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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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