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Treatment For Reactive Airway Disease
Can umeclidium be used for the treatment of reactive airway disease? Vs a steroid? I am still coughing a bit with the steroid. Would other be better?
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
I have reactive airway disease, and my pulse ox has been ranging from 90 to 94, Is a nebulizer treatment sufficient to address this?
What are the risks of slit therapy for allergies? I'm allergic to pretty much everything and have hyper reactive airway disease. Should i take slit?
SLIT: Sublingual immunotherapy (allergy drops) is new compared to subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots). Only a few grass pollens have been studied in the slit group. Both have been shown to be effective in treating hay fever symptoms. However, not much is known about the effectiveness of other allergens in the slit group. A much higher dose of allergens are required in slit to induce tolerance. ...Read more
2 y/o has flu and reactive airway disease. Currently taking Tamaflu/prednisone/albuterol treatments. Cough is worse after treatments-barking. Normal??
I have small airway disease, not asthma, which means I have problems getting air out of my lungs. Is this restrictive or obstructive? The doctor didn't put me on any treatment.
Yes. : It depends on who made the diagnosis and what criteria were used to make a diagnosis of reactive airway disease. We do know that historically patients with asthma who were either untreated or undertreated in childhood and adolescence went on to develop COPD in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Our 2.5 year old son was diagnosed tioday with reactive airway disease. Should we go on vacation to aruba tomorrow?
Depends: It depends on how sick he is right now. If he is coughing a lot and wheezing, it's probably best not to go. However, if his oxygen saturation is good and the nebulizer treatments are helping, you just need to make sure you bring the machine and medications with you. It also depends on how long the flight is and how long your child can go in between treatments. ...Read more
Recently I was diagnosed with reactive airway disease. The last two days I've had non stop wheezing and my inhaler doesn't seem to help.
Acute exacerbation: RAD is a general term for a lot of different disorders. If a rescue inhaler is not helping relieve symptoms the airways are too obstructed and this can lead to serious problems. Typically additional treatment is needed such as systemic or inhaled steroid or long acting bronchodilator. Even antibiotics have been used. Would recommend in-person urgent care or PCP visit to evaluate ASAP. ...Read more
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