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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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 »


Dr. Parmar Parin Niranjanbhai

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 spacer attac...  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. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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 »

Are my baby's symptoms normally seen with bronchiolitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My 9 months old baby had a high fever, cough, and cold. Initially, it was the fever that was concerning. Later the cough was severe and hospitalized for bronchiolitis. He was put on a nebulizer and after three days his condition has improved. So, the doctor suggested moving from the nebu...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms that your child has been suggestive of bronchiolitis. In bronchiolitis, nebulization needs to be given for five to seven days; usually, the child recovers in seven days. Your child was discharged from the hospital and developed respiratory distress after c...  Read Full »

Can a breathing treatment before a chest X-ray mask my lung cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55 year old female. Can a breathing treatment given before a chest x-ray, hide lung cancer?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query. Please find my observations below. Breathing treatments like nebulizers will not hide any suspected lung cancer when given before taking a chest x-ray. Chest x-ray is a basic investigation used to screen the lungs field and heart and usuall...  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 ben...  Read Full »

Enterogermina mistakenly added in the nebulizer. Is it dangerous?

Query: Hello doctor, I put Enterogermina in the nebulizer by mistake and gave it to my 20-month-old baby. Is it dangerous? He is taking a cough syrup and an antibiotic. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Enterogermina (anti-diarrheic microorganisms, multiantibiotic-resistant Bacillus clausii) is a probiotic that is available in a capsule form and a solution form. It is used as a treatment for diarrhea that is acute or chronic. I believe it will not cause any harm i...  Read Full »

Can a drop in temperature exacerbate my asthma attacks?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old woman. I have had asthma for 12 years. I get exacerbations due to cold temperatures. The temperatures have started to drop at the place I currently stay, and I am scared that I might have an unexpected episode. Also, I have left my nebulizer at my parents' place and...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your question. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. You can prefer a mesh nebulizer or an ultrasonic nebulizer; however, the ultrasonic type is the best. I hope this helps. Kindly get back in case of further questions. I wish you ...  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 »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

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 »

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 t...  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 »

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