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When is breathing treatment necessary?

When is breathing treatment necessary?

Recommendations: Breathing treatments can be given with intractable wheezing. They can also be used in older patients who have poor hand eye coordination and cannot manage their handheld inhalers. They are not usually more effective than metered dose inhalers (mdis). ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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I'm honestly at the end of my rope with anxiety issues and breathing issues which may or may not be related. What is the best treatment without meds.

I'm honestly at the end of my rope with  anxiety issues and breathing issues which may or may not be related. What is the best treatment without meds.

Behavioral mod.: Behavioral modification techniques help tremendously including deep breathing exercises and progressive relaxation. See a therapist who specializes in this. You can also use self help anxiety books you can find on amazon. There is help available if you ask for it. ...Read more

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How do I know if i need a breathing treatment?

How do I know if i need a breathing treatment?

Difficult breathing: "breathing treatment" is the popular name for a handheld device that delivers inhaled medication to the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs. This medication opens the bronchi directly or by decreasing inflammation to decrease spasm in these tubes. If you are having difficulty breathing you should use it. If you need it more than 2 x day--contact your md to see what else to do. ...Read more

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Can you give a breathing treatment to a 5 year that was diagnosed with pneumonia?

Can Be: Breathing treatment with broncho dilator e.g. Albuterol can help. You may not need steroid nebulizer treatment. If your child has her own neb machine, I am sure she has a diagnosis of asthma, so albuterol neb treatment will be good. Pneumonia itself is a triggering factor for asthma flare up. Continue the antibiotic if given by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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The breathing treatment seems to be making the cough worse? Switch meds?

The breathing treatment seems to be making the cough worse? Switch meds?

Probably.: But it is best to inform the md or your provider the adverse event that you experience with your breathing treatment. ...Read more

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Can you give a 4 year childrens delsym along with a breathing treatment for coughing?

Can you give a 4 year childrens delsym along with a breathing treatment for coughing?

Yes, you can: Give the breathing treatment first to see if that helps, use a cool mist vaporizor if available in child's room at night. If severe coughing, rapid respirations, trouble talking for child, to urgent care, after hours pediatrics, or ER ...Read more

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How often will I need a breathing treatment for COPD spasms?

How often will I need a breathing treatment for COPD spasms?

Treatment copd spasm: It all depends on what inhaled meds you are using.If you are using 12 hour inhalers which contain steroids and long term bronchodilaters and spirive by inhalation once a day, then you can use atrovent and albuterol(duoneb) every 4 to 6 hours only as a rescue for the spasms if needed. ...Read more

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I have asthma, and a simple cold has me coughing at nite should I give myself a breathing treatment?

I have asthma, and a simple cold has me coughing at nite should I give myself a breathing treatment?

Yes!: You may start the asthma action plan by using a "rescue" breathing treatment like albuterol. If the breathing is still labored you will start the maintenanc meds like budensonide-pulmicort every am and pm and offer more frequent albuterol treatments. If worsens-see your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for breathing problems?

Depends: Treatment for breathing problems depends on the cause. Usually inhalers work best, sometimes pills are helpful sometimes injections are given. Get to the doctor, get tested or at least checked out and treated. ...Read more

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My son is two months old and has a cold should I give him abuterlrol breathing treatment?

Nasal saline/neb: If you son has wheezing with colds and you were prescribed albuterol by nebulization to use if he is coughing, wheezing, breathing faster than usual, then it is okay to give the treatment. If he has a history of wheezing, please follow up with his doctor. Monitoring his temperature and ensuring good fluid intake is also advised. The use of nasal saline for infants is useful to remove mucus. ...Read more