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Dr. William Byars
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Is it a good practice to instill normal saline imto the trachea immediately after a tobramycin nebulizer treatment to rinse the trachea?

Dr. William Byars
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Is it a good practice to instill normal saline imto the trachea immediately after a tobramycin nebulizer treatment to rinse the trachea?

No: Although i'm not a pulmonary md, i suspect the concentration of tobramycin in the ampules is determined with the belief that that is the ideal concentration, without having to water it down afterwards. ...Read more

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Dr. Lori Semel
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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3mo baby w/RSV. Cough is resolving but stuffy nose sounds worse. Albuterol-nebulizer treatment plus saline solution atomizer. What can I do?

Dr. Lori Semel
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3mo baby w/RSV. Cough is resolving but stuffy nose sounds worse. Albuterol-nebulizer treatment plus saline solution atomizer.  What can I do?

Saline: You can add some normal saline infant nose drops with a bulb syringe to clear her nostrils. I am glad to hear the cough and lower respiratory issues are decreasing, she is on the road to recovery. Also, give her extra fluids, pedialyte. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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. ?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
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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 more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Charles Gordon
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Hi can i use saline nebulizer solution to help break up my 1 year olds caugh?

Dr. Charles Gordon
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
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Hi can i use saline nebulizer solution to help break up my 1 year olds caugh?

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

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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What is the easiest way to get my toddler to accept his inhaler and nebulizer treatments?

Dr. Steven Machtinger
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
39 years in practice
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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 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

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Board Certified, Cardiology
28 years in practice
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What is considered an albuteral overdose ,How many puffs and how many nebulizer treatments ?

Dr. Mark Rasak
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What is considered an albuteral overdose ,How many puffs and how many nebulizer treatments ?

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 more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is it safe to take Nyquil while taking nebulizer treatments?

Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Initial stage of cough. Can i use nebulizer with saline alone or with salbutamol?

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Initial stage of cough. Can i use nebulizer with saline alone or with salbutamol?

Mgt: For an infant nasal saline to keep the passages clear is important. If there is a history of asthma, please use the salbutamol. If you are treating bronchiolitis saline can help relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Board Certified, Urgent Care
14 years in practice
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Cough syrup, Nosal drop and steam are not affecting much for my 1 month infant, can I give him nebulizer with saline water.

Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Board Certified, Urgent Care
14 years in practice
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I would see a Dr.: My concern is that your child may have some breathing issues. I would get your child examined with a doctor for thorough history and physical. I would not recommend any nebulizer treatments unless already prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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