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What can I do to help my baby stop wheezing?

What can I do to help my baby stop wheezing?

Suction nose: Wheezing is a form of noisy breathing that medical experts usually associate with lower respiratory disease. Sometimes the term is casually used by parents and child observers to characterize loud or noisy breathing. If a baby does have noisy breathing first try suctioning the nose to see if there is improvement. If not, contact your pediatrician to describe and discuss your baby's symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air flows through ...Read more


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Do people use albuterol mist for sick babies with wheezing?

Do people use albuterol mist for sick babies with wheezing?

ALBUTROL MIST: Albuterol is a bronchdilater means it opens up the bronchi which go into spasm and cause the wheezing.It happens quite common in the babies with asthma and albutrerol inhalation is used to relieve the wheezing, but it does not do anything to the disease process which is inflammation in bronchi, so albuterol is used in combination with steroids.Other condition causing is wheezng is bronchiolitis. ...Read more

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Can I use abuterol sulfat and infant Advil (ibuprofen) with my 8 months old? He is wheezing and his head is a little bit hot (forehead 101f for 2 days straight).

Can I use abuterol sulfat and infant Advil (ibuprofen) with my 8 months old? He is wheezing and his head is a little bit hot (forehead 101f for 2 days straight).

Yes: You can use both medications. It is advisable to treat the fever when it is more than 101, and to follow up with your physician. Keeping the baby well hydrated and using the albuterol for hacking cough and wheezing helps to relieve bronchospasm. At this age a spacer device or nebulizer is used to help deliver the medication to the lungs. If the fever or cough/wheezing persists, please see your M.D ...Read more

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How can you stop coughing and wheezing in the night?

Combination long act: This is most likely from asthma, and probably of the moderate persistent stage if it occurs nitely. Use a combination long acting bronchodilator/inhaled steroid jnhaler every 12 hrs, and this should relieve your symptoms. Singulair is a tablet which could be added on if symptoms are not controlled. Advair 250/50, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5 or Dulera 200 are all very effective, and rinse your mouth with. ...Read more

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If a baby wheezes should I run the shower water?

If a baby wheezes should I run the shower water?

Be seen: Humidifying the air is always a good idea for an infant that is congested as it will help you to clear the secretions. But if the child is wheezing, they should be seen to determine if they need breathing treatments. ...Read more

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What should I take other than my inhalor to stop my wheezing?

Inhalers are best tr: Wheezing at your age could be due to asthma or copd, which is much more common if you have been a smoker. Combination inhalers with a long acting bronchodilator and a topical inhaled steroid are the most effective treatment for wheezing in asthma, especially if it is persistent asthma. Singulair (montelukast) is a tablet which is effective in controlling mild persistent asthma and as an add-on to a combinatio. ...Read more

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What can I do to to stop wheezing and coughing after running?

What can I do to to stop wheezing and coughing after running?

Yes- See Your Dr.: Yes there is although it sounds like you might have asthma and may need an inhaler to use when you exercise. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my baby wheeze when taking a deep breath? Is that normal?

Why does my baby wheeze when taking a deep breath? Is that normal?

Mgt: It would be helpful to arrange a virtual appointment. If your child is ill with a cold, this can be associated with wheezing. If the sound is from the upper airway, stridor is another possibility. Having a recording of the sound for your PCP or HT appointment would be useful. ...Read more