Bronchodilators like Levalbuterol, inhaled corticosteroids like Fluticasone and Mometasone, corticosteroid and bronchodilator combination inhaled medications such as Advair (Fluticasone and Salmeterol), antihistamines like Cetirizine, anticholinergics like Tiotropium Bromide are some medicines used in the management of wheezing. These can be inhaled through inhalers and nebulizers. They help relax and widen the airways to improve breathing. Additional home remedies include steam inhalation and drinking warm water.
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Even after taking inhalers, why do I continue to wheeze?
Query: Hi doctor, I have taken Albuterol and Advair twice a day for about a month now without any relief from my wheezing. Even right after I take my inhalers, it is like I took nothing. Allergy pills do not seem to help much either, like Claritin or Zyrtec. They even did an x-ray of my chest and said ever... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asthma, as you would be knowing, forms a part of airway hyper-reactive disorders. The latter is a spectrum of diseases genetically determined. Your attack of asthma seems to be severe now. I want to know the dosage and frequency of the medicines you are using for asth... Read Full »
70 year old has cough accompanied by wheezing. Is it advisable to try Asthalin?
Query: Hello doctor, My father (aged 70) has been suffering from coughing and light fever (varying between 99 to 101) for the past ten days now. Medical tests (attached) do not seem to reveal anything, and the prescribed medicines (see below) do not improve things. Coughing is now also accompanied by wheez... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be bronchitis, likely viral. Has his fever settled now, or is it still continuing? Wheezing and coughing may continue for some more days, up to one to three weeks. Yes, he can, and he should use the inhaler. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with... Read Full »
Is there any permanent solution for wheezing and dust allergy?
Query: Hello Doctor, I am 31 years old. I have a history of eosinophilia and dust allergy since the age of 12 years. The onset of eosinophilia and dust allergy has become more frequent since I moved to Bangalore (5-6 years). Sometimes I suffer wheezing, running nose and watery eyes. Since, last two... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to say that bronchial asthma or allergic bronchitis is just controllable and not completely curable. Following are the answers for your questions: 1. You should avoid Glemont-F. Reserve it only for acute exacerbations. Try to control your problem with inhale... Read Full »
I have a wheezing problem. Kindly suggest a quick remedy.
Query: Hello doctor, I have a wheezing problem. It is like asthma. Can I have a quick remedy as I am in office? Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The presence of wheezing suggestive of bronchoconstriction induced by asthma or bronchitis. For immediate relief, you can take Salbutamol inhaler two puffs readily. If nebulizer is available then Levosalbutamol and Budesonide Respule can be taken through nebulization. You c... 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 »
Why does my 2 year old breathe as if he ran a marathon?
Query: Hello doctor, My two-year-old breathes like he ran a marathon, coughs a lot, and I hear a wheezing sound. Read Full »
Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your two-year-old has breathing difficulty with infection, usually it represents pneumonia. I would like to know in detail: Since how long? Any history of fever?Past similar history? What investigations were done? A family history of asthma or allergy? I suggest ... Read Full »
What are the treatments available for wheezing in my seven-year-old daughter?
Query: Hello doctor, My 7 year old daughter has wheezing. Her doctor advised me to use an inhaler. But, I am afraid of using it. Is inhaler the only solution for wheezing? Can I stop using it after she recovers or is it to be continued for life long? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The inhaler is the only effective solution for wheezing. The duration of the treatment varies from three to nine months based on the severity of the problem and the child's response. There is nothing to be scared about as it is just a method of delivering the medicin... Read Full »
I am having wheezing. Can I take Asthalin syrup?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having wheezing. Can I take Asthalin syrup? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please give a detailed history. Do you have asthma since childhood? Do you get breathing difficulty only when you get cold or have an allergy towards certain things? Asthalin (Salbutamol) syrup is recommended for all types of wheezing. You can take up to 10 ml (2 lids... Read Full »
How can I control wheezing and shortness of breath while having cold?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a wheezing problem and breathing shortness when I suffer from cold. I noticed I have dust allergy also. Day by day my problem is increasing. Now I have to take Levolin inhaler three times in a day. Is there any measure to control my problem? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The whole problem can be attributed to dust allergy and bronchospasm due to cold. I would suggest the continuation of inhaler therapy for at least three months, a patch test to seek out the allergen, and dust free surroundings, (dust can harbor mites which are known to ... Read Full »