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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 spac...  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 w...  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; Give cough syrup two teaspoons thrice a day. Honey and ginger cough lozenges once in two hours. Give gin...  Read Full »

My son has asthma, which is not getting better. Please help.

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 »

Is it harmful if Enterogermina is placed in the nebulizer?

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 in ...  Read Full »

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

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


Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

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 »

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 nebul...  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 asthma be permanently cured?

Query: Hi doctor, My son aged four years and four months is premature by birth at 34 weeks. His current weight is 34.17 pounds. He always used to get a cough and sometimes fever at intervals of every two to three months, especially during the last year. However, there is no other visible physical or mental...  Read Full »


Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Though your son is premature, it does not matter with the present illness. Let me first clarify to you that he is suffering from bronchial asthma. And anyone can have asthma without any family history. So, it is not necessary to always run in families. To confirm the d...  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 an...  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. Continue ...  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 usu...  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 »

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