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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 = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...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?

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?

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

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How to cure wheezing problems in a 9 yr old child?

How to cure wheezing problems in a 9 yr old child?

Eliminate the cause: Dr.Ferdows's answer is correct. But another road is to determine what triggers the attack, such as infections, allergies, excercise, cold air, irritants such as cigarrette smoke, and eliminate exposure to them. ...Read more

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2m baby with wheezing, is it ok to use salbutamol syrup or nubelizer for him

Yes: Salbutamol is a bronchodilator that is used to relieve spasm in the muscle of the airways. I do not like the syrup because i always find it is better to directly deliver the medication to the airways via the nebulizer. Of course, there are many 2 month olds who wheeze for other reasons bedside airway spasm. If there is no improvement with the meds, other diagnoses should be investigated by the doc. ...Read more

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Today started coughing now wheezing and my chest itches inside what could this mean?

Today started coughing now wheezing and my chest itches inside what could this mean?

Depends: If you have felt like this before and it passed in a few days with some rest and home care, try that again. If it is worse, see a doctor for exam and treatment. Wheezing can be serious - so can the other symptoms if they are out of the ordinary for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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A case of child 5 years old with history of eating green bean with sudden cough& audible wheezes after that .

A case of child 5 years old with history of eating green bean with sudden cough& audible wheezes after that .

? Choking vs allergy: This sounds like the child might have choked the food and food went to wrong passage i.e. Respiratory (lungs), known as aspiration. Sometime, food cause allergy and develop similar symptoms. If persist, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have allergies and occasionally wheeze, what does slightly low pulse ox levels mean and what do I need to do?

I have allergies  and occasionally
 wheeze, what does  slightly low pulse ox levels mean  and what do I need to do?

Mgt: Your asthma and allergy plan needs to be reviewed, which can be performed by Healthtap virtual appointment. Medications may be adjusted accordingly. For example, you may need adjustment of you Albuterol and inhaled steroid use. ...Read more

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I wheeze when I get Bronchitis. Someone said this means I have asthma. I NEVER wheeze unless I have Bronchitis. So do I have asthma?

I wheeze when I get Bronchitis. Someone said this means I have asthma. I NEVER wheeze unless I have Bronchitis. So do I have asthma?

May be, may be not: wheezing isn't the only symptom for asthma, there is cough, chest tightness, decreased exercise tolerance, as an example. You may want to see an asthma specialist to rule it out, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist/Immunologist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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If I wheeze slightly with bronchitis and get bronchitis easily, does that mean I have asthma? Never wheeze otherwise, and never had asthma in the past

If I wheeze slightly with bronchitis and get bronchitis easily, does that mean I have asthma? Never wheeze otherwise, and never had asthma in the past

Recurrent: bronchitis is quite common WITHOUT asthma however bronchitis can itself cause wheezing (thus the term " asthmatic bronchitis" The two are SEPARATE diseases! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a wheezing in your chest when you sleep ?

What does it mean when you have a wheezing in your chest when you sleep ?

Wheezing: Wheezing at night is a serious symptom of asthma and you should be checked out. Could also be cardiac asthma, which is really congestive heart failure, but usually you would know that you have heart disease. ...Read more

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My 4 year old child is wheezing in his lungs. What should we do?

See below: Not allowed to give advice about specific patients with medical problems on healthtap. ...Read more