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Saline Nebulizer Treatments
Is it a good practice to instill normal saline imto the trachea immediately after a tobramycin nebulizer treatment to rinse the trachea?
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 ›
3mo baby w/RSV. Cough is resolving but stuffy nose sounds worse. Albuterol-nebulizer treatment plus saline solution atomizer. What can I do?
Maybe: First you have to figure out why and where he is coughing from. Is he suffering from a pneumonia, or a bronchiolitis, or asthma, or a post-nasal drip cough. You can do this in colaboration with his doc. If you just want to moisten his nasal passages make sure you're not giving him an antihistamine; that dries up the airways. ...Read more
Is it ok to use plain saline in a nebulizer to help my 4 year-old with nighttime coughing. She doesn't have coughs during day only when lying down. ?
Yes..ok to use: Basically the same as using saline drops into the nose, only it is in vapor form. You can also just put some clean tap water..An alternative is get an ultrasonic humidifier which can run for many hours instead of just few minutes with nebulizer. If coughing is persistent, have her evaluated for possible nocturnal asthma etc... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask the Pharmacist: You don't need prescription.I suggest you ask the Pharmacist if he does not have he can order it for you ...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 isnt helping then a call to your doctor for further directions is required. Otherwise overdosing on these causes rapid heart rates ,agitation, jittery ,dizzyness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can i use Optical sterile normal saline drop solution in mixing Vebtolin nebulous 2.5mg for a 4yrs old kid inside a nebulizer or would water be better?
Not advised: Optical sterile normal saline could have preservatives in it that should not be inhaled with the nebulized medication. The company that sells the respirator provides normal saline to be used for mixing. Water is not the same as saline and may be harsh compared to saline. In an emergency, I would recommend this recipe (including appropriate steps to clean materials). http://tinyurl.com/oacp7go ...Read more
Cough syrup, Nosal drop and steam are not affecting much for my 1 month infant, can I give him nebulizer with saline water.
?irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages exposure to dust, fragrances, smoke & other irritants.This often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & SUCTIONING the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. Cough syrups make them worse.Nasal drops without suction are a waste of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i use Optical sterile normal saline drop solution in mixing Vebtolin nebulous 2.5mg inside a nebulizer for a 4yr old or would water be better?
Rescue/maintenance: 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 ›
Saline nebulizer: This is safe but need more information as why you want to use it ...Read more