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I am on a nebulizer and oral meds. I have been short of breath and peakflow 350 for a week. Now my cheeks are itchy. Could this be due to asthma?

I am on a nebulizer and oral meds.  I have been short of breath and peakflow 350 for a week.  Now my cheeks are itchy.  Could this be due to asthma?

Allergy: You are probably having contact dermatitis from mask. Seasonal allergies can also present like this . If you can use inhaler instead of nebuliser your condition will improve . You need to look at all the meds to make sure you did not develop drug allergy. ...Read more

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Nebulizer (Definition)

A nebulizer is a machine that turns a liquid into a mist. It is usually used for medications for asthma, cystic fibrosis, and copd, so that the medications can be ...Read more


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If i got no option by any chance can I use water as medicine into nebulizer to help in cough or breath cases ?

If i got no option by any chance can I use water as medicine into nebulizer  to help in cough or breath cases   ?

Improves cough: All that would do is like a humidifier, it may improve your cough and hydrate the secretions. Better to use Normal Saline to avoid swelling of the cells due to the water being hypotonic, and yes, we don't recommend to use water alone especially if no limit. It can make you feel like drowning with more swelling of the airways and cells. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath when first getting up. I use albuterol 0.83% in a nebulizer but it takes an hour before i can move around normally.

I have shortness of breath when first getting up. I  use albuterol 0.83% in a nebulizer but it takes an hour before i can move around normally.

Persistent asthma: Or worsening asthma/copd often requires daily maintenance therapy, possibly inhaled steroid medicine, i would check with your doctor and ask for a spirometry lung function) test to diagnose your condition. ...Read more

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Dizziness and shortness of breath and it feels like I have some sort of lung inflammation. Should i take advair, nebulizer, or rescue inhaler?

Dizziness and shortness of breath and it feels like I have some sort of lung inflammation. Should i take advair, nebulizer, or rescue inhaler?

Let me help: I believe you should have diagnosis first then the treatment, so go to your doctor and have him check you out then treat you. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 5 year old is asthmatic, has regular nebulizer treatments, breathes heavily and recently foams at the lips while sleeping. Should I be concerned?

My 5 year old is asthmatic, has regular nebulizer treatments, breathes heavily and recently foams at the lips while sleeping.  Should I be concerned?

Do tell your doctor.: I'm wondering if he is mouth-breathing, which might mean upper airway obstruction (as from large adenoids). Obstructive sleep apnea, if present, is important to diagnose and treat. An ENT specialist might help. As for his asthma treatment, what's in that nebulizer? If he is using albuterol alone, his regimen needs to change. Also, 5 year olds can more easily get inhaled meds via MDI/Spacer. ...Read more

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Why does going uphill make short breath?

Why does going uphill make short breath?

DOE: Dyspnea on exertion (doe) is most often caused by some underlying pulmonary (lung) or cardiac (heart) issue. Best to get your shortness of breath/doe evaluated to determine your exact cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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