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I am experiencing wheezing, rattling in lungs, coughing up brown and bloody mucous. What is best OTC treatment?

I am experiencing wheezing, rattling in lungs, coughing up brown and bloody mucous.     What is best OTC treatment?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more


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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my wheezing?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my wheezing?

Asthma Rx: Asthma (wheezing) is a serious condition and needs proper treatment. Some of the commonly recommended home treatments (like caffeine or vitamin c) are not effective enough for safety. The best treatment is albuterol (either tablet or inhaler). The best prices are at walmart, where the tablets cost: albuterol 2mg tab $4 for 90 tablets $10 for 270 tablets; 4mg $4 for 60 tablets $10 for 180. ...Read more

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If my child is wheezing can i give an abuterol treatment, and the give the qvar since it is twice a day it is prescibed?

If my child is wheezing can i give an abuterol treatment, and the give the qvar since it is twice a day it is prescibed?

Yes, in general: Some asthma specialists recommend increasing the inhaled steroid (qvar in this case) in the setting of an asthma exacerbation. However, if you have not been given an "asthma action plan" that specifically gives a course of action for times like these, then call the physician. There are variables that need to be accounted for to determine the best next step. ...Read more

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Is the vanceril (beclomethasone) inhaler to alleviate the wheezing? Is it an effective treatment?

Is the vanceril (beclomethasone) inhaler to alleviate the wheezing?  Is it an effective treatment?

Yes and no: Vanceril contains beclomethasone, a steroid that will reduce inflammation in the airways. It is meant to be used regularly and ver time this leads to better asthma control. Vanceril is not a rescue inhaler and will not give fast acting relief of asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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Bronchitis. Dr offered albuteral breath treatment even tho i take beta blocker, have rapid hr. I declined. Was i right? Dr said i had a chest wheeze.

Bronchitis. Dr offered albuteral breath treatment even tho i take beta blocker, have rapid hr. I declined. Was i right? Dr said i had a chest wheeze.

You were wrong: In fact if you were on a beta blocker, reconsideration for a selective one should have been made to avoid the bronchospasms created by the nonselective ones. The nonselective bblockers can cause bronchospasm and can be reversed by b-agonists in the lungs. Of course there is some systemic overflow. Once it happens they are hard to reverse, hence we don't use Propranolol challenge anymore. ...Read more

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My 2yo has had a cold for 3 days. She has no fever but a plehgmy cough and slight wheeze. Should I be worried or continue home treatment?

My 2yo has had a cold for 3 days. She has no fever but a plehgmy cough and slight wheeze. Should I be worried or continue home treatment?

Better see her doctor: Not sure what kind of home treatment you are referring to, it seems your daughter has an upper respiratory infection, possibly viral, affecting her lower respiratory tract a as well. Most of the time it is a self limited condition, but may progress given the description you just gave, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Day spent outside. 2 yr old got congested and wheezing. Brought home to give breath. treatment. O2 was 94@11:30pm Now reading 90. With low fever ?

Day spent outside. 2 yr old got congested and wheezing. Brought home to give breath. treatment. O2 was 94@11:30pm Now reading 90. With low fever ?

Mgt: I would recommend giving him another breathing treatment as prescribed. In addition, washing his eyes,nasal passages and hair, will help to reduce his exposure from outdoor allergens such as pollen. If his O2 saturation does not stay above 92 and if he does not seem comfortable, please take him to the local ED. ...Read more

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Mild asthma, occasional nighttime wheezing given dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Put on propanolol for migraines. med interaction. a better med for longterm asthma treatment?

Mild asthma, occasional nighttime wheezing given dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Put on propanolol for migraines. med interaction. a better med for longterm asthma treatment?

Mgt: You may want to consider using an inhaled steroid and the Albuterol as needed if these medications control your asthma. You can also take an oral steroid for a short period of time. The combination medication has a longer acting medication. A follow up appointment: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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I have positive test for h pylori and aspergillosis .My doctor refuses treatment for aspergillosis as have no wheezing but gastro probs. is this right?

I have positive test for h pylori and aspergillosis .My doctor refuses treatment for aspergillosis as have no wheezing but gastro probs. is this right?

Probably: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis has a specific sets of diagnostic criteria and it does sound like you don't quite meet the definition for the diagnoisis. ...Read more

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Contracted a cold while traveling in Europe. I have asthma. Been using my inhaler and home breathing treatment but still feel a lot of wheezing/strain?

Contracted a cold while traveling in Europe. I have asthma. Been using my inhaler and home breathing treatment but still feel a lot of wheezing/strain?

