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Will breathing treatments cause a headache?

Will breathing treatments cause a headache?

Yes: If you are talking about albuterol nebulizer treatments for your asthma, then headache is among common central nervous system side effects of albuterol. More commonly, albuterol causes nervousness and tremor. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Is it possible for albuterol breathing treatments to cause thrush?

Is it possible for albuterol breathing treatments to cause thrush?

Unlikely: There is nothing in this medication that would bring the yeast germ to you & cause the problem.However, if you use equipment (reservoir, mouthpiece, etc) that is contaminated, the equipment could be a source. Equipment should be properly cleaned & sanitized at regular intervals & changed when they become visibly worn. ...Read more

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I have a 3 month old baby boy and he has bronchitis he is on breathing treatments after 4 days and not getting any better?

I have a 3 month old baby boy and he has bronchitis he is on breathing treatments after 4 days and not getting any better?

But is he stable?: Lower airway inflammation like you have with bronchitis is unlikely to resolve within days on any form of treatment. The breathing treatments help wet the airways and decrease the thickness of debris and mucous. Most kids with bronchitis will gradually improve over a week to 2 wks.Some may cough for a month.If the kid is wetting diapers every 6h and resting some, he is stable, if not get re-ck. ...Read more

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Why are my son's breathing treatments not working?

Why are my son's breathing treatments not working?

Severity of asthma: Sometimes additional medication may be necessary to stop an asthma attack. Albuterol is standardly used every 4 hours during an acute exacerbation, but additional medication can be needed. If you want a more detailed answer, feel free to request virtual consult to discuss asthma management acutely and preventively. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why is my son's breathing treatments not working?

I'm curious as to why is my son's breathing treatments not working?

See doctor: If the breathing treatments are not working, then maybe the dose or frequency needs to be changed. The other possibility is that other medicine(s) need to added to get the desired results. ...Read more

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How often do I need breathing treatments for COPD spasms?

How often do I need breathing treatments for COPD spasms?

As often to get well: It depends on the severity. Either albuterol or xopenex (levalbuterol) is given every one, two or four hours until you are no longer short of breath. Other meds may be necessary including steroids, antibiotics and supplemental oxygen. ...Read more

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My 6 month old has RSV and when i give him breathing treatments he coughs a lot but can't get it up..What can I do to help him cough it up?

My 6 month old has RSV and when i give him breathing treatments he coughs a lot but can't get it up..What can I do to help him cough it up?

Mgt: At this age babies are not able to spit out sputum. They typically will swallow their secretions. If the cough worsens, or if he seems to be having problems breathing, a follow up appt is indicated. RSV can linger, but mild cases typically resolve within 10 days. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more