Bronchodilator

Bronchodilators are a group of medications that widen, open, relax, or dilate the bronchi to ease breathing in bronchospasm conditions like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Three groups of drugs comprise bronchodilators, namely Theophyllines, anticholinergics, and beta-2 agonists. Common side effects include dry mouth, headache, cough, diarrhea, tremors, palpitation, nausea, and vomiting.

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I have wheezing, cough, and loss of smell these past few days. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I have wheezing, cough, and loss of smell the past few days. I am a nonsmoker. I took an X-ray and spirometry test. I would like to consult a doctor to clarify the results accordingly. Please give me your opinion on this. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Based on your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), your chest X-ray seems normal. Pulmonary function testing (PFT) shows moderate obstructive defect with good bronchodilator revers...  Read Full »

I have discomfort in my lungs after some strenuous work. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 50 years old. I fixed an issue in my attic last week. The work was strenuous but lasted ten minutes. I did not wear a mask. My home dates from 1923, and the insulation is in rock wool. All unchanged since being built, the mold and or fibers deeply penetrated my lungs, and I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in and, I understand your concern. From what you mentioned, most likely, you have an allergic reaction to the materials you have been exposed to. You should not worry about it as a permanent effect is less likely as you have not been exposed for a...  Read Full »

My one year old son has been coughing for 3 days. Bromhexine and kofarest did not work. Please help.

Query: Hi, My one year old son has been coughing for 3 days now. I spoke to his paediatrician. She asked me to give him bromhexine and kofarest. I tried both but it did not work. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. E Venkata Ramana

Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query. For cough in a one year old child, the given medications by his paediatrician are sufficient. But before giving cough medication, I suggest you to take him for an examination by the doctor to look for any signs of throat infection and to examine his lungs to look for a...  Read Full »

Can antibiotics cure seasonal allergic cough?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past three years, I have been suffering from allergic cough. I have cough only during the months of September and October. It stretches for a period of 1-2 months. This time my PCP gave me a Decadron shot and within few hours my cough has got better. Should I buy the prescribed a...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the conversation, I understand that you are a 33 year old male suffering from cough especially during the months of September and October through the years. Therefore, it is clear that you are suffering from allergic bronchitis. It is considered to be seasonal. T...  Read Full »

My son is suffering from asthma.He is using asthalin inhaler.Do you suggest any other medicines?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 13 years old. We are based in Greater Noida which is in the outskirts of Delhi.Since he was five years old he as been suffering from asthma whenever there is season change during March/April and October during which he generally starts getting allergic cold. I used to earlier...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems your son is suffering from bronchial asthma. It is known to aggravate with seasonal changes. You need to understand that by nebulizing him regularly, he will get dependent on nebulizers. In my opinion, he should be nebulized with the doses you are alr...  Read Full »

Can I take bronchodilator for chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My problem is that I have pain in my left lung . Firstly, I will let you know the history. I cannot play any of the sports properly due to the pain. If I work hard such as playing football, running, etc., it will lead to a great pain . And, I cannot even properly cough and it never go aw...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Important here is that only pain is not a symptom of lung allergy or asthma. If that is associated with shortness of breath while doing any physical activity, then it is a sign of asthma. I would recommend a clinical examination in such case. If ...  Read Full »

My diabetic mother is diagnosed with moderate obstructive lung disease. Kindly suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 62 years old. She is a diabetic on OHA and under good glycemic control. She weighs about 56 kg. She is suffering from a dry cough for four months now. The chest x-ray is normal and ENT consultation also ruled out any local cause. She complaints of tickling sensation and c...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W. Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the PFT (pulmonary function test) report of your mother. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me tell you first that the PFT test is not done properly as post-test is done immediately only after four minutes of the pre-test. Ideally, we...  Read Full »

What causes persistent chest congestion?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 5 years old. He is dealing with continuous chest congestion and coughing with change in season. Doctor suggested Foracort 100 for two to three months with two shots in the morning and two at night after using nebulization Levolin 1.25 mg and Budecort 1 mg in the past for ches...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First off all I would suggest you to carry out chest x-ray and complete blood count to rule out lung infection like bronchitis. Foracort is a combination of Budesonide, a corticosteroid and anti-inflammatory and Formoterol, a long-acting bronchodilator, used to ...  Read Full »

I coughed up worm-like mucus. Can it be a sign of worm cast in the right lung?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with flu five days back, it started with a productive cough and then progressed to body aches and fever. Body aches and high fever lasted for about 24 to 36 hours, but I have a constant low-grade fever. I started to feel better after three days, but the coughing was so...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is just phlegm and nothing else. Do not worry, such kind of a productive cough is common in viral bronchitis. Your treatment is going right. I would just suggest the addition of a bronchodilator syru...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for inhaling drywall dust?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question in regards to pulmonology and exposure to crystalline silica. I have done a ton of research on the internet regarding this subject and probably know as much as anyone can know based solely on internet information. So I am hoping someone with a more advanced knowledge ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W. Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have surfed your links and understood your problem in detail. (attachments removed to protect patient identity) After silica exposure you are suffering from what is called as acute silicosis. Acute silicosis results from short term exposure to very large am...  Read Full »

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