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Does albuterol and Pulmicort treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

Does albuterol and Pulmicort treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

No: Neither treat pneumonia, but in patients who have underlying obstructive lung diseases like asthma or copd, pneumonia can worsen symptoms of these diseases and the inhaled medicines you mention can help treat these problems. Albuterol helps dilate the airways and relieve shortness of breath and pulmicort helps decrease airway inflammation and may also help relive symptoms but more slowly over time. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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Are albuterol and Pulmicort good medications to treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

Are albuterol and Pulmicort good medications to treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

No: Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis. ...Read more

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My seven month old son has suffered from bronchitis for over a month. We are using Pulmicort in his nebulizer. Anything else we can do?

My seven month old son has suffered from bronchitis for over a month.  We are using Pulmicort in his nebulizer. Anything else we can do?

Check environment: You do not mention when your baby developed bronchititis, but make sure there are no signs of reflux, gerd may precipitate bronchospasm. Is he in day care? Many kids get viruses that mivht cause you to get bronchitis. Pulmicort helps the lung decrease swelling and control the episodes. Many times used with a bronchodilator for "rescue" check home for fumes and scents, pollens even foods can cause. ...Read more

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My daughter has bronchitis and is on albuterol and pulmocort. At her follow up she was not as congested but now her chest hurts,do we go back to Dr.?

My daughter has bronchitis and is on albuterol and pulmocort. At her follow up she was not as congested but now her chest hurts,do we go back to Dr.?

CAll Dr.: At the least call the Dr. and give an update on her condition. It never hurts to see the Dr. since she is not improving, and may be developing an infectious cause for her symptoms, and or need some further treatment. etc. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: Pulmicort respules?

Please describe the medication: Pulmicort respules?

Inhaled steroid: Pulmicort respules are the brand name for the inhaled corticosteroid Budesonide in a liquid form approved for the treatment of persistent asthma. It is available in 3 dosage forms: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg and 1 mg. It is especially useful treatment for infants and those who have difficulty using metered dose inhalers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pulmicort respules?

Inhaled steroid: Pulmicort respules are a form of inhaled steroid delivered via a nebulizer. It is considered a controller medication and generally used as part of a treatment for asthma. It is also available as a generic medication so if used it can be very cost effective. ...Read more

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When medications are to be administered 2x day, do 12 hours have to pass? Otherwise, what's the minimum? Pulmicort via nebulizer for 5mo.

When medications are to be administered 2x day, do 12 hours have to pass? Otherwise, what's the minimum? Pulmicort via nebulizer for 5mo.

No: For a medication like pulmicort via nebulizer you don't have to wait exactly 12 hrs to re-administer. You can do it twice a day as the instructions state. Some medications do need to be given in a very timely manner. ...Read more

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Does pulmicort provide bronchoprotection?

Often: If the airway inflammation is from eosinophilic action (usually linked to allergy), pulmicort usually can reduce the inflammation which causes airway narrowing. If it is from neutrophilic inflammation , then it won't do much . Sorry that I have to use so many medical terms. ...Read more

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Can Pulmicort cause fatty liver?

Can Pulmicort cause fatty liver?

No: The simply answer is no. Fatty liver generally speaking is from high, refined carb intake and usually goes along with hyperinsulinism or Insulin resistance state. ...Read more

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