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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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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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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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What does it mean when someone is wheezing?

Wheezing: Wheezing is caused by inflammation and narrowing of the airways of the lungs that causes distruption of airflow when you breath. It also makes oxygen delivery more difficult. It can be caused by infection, asthma, lung/chemical/environmental irritation, etc. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean that you get wheezing while waking up?

Various causes: There are multiple possible causes for Nocturnal Asthma, ranging from sinus drainage with mucus collection in airway to GERD. Without knowing your medical history it's not possible to suggest a diagnosis. To read excellent patient information on Nocturnal Asthma go to: http://bit.ly/13WbiLk *** If your symptoms continue your should see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can it mean if you wheeze when you cough?

Wheezing: Wheezing is a result of constriction of the airways in your lungs caused by contractions/spasms of the muscles around those airways. It can also result from increased secretions within those airways leading to partial obstructions and difficulty of air passage through them. ...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 does a wheezing sound actually sound like? What does it mean to have a wheezing sound?

Whistling: Wheezing in your lungs is just like whisling with your lips. A lot of air is being forced quickly through a narrow opening, and the result is a whistling sound. And just like whistling, the pitch and volume can vary somewhat, sometimes pretty low and sometimes high. In adults, wheezing is usually asthma. In kids, wheezing can be asthma, but it can be a lot of other things too. ...Read more

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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