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Nebulizer Therapy Complications
3 months old baby with bronchiolitis receiving albuterol+nebulizer therapies makes high pitch stridor-like when laughing or crying. NOT all the time.
Is there withdrawal symptoms from stopping the use of a nebulizer treatment? I don't feel the greatest and I am wondering if its from stopping them.
Yes!: Worsening of symptoms like you are experiencing. Discuss with prewscribing physician. Why did you stop? ...Read more
Albuterol is a rescue medication (unless used before exertion) and it's frequency of use dictates the status of ones airways. Ideally albuterol should be used rarely if at all but that is not always the case.
Advair is a daily maintenance medication. It's use should in theory reduce or eliminate the need for the use of a rescue medication (eg albuterol). If both are needed albuterol is first. ...Read more
Yes.: Several studies have shown some benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dr. Prescribed Pulmicort for 5mo 2xday until Spring as a nebulizer treatment. Concerned on immune system effect. Please explain risk and if benefits +?
For what condition?: Is this for asthma or for COPD? What's the reason for this to be used only until spring? What's the dose of Pulmicort being used? All of these need to be known before anyone can give you an answer. Nonetheless there is little if any impact on the immune function with the recommended dose. With high-dose Pulmicort, you may end up with adrenal suppression. ...Read more
Is it normal for your whole body to shake during and after a nebulizer treatment and also make you feel like your going to throw up?
Yes: People do get tremors in hand, palpitations, sweat etc, after nebuliser. Those are all common side effects of the nebulized medicine. ...Read more
Is it a good practice to instill normal saline imto the trachea immediately after a tobramycin nebulizer treatment to rinse the trachea?
My husband has had a bad cough for the past week. Coughing up flem, I have been giving him my Amoxicillin. Can I give him a treatment with nebulizer?
?: Why are you not taking him to the doctor for a diagnosis.? Best to see the doctor ...Read more
Is it a good practice to rinse the trachea with 2-3 ml of normal saline after a tobramycin nebulizer treatment?
No: Not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have reactive airway disease, and my pulse ox has been ranging from 90 to 94, Is a nebulizer treatment sufficient to address this?
I have asthma and copd, I use a nebulizer for treatment along with the albuterol sulfate solution. Is there a better solution to use to help me?
Proper treatment: In my opinion, contrary to others, these conditions should always be treated with inhaled steroid first and then add. This prevents inflammation and twitchy airways. In COPD there is bowing of midsize airways due to tissue destruction. This is helped with anticholinergics (thiotropium or ipratropium) this allows the rescue albuterol to get into the distal airways for rescue, more mainstay in asthm. ...Read more
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
I just did a levabuterol. Treatment and a Bude sonide treatment with my nebulizer. And mheart rate is 89. Is this okay? I take Metoprolol for CHF.
Yes: 89 is an acceptable heart rate.Get a more detailed answer ›
3mo baby w/RSV. Cough is resolving but stuffy nose sounds worse. Albuterol-nebulizer treatment plus saline solution atomizer. What can I do?
Have asthma. Clear sinus drainage. Dr gave steriod shot in hip with nasonex (mometasone). Nebulizer treatment made lung function better but I still have cough?
Is it safe to take OTC Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough + chest congestion dm & an albuterol nebulizer treatment 2 hours apart? I am sick with a terrible deep cough
Yes if: Check with your doctor for safety and to see if this is appropriate or not enough treatment. ...Read more
Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon
See your personal MD: Medications prescribed are working against each other. Albuterol is a broncho dilator which helps you to cough up mucous. Codeine is a cough suppressant making it harder for you to cough up mucousrather than an urgent care center, it might be a better idea to make an appointment with your doctor to get you on proper medication. ...Read more
Have clear nasal drainage with asthma. Dr gave steriod shot in hip with nasonex (mometasone). Nebulizer treatment made lung function better but I keep having cough?
Good that: Your asthma is under control. You will need to maintain your steroid treatment for at least three months and wean off from your albuterol gradually. Oftentimes we forget that using a nebulizer also loosens up nasal mucus that drains in the back of the throat causing persistent coughing! Continue your meds as prescribed. Talk to doctor if concerned or condition worsened. ...Read more
Several: With monoclonal antibody therapy, severe immune dysregulatory events can occur. These events range from anaphylaxis to immunodeficiency to autoimmunity. Read your pi of your proposed medication and seriously discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
None: DBT is a treatment approach used by therapists trained in it. It heals by teaching life skills in 4 categories: mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal and distress tolerance. Clients using DBT work on it outside of therapy & can learn it through individual or group therapy. It is neither a medicine nor a cure-all, but can be really effective when used well, in and out of the therapy office. ...Read more
Occassionally: Although the two medications should t interact with one another, it is generally recommended that asthmatics avoid cough suppressants unless absolutely needed for rest or severe pain. Since asthmatics produce more lung mucous, the coughing mechanism is very important to help clear these excess secretions which can block airways and make asthma more difficult to manage. ...Read more
Sick or well?: When toddlers are coughing & wheezing & miserable they are more likely to sit in your lap & take the nebulizer. Once they recover - well watch out! singulair (montelukast) an anti-inflammatory tablet not as effective as corticosteroids is easy to swallow & works in mild cases. Once kids are stable they rarely need more than 2 treatments a day. Make it a game. Use a star system. Speak to your child's physician. ...Read more
Follow rx directions: First of all there are directions issued for all medications including inhalers and nebulizer treatments. These directions avoid overdose. If the amount prescribed isn't helping then a call to your doctor for further directions is required. Otherwise overdosing on these causes rapid heart rates, agitation, jittery, dizzyness. ...Read more
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