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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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What are breathing treatments used for?

What are breathing treatments used for?

Breathing treatments: Hello. Breathing treatments are a way to deliver medications into restricted airways. With bronchial edema and inflammation commonly seen in asthma, an aerosolized nebulized albuterol solution will open constricted airways. Other medications can be delivered in this method also. It is the preferred method for children and those with an acute infection. ...Read more

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Why are my son's breathing treatments not working?

Why are my son's breathing treatments not working?

Severity of asthma: Sometimes additional medication may be necessary to stop an asthma attack. Albuterol is standardly used every 4 hours during an acute exacerbation, but additional medication can be needed. If you want a more detailed answer, feel free to request virtual consult to discuss asthma management acutely and preventively. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why is my son's breathing treatments not working?

I'm curious as to why is my son's breathing treatments not working?

See doctor: If the breathing treatments are not working, then maybe the dose or frequency needs to be changed. The other possibility is that other medicine(s) need to added to get the desired results. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to better stay still during breathing treatments?

How can I get my baby to better stay still during breathing treatments?

Distraction: Sometimes nothing works but certainly distraction with common things your baby may like such as reading, videos, singing or just be soothing and reassuring with him/her. Be crafty sometimes you can let them help in the process and sometimes you just have to do it! eventually most will settle down and accept it. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to better cooperate (stay still) during breathing treatments?

How can I get my baby to better cooperate (stay still) during breathing treatments?

Distraction: Anybody who has done a nebulizer knows it's a noisy, scary thing. It vibrates, and sounds like a jet engine. Plus there's steam, and while all this is upsetting the baby, you're going to go cover her face with it. Most babies will calm after awhile as they realize when all this happens their breathing gets easier, but at first, simple distraction is the only trick, with music, tv, puppets, etc. ...Read more

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How are breathing treatments administered in the icu?

Vent or no vent: In the ICU breathing treatments are administered the same way as when a patient is on a hospital ward unless the patient is on a ventilator. When they are on the vent the treatment is administered through the mechanical tubing. ...Read more

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I think I have bronchitis, when I was younger I took breathing treatments. its worse now?

I think I have bronchitis, when I was younger I took breathing treatments. its worse now?

Mgt follow up: Childhood respiratory conditions may be related to chronic lung disease. More details can be provided during an appointment booked online at healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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Will breathing treatments cause a headache?

Will breathing treatments cause a headache?

Yes: If you are talking about albuterol nebulizer treatments for your asthma, then headache is among common central nervous system side effects of albuterol. More commonly, albuterol causes nervousness and tremor. ...Read more

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How often do I need breathing treatments for COPD spasms?

How often do I need breathing treatments for COPD spasms?

As often to get well: It depends on the severity. Either albuterol or xopenex (levalbuterol) is given every one, two or four hours until you are no longer short of breath. Other meds may be necessary including steroids, antibiotics and supplemental oxygen. ...Read more

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