Levosalbutamol works by widening and relaxing the airway due to bronchospasm in conditions like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. These bronchodilators help breathe easy. These are available as inhalers that provide quick relief in asthmatic patients. Potential side effects include hand shakiness, palpitations, headache, etc.
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How can fever and a continuous dry cough be treated in a kid?
Query: Hello doctor, My son is having a fever for the last five days and has dipped slowly from 102.5 F to 100.4 F in five days. The fever is backed up by a cough also. For the last 36 hours, he is having a continuous dry cough for which our physician suggested Levolin syrup half teaspoon thrice a day. Ple... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child is having viral upper respiratory tract infection. His fever will subside in another two days. Viral fevers last for five to seven days. A cough will remain for a few days. I suggest instead of giving syrup Levolin (Levosalbutamol /Levalbuterol), nebulize hi... Read Full »
Why am I having uneasiness in breathing?
Query: Hello doctor, I am an asthmatic for 15 years. Right now I am using Foracort 400 mg for three years. I am also hypertensive and using Telma-AM. For past six days, I am facing uneasiness in breathing and because of that maybe my BP has raised. Last week before all this happened I got a master health c... Read Full »
Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you know, asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease with waxing and waning episodes. If you have asthma, your airways are always inflamed. They become more swollen, and the muscles around the airways can tighten when something triggers your symptoms. This ma... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from bronchitis. Should I use Foracort inhaler before or after the workout? Does Foracort inhaler cleanse the lungs? How does Foracort work on lungs? What are the side effects? Read Full »
Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you rightly said, Foracort inhaler (combination of Budesonide and Formoterol) is advised for asthmatic bronchitis. It must be taken before any workout.This kind of inhaler controls the inflammation in the airways and widens its caliber. So on long term use, your ast... Read Full »
Do high eosinophil count and low Hb level indicate allergic reaction?
Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 27 year old female who has been suffered from hay fever for some years. Now, she has now been referred to the Chest Clinic with breathing difficulties. She has commented that her condition appears to worsen when she visits her friend, who is a cat owner. On examination, ... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The history and reports are suggestive towards allergic bronchitis, or asthma-like condition. The wheezing is indicative of bronchoconstriction (attachment removed to protect patient identity).Low hemoglobin value evaluated separately with peripheral smear examination and a... Read Full »
Is it possible to treat wheezing with routine management?
Query: Hello doctor, My son is 9 year old and developed the problem of wheezing when he was 3 years old. My father is asthmatic and I had wheezing when I was a kid (2-3 years of age). We were residing in an area where the industrial pollution is very high and he used to get wheezing more frequently the... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I am replying to your main 3 questions as follows: 1. Routine management of wheezing: In my opinion, inhaled levosalbutamol (Levolin) is good for asthmatic wheezing. You can give it by nebulization or by inhalers (MDI - Metered Dose Inhaler) with spac... Read Full »
What could be the reason for my wheezing, throat congestion, and cough with mucus?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 41 year old female. I woke up in the morning with wheezing, throat congestion, and cough. The cough was not dry but with mucus. It looks like the weather has triggered it. I have experienced this condition previously at the same time of the year. I also feel some heaviness in the... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are sure you have wheezing, I suggest you start using inhalers having a combination of Salmeterol and Fluticasone propionate. Using a Levosalbutamol inhaler would also be beneficial. Take one puff twice daily for a week and then only one puff at night for a ... Read Full »
What could be done for cough and running nose for my five-year-old son?
Query: Hello doctor, My son is 5 years old. Since yesterday, he has a cough and running nose. Yesterday, I gave him Zyrcold syrup. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son is suffering from a cough and running nose from one day. I would like some more information: Is this associated with shortness of breath? Is this associated with whistling sounds? What is the color of the sputum? Does he have a fever or labored breathing? Do... Read Full »
I have been taking TB medicines for three months and now have breathing problems and cough. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have tuberculosis and have been taking medicines for three and half months. Now, I have a breathing problem and cough. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The breathlessness and cough are due to a broncho constriction that is associated with TB (tuberculosis). You can take the following tests: CBC (complete blood count). HRCT (high-resolution computed tomography) thorax. Sputum for AFB (acid-fast bacillus) repeat. I sugg... Read Full »
My 2.6 year old has cold, cough and sneezing. Will Levolin help in curing all these?
Query: Hello doctor, My 2.6 years old son is suffering from cold, cough, and sneezing from three days, and yesterday night, he developed a fever. I am giving him Levolin syrup 5 ml, and for fever, I had given Babygesic 1.5 ml. Is Levolin for both cold and cough, as well as sneezing? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cough cold and fever could be due to viral infection, does your child have wheezing also? If no wheeze in the past I suggest you use any other antitussive medication for cough, Levolin (Levosalbutamol) is a bronchodilator used in cough associated with wheeze, so ... Read Full »
What is the best cough medicine for kids?
Query: Hello doctor,My son is 1.8 years old. He has a cold and cough since today morning. I got the infection by exposure to a cool breeze. I also have a cough and cold but no fever, and I am using antibiotics. He is also not having a fever, and he is on Paracetamol already due to teething pain. He had his... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please give the child syrup Levolin (Levosalbuamol) (dose as per the weight of the child) twice a day for the cough for five to seven days and syrup Montair LC (Montelukast and Levocetirizine) kid (dose as per the weight of the child) once at night for ten days for... Read Full »