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Nebulizers And Vaporizers
Hi! My 1 year old has RSV. She was prescribed albuterol via nebulizer. We have a humidifier with a little cup on the top for Vicks liquid I believe, would it be possible to put the albuterol in the cup on her vaporizer to administer her night time treatme
The use of humidifiers/vaporizers is very helpful for both adults and children and not just for colds! Air conditioning/heating takes the moisture out of the air in our home. Sleeping with vaporizer can help reduce dry mouth, nasal congestion and can help your facial skin rejuvenate as it's most active at night. Don't let water just sit around in it to avoid mildew growth.
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I am not sure: What I found online is that herb vaporizers are for smoking or inhaling marijuana through a vaporizer. Vaporizers in general are steam based machines that provide vaporized hot water in tho the air with or without aromatherapy oils to improve congestion and coughing. Seems herb vaporizers are for illegal use of marijuana and maybe other herbs.... ...Read more
Nebulized Meds: This really depends on whether treatment is for asthma or copd. Often a brochodilator is used such as albuterol, xopenex, (levalbuterol) epinephrine, and others. Sometimes inhaled corticosteroids are used with the bronchodilator. For copd, drugs such as atrovent are used. ...Read more
Ultrasonic nebulizer: Most ultrasonic nebulizers (like eflow) are very quiet and deliver the medication very quickly. Also the particle size generated from these nebulizers allows the medication to travel down the airways into the deeper parts of the lungs where it needs to go to exert its effects. ...Read more
Nebulizer: This really depends on your precise diagnosis. If you have not seen a pulmonologist, I recommend waiting to see what your pulmonologist recommends. ...Read more
Pari: Pari makes excellent nebulizers of all sizes/types/portability. ...Read more
It is not working to: Treat/ help/ prevent what? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
Never heard of this product so I did some internet searching. Apparently this product has risks and I found an article from the 1980s that reviewed it's role in the death of a child. I recommend just plain water based vaporizer with no additives. The cool mist helps reduce nasal congestion and aides in liquefying nasal snot.
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Talking, bright toys: At this age it is very important to talk lots to your baby so they begin to learn your voice. Put your face 8-10 inches away (your baby sees best at this distance) and smile and talk. Babies this age also like contrasting colors- light and dark, so use toys which have these. ...Read more
3 mo. Old&nebuliser: Nebuliser is usually usded every 4 hours in a home setting, but if the baby is having bad wheezing and needs it more frequently, you should take the baby to yournearest emergency room as they can put hte baby on continuous aerosol treatment in a monitored setting. The medicaitons may cause increased heart rate and it needs to be monitored. ...Read more