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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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. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao 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 amo... 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 »
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 »
How fast do antibiotics relieve asthmatic cough?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 11 years old. He weighs 22 kg. He has asthmatic type of cough problem. The paediatrician usually gives him an antibiotic for 10 to 12 days and still if the cough persists he will extend the antibiotic for another two to three days. When the cough remains an issue, he gives Azith... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Antibiotics would help only in case of infection. Antibiotics have role in initial acute exacerbation else not. If he has fever, then we need to give antibiotics. Bronchial asthma requires treatment with antihistaminic drugs and bronchodilator. By giving... Read Full »
My 6-year-old son coughs and remains sick most of the time. What could it be?
Query: Hello doctor,I am looking for answers to certain questions regarding my son's health. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.Kindly let me know what questions you have in your mind. Read Full »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »