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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

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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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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 are breathing treatments administered in the icu?

How are breathing treatments administered in the icu?

Vent or no vent: In the ICU breathing treatments are administered the same way as when a patient is on a hospital ward unless the patient is on a ventilator. When they are on the vent the treatment is administered through the mechanical tubing. ...Read more

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I think I have bronchitis, when I was younger I took breathing treatments. Its worse now?

I think I have bronchitis, when I was younger I took breathing treatments. Its worse now?

Mgt follow up: Childhood respiratory conditions may be related to chronic lung disease. More details can be provided during an appointment booked online at
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Code: NCYHPZ ...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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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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What are breathing treatments used for?

What are breathing treatments used for?

Breathing treatments: Hello. Breathing treatments are a way to deliver medications into restricted airways. With bronchial edema and inflammation commonly seen in asthma, an aerosolized nebulized albuterol solution will open constricted airways. Other medications can be delivered in this method also. It is the preferred method for children and those with an acute infection. ...Read more

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What are the different breathing treatments that are available?

Three Main Classes: There are three main classes of breathing treatments:
1. Short acting agents (albuterol, ipratropium, levalbuterol)
2. Longer acting agents that cause bronchodilation (salmeterol, tiotropium, formoterol)
3. Inhaled steroids (fluticasone, mometasone, and others)
various combinations are used depending on the disease you have and the severity of the disease. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to better stay still during breathing treatments?

How can I get my baby to better stay still during breathing treatments?

Distraction: Sometimes nothing works but certainly distraction with common things your baby may like such as reading, videos, singing or just be soothing and reassuring with him/her. Be crafty sometimes you can let them help in the process and sometimes you just have to do it! Eventually most will settle down and accept it. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to better cooperate (stay still) during breathing treatments?

How can I get my baby to better cooperate (stay still) during breathing treatments?

Distraction: Anybody who has done a nebulizer knows it's a noisy, scary thing. It vibrates, and sounds like a jet engine. Plus there's steam, and while all this is upsetting the baby, you're going to go cover her face with it. Most babies will calm after awhile as they realize when all this happens their breathing gets easier, but at first, simple distraction is the only trick, with music, tv, puppets, etc. ...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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shortness of breath. Tried inhalers and breathing treatments but no success. What do I do?

shortness of breath. Tried inhalers and breathing treatments but no success. What do I do?

Shortness of breath: Hi, you need evaluation by a good physician to figure out the underline cause of your shortness of breath, there are too many causes for SOB including lung disease, heart disease, muscle weakness, anemia and etc. The inhalers could be useful for Asthma, COPD and some allergies but not treating the other causes of SOB. Good luck. ...Read more

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How often can I give my 2 1/2 year old child albuteral breathing treatments?

How often can I give my 2 1/2 year old child albuteral breathing treatments?

Albuterol: Albuterol is known as a rescue drug and in a hospital setting it is sometimes given every 2-3 hours. At home give it every 4-6 hours and if you have to give it more often then call your pediatrician immediately. ...Read more

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4yr with asthma been giving breathing treatments every 4 hours as directed, his cough is still continuous non-stop what can I do?

4yr with asthma been giving breathing treatments every 4 hours as directed, his cough is still continuous non-stop what can I do?

Asthma: It seems the asthma is not controlled and the medication in the treatments is not enough to control it now. If you have a walk in clinic open late or a close by er take him, he needs stronger medications to control it. ...Read more

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I have allergies and take singular I am having a hard time breathing any thing else I can do I also take breathing treatments when I get this bad -any advise

I have allergies and take singular I am having a hard time breathing any thing else I can do I also take breathing treatments when I get this bad -any advise

Singulair (montelukast): Singulair (montelukast) is probably not enough to control your symptoms. Would see an allergist or pulmonary specialist-get breathing test-and evaluation. You will likely need an inhaled steroid or a combination product depending on how severe your symptoms are. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could RSV turn into croup. My 4month old has RSV he has had a cough 4 a while but now it sounds like a bark it gets better after breathing treatments?

Could RSV turn into croup. My 4month old has RSV he has had a cough 4 a while but now it sounds like a bark it gets better after breathing treatments?

Can cause croup: Most cases of croup are caused by viruses, usually parainfluenza virus and sometimes adenovirus or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). ...Read more

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Should I go to the er? I have asthma, I have taken 3 breathing treatments in the last 12 hours. My last treatment as 45 minutes ago and my chest is starting to get thight again.

Asthma: Does not sound like your asthma is well controlled but 4-6h intervals for breathing treatments does not sound excessive. If however you are not getting relief from the treatments, I would err on the side of caution. If you don't feel you need the ed over the weekend, I would recommend an appointment with whomever is managing your asthma-next available. ...Read more

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Can being on breathing treatments and weaning off prednisone affect a full pulmonology testing workup?

Lung function tests: To do a complete lung work up, one would do a lung exam, lung function tests, chest xray and possibly blood tests. Lung function tests should be performed at your baseline to get the most diagnostic value. Lung infections, asthma, Copd exacerbations and the medications used to treat them can affect lung function test results. Its best to wait until you are back on your regular meds. ...Read more

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My 5 mo has rsv. Antiobiotics and breathing treatments. She has a temp today of 100.9 and her soft spot is swollen should in e worried?

My 5 mo has rsv. Antiobiotics and breathing treatments. She has a temp today of 100.9 and her soft spot is swollen should in e worried?

RSV: RSV is a viral illness that causes wheezing. Unclear why your baby is on antibiotics as she has a viral illness. Temp of 100.9 is low grade and not unusual with RSV. Swollen soft spot is of some concern. Follow up with doctor re swollen soft spot. ...Read more

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My 5 y/o she is taking omnicef (cefdinir) 125/5 sus & breathing treatments of albuterol. She has been complaining of pain in lower right abdomen. Related?

My 5 y/o she is taking omnicef (cefdinir) 125/5 sus & breathing treatments of albuterol. She has been complaining of pain in lower right abdomen. Related?

Possibly: Check with the doctor who prescribed this. Strep throat can produce abdominal pain, particularly in children and is one of the causes of "acute abdomen". The other possibility is that the antibiotic is not agreeing with her. Hope she is better soon. ...Read more

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Can I administer Orapred (3 ml 2/day) along with breathing treatments (Budesonide or Albuterol)? Baby had croup but now cough sounds rattly.

Can I administer Orapred (3 ml 2/day) along with breathing treatments (Budesonide or Albuterol)? Baby had croup but now cough sounds rattly.

Croupy baby: A baby who has been prescribed steroids, inhaled steroids and a bronchodilator, whose cough is worse, needs to be seen and evaluated by his/her doctor. At the very least you need to speak with the doctor about your child's deteriorating condition. ...Read more

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