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Dr. George Mathew Dr. Mathew
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
54 years in practice
Mangalore University, Kasturba Medical College
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Breathing treatment does not help my wheezing.....Why?

Breathing treatment does not help my wheezing.....Why?

See MD: Either see u r md or a pulmonologist. Change or add other medicines!

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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My baby is wheezing a bit with his bad head cold. He's on meds now. Do I still need to give him breathing treatments? He hasn't been wheezing unil now.

My baby is wheezing a bit with his bad head cold. He's on meds now. Do I still need to give him breathing treatments? He hasn't 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.

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Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Yesterday I started 40 mg prednisone avelox 400mg and albuterol breathing treatments. I'm still wheezing when I push out an exhale. Is this normal?

Yesterday I started 40 mg prednisone avelox 400mg and albuterol breathing treatments. I'm still wheezing when I push out an exhale. Is this normal?

Maybe: A bacterial process can take 2-3 days to show improvement w/antibiotics. If you are still wheezing, you may need the albuterol more frequently. If you are not comfortable at rest, you may need to go to er. Otherwise, vaporizer/humidifier may help + usual cold medicines for symptom relief.

Dr. Nestor Del rosario Dr. Del rosario
Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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What can a person on beta blockers do for chest wheeze, cough, phlegm when albuterol breathing treatments are contraindicated? How to clear out lungs?

What can a person on beta blockers do for chest wheeze, cough, phlegm when albuterol breathing treatments are contraindicated? How to clear out lungs?

Alternative: I don't know the contraindication to albuterol but there is Levalbuterol as alternative. In addition, an inhaled steroid is usually indicated for chronic lung problems. Revisit your bblocker as there are also more selective ones that don't induce bronchospasm. Talk to your doctor about these. And definitely try to see if you can get cough meds. Cough can induce wheezing. Good luck.

Dr. Colin Kerr Dr. Kerr
Family Medicine
40 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Corey Clay Dr. Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. John Overholt Dr. Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
22 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Nestor Del rosario Dr. Del rosario
Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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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.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh Dr. Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
32 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh Dr. Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
32 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Minghsun Liu Dr. Liu
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
15 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Laura McMullen Dr. McMullen
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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Should I take him to the hospital? My son is 8 and has had a sinus infection for over a week. He is very congested and is wheezing and having trouble breathing. I just gave him his treatment. Should I wait a while and give him another treatment or take him r

Should I take him to the hospital? My son is 8 and has had a sinus infection for over a week. He is very congested and is wheezing and having trouble breathing. I just gave him his treatment. Should I wait a while and give him another treatment or take him r

I: I assume that since you are giving your son breathing treatments that he has asthma. Asthma attacks can have various triggers such as respiratory illnesses, allergies, pollution including cigarette smoke and perfume, very cold or hot air, and strenuous exercise. Giving albuterol whether through a nebulizer or inhaler is the first thing you should do for wheezing and respiratory distress. If the treatment is not working or if the child seems to need a treatment sooner than every 4 hours, this is a sign that they may need additional medications such as oral steroids and/or stronger albuterol treatments in an office or hospital setting. You should call your child's doctor and have him seen if it's during clinic hours or take him into the emergency room for evaluation. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry.

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Dr. Erik McClain Dr. McClain
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Medical University of the Americas
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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

Dr. Sue Ferranti Dr. Ferranti
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Thomas Josa Dr. Josa
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
35 years in practice
University of Copenhagen Faculty of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Leto Quarles Dr. Quarles
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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What breathing symptoms should I look for; not wheezing but feels tighter to breathe?

What breathing symptoms should I look for; not wheezing but feels tighter to breathe?

Trouble breathing: Throat/chest tightness (with or without wheezing) can be caused by many things: infection (chest cold, bronchitis, pneumonia), asthma, allergy (food, medication, environment), irritation (smoke, pollution, climate change), anxiety, decreased oxygen (anemia, lung problems, high altitude) or even heart problems. If it persists or gets worse, get checked out by your primary care doc.

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia Dr. Garcia
Pediatrics
52 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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What are the main causes of wheezing and trouble breathing.?

Wheezing: Wheezing in younger children are often caused by viral infections. Some individuals experience trouble breathing, with or without wheezing, during exercise; any strenuous physical activity or exposure to cold weather. Wheezing is also associated with allergies.

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