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Nebulizer For Infant Cough
Is it safe for a child to take azithromycin for strep and nasal spray, albuterol inhaler, and mucinex (guaifenesin) for bad phlemy cough?
Interactions: there is no special interaction between those medications when used as prescribed. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Yes: The efficacy and safety has been proven as long as infant receives standard dose for reactive airway disease. ...Read more
8mnth old recurrent wheezing,cud be asthma my paediatrician told me.m giving salbutamol nebs.its bronchiolitis at this time or asthma.steroid needed?
Hard to say: About 60-80% of wheezing infants quit by age 5, so the asthma label is difficult to be sure of.The use of inhaled steroids is sometimes helpful as are oral,but steroid use in infants can depress immune and vaccine response.Actual treatment must be based on a better understanding of all the babies issues. ...Read more
Five year old daughter nonproductive cough. Children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough medicine not helping. Also tried vapor rub and cough drops. Nothing is helping.
4yroldsonwokeup hacking and gasping for air. .. previously gave him pseudophedrine phenylephrine diphenhydramine and his breathing treatment abuterol ?
Needs evaluation: Asap, pls go to ER or call EMS ...Read more
6 month old that's wheezing, coughing and nasal drainage. Pediatrician only gave an albuterall inh with chamber mask. She isn't getting better. Help?
Difficult condition: Infectious wheezing is difficult in infants and may have little early response to any therapy.I use nebulizers at this age rather than inhalers /chambers, but even these don't assure improvement. If the kid is taking fluids well enough to pee every 4-6 hours you can continue treatment and monitor at home.Id drinking slows or stops, the kid needs to be evaluated.Occasionally these need IV fluids, 02. ...Read more
ALBUTROL MIST: Albuterol is a bronchdilater means it opens up the bronchi which go into spasm and cause the wheezing.It happens quite common in the babies with asthma and albutrerol inhalation is used to relieve the wheezing, but it does not do anything to the disease process which is inflammation in bronchi, so albuterol is used in combination with steroids.Other condition causing is wheezng is bronchiolitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter's pediatrician prescribed her Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup as needed for cough and she is only 2 yrs old. Is this cough syrup bad for her?
Not recommended: The fda, as well as the aap do not recommend cough/cold products for young children, as they have not been shown to be effective, and may have side effects. I'd suggest vaporizer, fluids, suction nose with saline, and if over 1 yr, a tsp of honey. Don't use honey if less than 1yr, as there is a risk of botulism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is bricarex, montair lc kid syrup are recommended for 2 years old child for cold & cough problem?
Child strep and bad mucous cough. Antibiotics for 3 days still has fever. Doc prescribed claritin nasal spray and inhaler for rhonchi, why claritin?
Good question: I am not aware of a nasal spray containing Claritin. Even then it would not have done that much for nasal congestion or the cough That the fever is still present after 3 days of antibiotic points more to a viral infection which often causes coughing and wheezing in children especially before age 3. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cough drops: No prolem for mother or baby.Get a more detailed answer ›
No ...: Croup is an infection (typically viral) of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). Characterised by a barking cough, hoarse voice and noisy breathing. It is most common in young children as their airways are narrow and more prone to swelling. In moderate or severe croup a child may be treated with oral steroid. Cough medicines not recommended. See http://patient.info/health/croup-leaflet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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