If short of breath, chest pain, fever, or worsened cough, call Dr.
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Taking avelox prednisone and albuterol nebulizer. Coughed really bad and had urine leakage. It was brown. I also have endometriosis.

Urine analysis: You should consider having your doctor do a urine analysis. This type of analysis involves giving a small sample of urine and testing urine to make sure that there is no bacteria in the urine. Sometimes medications especially antibiotics can cause color changes to occur in the urine as well. ...Read more

Nebulizer (Definition)

A nebulizer is a machine that turns a liquid into a mist. It is usually used for medications for asthma, cystic fibrosis, and copd, so that the medications can be ...Read more

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