Nebulizer

A nebulizer is a machine that converts liquid medication into mist. This mist is inhaled by breathing into the lungs to correct respiratory conditions. Jet, ultrasonic, and mesh are the types of nebulizers. Corticosteroids and bronchodilators are the medications usually administered with the help of a nebulizer.

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Should I take antibiotics for postnasal drip and tickle cough?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been using a Levalbuterol nebulizer for a cough. I accidentally had some soap residue left in the nebulizer, and I used it for a minute before realizing this. Should I be very concerned?  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think you should be worried about, if it would have been in more concentration, your body would have reacted in the form of sneezing as a protective mechanism. You can continue nebulization, but be careful in future, if the cough does not subside in a week to ...  Read Full »

Can a severe cough in the morning in my child indicate an allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 2 years and 8 months old. He has a severe cough nowadays, especially in the morning. I am currently giving him Levolin syrup for his cough. Also, he vomits after a bout of a cough. He has a history of wheezing and was prescribed nebulizers by the doctor. I need to give him...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not unnecessarily start him on antibiotics. It is common in children of this age group to have a cough and cold on and off, due to seasonal variations. He will overcome it as he grows old. Do not start antibiotics unless the cough is associated with fever. Continu...  Read Full »

Can nasal drops be given to a 5-day-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 5 days old, and her nose is congested. What can I do to help her?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use these nasal drops: Normal saline nasal drops two drops in each nostril every four hours. Keep the head of the baby a bit low while instilling drops. There is no need for any other medication at this age. Keep a watch for her feeding. Take care.  Read Full »

Is it advisable to use a Morphine nebulizer in end-stage COPD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 68-year-old male. I have lung emphysema, end-stage COPD diagnosed as stage III. I had a heart operation (stent) the previous year, and heart failure signs for four months. My symptoms are breathlessness on lying down supine, particularly at night. When waking up at night, it i...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from breathlessness while lying down supine, particularly at night. Dyspnea resulting from complications due to endstage diseases like endstage COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disea...  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 »

My pregnant wife is suffering from cough and nose block. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 26 weeks pregnant and she is suffering from cold and cough for the past two days. Also, she is having a chronic nose block from her 12th week and using nasal spray for relief. She is finding it very hard to sleep for the past two days because of continuous cough. Her cough is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any infection is not good for pregnant women. Please confirm if your wife has any fever. Meanwhile, you can take the following measures to help her feel comfortable: Dabur Honitus cough syrup two teaspoons thrice a day. Honitus ginger cough lozenges once in two hours. Giv...  Read Full »

Why do I heavy congestion even after using inhalers?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been to doctor three times in the last two months and was prescribed many medications. But, I am simply not getting any better. Initially, I went in for respiratory issues. I had a terrible hacking cough and was literally using my Ventolin Inhaler more than I should. As I am ast...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are few important points to consider. You should not be using the nebulizer or rescue inhaler that often. You should be on inhaled steroid for asthma like Advair (Fluticasone and Salmeterol). Please take Montelukast 10 mg daily. Also you would benefit from a patch ...  Read Full »

What does the vaporizer contain that helps to clean the deposits out of our lungs?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a staphylococcus infection for about six months it is a nerve bacteria. I lost long hydration it is only returned to about the five-minute level one reason I believe was I was on Soviclor tablets. I went off the pills after they were outgassing medication through my lungs, and the...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post, staphylococcus is not a nerve bacteria but can affect the brain which possibly you are having had and is treated for a maximum of six weeks followed by prophylaxis (prevention ) in some patients who have chances of getting infectious again. ...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for a 2-month-old baby suffering from dry cough.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 months old and he is suffering with dry cough over the last 3 days. We consulted local doctor and he advised TA-65 capsule which can be taken by mixing one capsule in 10 cc of distilled water. He advised to use 2 mL of this mixture for 3 days. My question is how exactly does T...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your kid is probably suffering from some throat infection or lung infection (respiratory infection). TA - 65 is a telomerase activator, it comes in capsule form. It is used to boost immune system, skin and given for sexual improvement. It has no role in cough and it...  Read Full »

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 2.5 mL thrice a day. Please op...  Read Full »


Dr. Simy Mathew

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...  Read Full »

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