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My baby spits after each nebulizer treatment, is that ok? He's on saline solution.

My baby spits after each nebulizer treatment, is that ok? He's on saline solution.

Mgt: This can occur with the bronchodilator treatments, as secretions are swallowed. If there is. any worsening of cough, I would suggest a virtual appointment and a PCP appointment. ...Read more

Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more


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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?

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

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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Hi can i use saline nebulizer solution to help break up my 1 year olds caugh?

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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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. ?

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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Is it safe to take Nyquil while taking nebulizer treatments?

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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Initial stage of cough. Can i use nebulizer with saline alone or with salbutamol?

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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What is the easiest way to get my toddler to accept his inhaler and nebulizer treatments?

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

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Do I need a prescription to get 3% nebulized saline solution. If not, where can I get it?

Do I need a prescription to get 3% nebulized saline solution.  If not, where can I get it?

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

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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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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?

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

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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.

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 more

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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?

Mgt: Saline solution is the usual mixture. Your pharmacy can supply a bottle specifically for use with the nebulizer. I would suggest asking your PCP about an inhaler and mask/spacer device for delivery of the medication. ...Read more

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What should be given first? A nebulizer treatment (albuterol) or advair?

What should be given first? A nebulizer treatment (albuterol) or advair?

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

Nebulizer (Definition)

A nebulizer is a machine that turns a liquid into a mist. It is usually used for medications for asthma, cystic fibrosis, and copd, so that the medications can be ...Read more