Need an evaluation: You can have different infections from different locations of the globe. It would be wise to see your physician . There are certain illnesses in Europe they're not present here yet. ...Read more

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Did CT chest w/contrast. Radiologist said every looks good w/my lungs. So why am I still coughing, wheezing, and short of breath? No treatment working

Did CT chest w/contrast. Radiologist said every looks good w/my lungs. So why am I still coughing, wheezing, and short of breath? No treatment working

Wheezing: Hi JGold, you can still have symptoms with normal imaging. Diseases that fit this are asthma, reflux, atopy, laryngeal dysfunction and bronchspasm. Reflux requires diet changes and medication. Asthma and atopy have very good guidelines for medication and allergy control. Bronchospasm is usually set off by fumes, smoke, allergies, etc. laryngeal dysfunction can be easily diagnosed. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Sob.Wheeze. Throat mucus. Difficulty swallowing. Wake up tired stuffy. Sinus problems. Cough up mucus. Could this be silent reflux? Natural treatment

Possibilities....: Your breathing difficulties are likely due to bronchospasm. The bronchospasm could be due to post-nasal drip (or other sinus problems) and/or reflux. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers can treat the bronchospasm and there are treatments for the sinuses and reflux so see your doctor asap. Smoking cessation will help improve your breathing as well. If your breathing worsens, go to the er. ...Read more

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6 months babu with persistent cough, nasal congestion and wheezing. the fever (102°f) went away 3 days ago. as a treatment only sodium chloride inhal?

Bronchiolitis: At this age the airways are so small that a little swelling causes the obstruction with wheezing rather than bronchospasm as in asthma. RSV is often the cause. I know it's hard to watch your baby get sick like this but should make a full recovery. ...Read more

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Aside from the use of puffers and medicine, what are some treatments for asthma without wheezing?

Aside from the use of puffers and medicine, what are some treatments for asthma without wheezing?

Asthma specialist: would help you better, can't help you online, you need to be well evaluated before starting any treatment, it isn't one treatment that fits all, every patient is different, good luck ...Read more

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I'm on oxygen from a asthma attack i had trying to get off o2 but when I do chest gets tight like air isn't moving they and wheeze i take treatments?

I'm on oxygen from a asthma attack i had trying to get off o2 but when I do chest gets tight like air isn't moving they and wheeze i take treatments?

Asthma: Sounds like severe asthma. I highly recommend that you see an allergist to determine your triggers and get it under control. You may be a good candidate for xolair treatment. Find an allergist at www.Aaaai.Org or www.Acaai.Org. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my child two back to back treatments of albuterol in her nebulizer if she continues to wheeze?

Is it safe to give my child two back to back treatments of albuterol in her nebulizer if she continues to wheeze?

Asthma Flare: Important first to have an asthma action plan so that you and your child's doctor can better manage your child's asthma. Albuterol is considered a rescue medicine. Asthma care also includes use of controller medications such as inhaled steroids, leukotriene antagonists, cromolyn. Also trigger control can prevent the need for frequent rescue med use. Meet with your child's doctor and set up a plan. ...Read more

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6yr/o had tonsilectomy few days ago and started wheezing I gave him nebulizer treatments and helps at time but comes back. Normal after surgey?

6yr/o had tonsilectomy few days ago and started  wheezing I gave him nebulizer treatments and helps at time but comes back. Normal after surgey?

Asthma: He is probably having an asthma exacerbation that is related to the surgery. If the nebulizers keep the wheezing under control great. If you have to do more frequently than 4 hour nebulizer treatments, you should contact your family doctor. He may need a steroid boost. I hope this helped. Good luck! ...Read more

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My baby is wheezing a bit with his bad head cold. Hes on meds now. Do I still need to give him breathing treatments? He hasnt been wheezing unil now.

My baby is wheezing a bit with his bad head cold. Hes on meds now. Do I still need to give him breathing treatments? He hasnt been wheezing unil now.

Age? why on nebs?: Your ? Raises ?. Breathing rx is one good way to moisten the airways of a congested/wheezing kid which helps them get mucous up. If baby is playful with resp rates 40's to 50 & taking fluids well, this is probably not much of a change and nebs help some. If the rr>55, baby iis working to breathe & feeds are falling off it is time to discuss the change with your dr. ...Read more

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Are there any home treatments for dry wheezing 35 weeks pregnant?

See Doctor: Wheezing is a narrowing of the airway and can have a variety of causes. This would need to be evaluated by a physician in order to prescribe the correct treatment course. ...Read more