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Salbutamol

Salbutamol is a short-acting bronchodilator employed in treating shortness of breath due to conditions like asthma, bronchitis, etc. It works by relaxing and opening up the airways. Sometimes it may cause side effects like tremors, difficulty sleeping, headache, dizziness, etc., in some people.

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Can normal saline aid in curing cough in a kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-year-old child is having asthma and is coughing in the night. He uses a nebulizer. I am giving him normal saline. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your child is having an asthmatic cough, I suggest you give Asthalin (Salbutamol/Albuterol) nebulization and Budecort (Budesonide) nebulization along with an oral cough syrup with Salbutamol or Levosalbutamol. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or...  Read Full »

My son has a severe dry cough which worsens at night. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5.6 years old. He is having dry cough for the last 8 to 10 weeks. It is very often worse at night. Also, he had a bad ulcer and pain. He also had a dry cough twice last year, but not this bad. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, that the cough is more at night and lasts for a long time this seems to be a case of hyperactive airway disease. This disease causes problems, mainly during changes in weather and lasts till the age of up to 8 years to maximum 12 years in childre...  Read Full »

What are the causes of breathing problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having difficulty breathing for the last four months. My CT scan, pulmonary function test, and x-ray reports are normal. My immunoglobulin E value is very high. I am smoking from starting of this year. My breathing problem is deteriorating. There is no sneezing, neither any cold nor...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned, your reports were normal. This could be allergies like dust or pollen, or smoke. So when we get in contact, it triggers asthma, and breathing difficulties occur. Sir, are you still smoking? If yes, then quit it as soon as possible. Is there a family...  Read Full »

Does my chest X-ray show pneumonia?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a severe cough and mucus formation which was yellow. The doctor had prescribed antibiotics, a Salbutamol tablet, and allergy tablets. Now that cough has reduced but I feel some heaviness in the back right-hand side when waking up in the morning. When I visited the doctor they had...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In attached X-ray report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is presence of slight consolidation in right side. So, it is suggestive of pneumonia like infection. For that, you need to complete antibiotic course. If clinically improved well, then ...  Read Full »

How to manage allergy and breathing difficulties in 18-year-olds

Query: Hi doctor, This is for my son, who is 18 years old. He was identified as having mild anemia when he was 12 years old. The doctor who was consulted suggested him to take iron supplements, and he recovered. In the past, he had eczema as well. It was very severe when he was a child. Later, when he grew...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. Your child can have asthma or allergic upper respiratory tract infection due to allergy problems. It is a type one hypersensitivity problem in which, because of allergic stimulation, dyspnea occurs by bronchoconstriction. IgE (Immunoglobulin E...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to give Duolin with Taxim O Forte for dry cough in a kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 7 years old, and 44 lbs. He is currently taking Taxim O Forte syrup for an infection. He has developed severe cough (dry) now. In the past, he was using the Duolin inhaler for an extreme cough. Please, could you advise if Duolin inhaler can be given to him when he is on Taxim...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can give Duolin (Salbutamol and Ipratropium bromide) inhalation along with oral antibiotics. But, as you have said it is a dry cough and Duolin is to be given for spasmodic and wet cough. You can give honey for a dry cough. Also, you can give Dextromethorpha...  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 »

Can Seretide be stopped abruptly?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother has asthma from the age of 2. He used Seretide (Fluticasone propionate and Salmeterol xinafoate) from the age of 5. He stopped using it at the age of 12. From then he also uses Montelukast every day and Ventolin (when it gets severe). Now he is 14 years old. He was okay for th...  Read Full »


Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing your query to me. You said your brother is having asthma and was not taking Seretide for so many years. The first thing I want to clarify is that asthma is a chronic disease. You should take a regular controller inhaler like Seretide inhaler and Ventoli...  Read Full »

Why am I having chronic cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a woman, 23. I am 5'2" feet tall and I weigh 137 pounds. I am currently taking Cetirizine. I have been coughing badly for the past 5 months since I got my new job at a preschool. I went to the doctor, he prescribed me the before-mentioned drug. Although, when it gets really cold, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In addition to Cetirizine you need to take a bronchodilator medicine that will help bring out the phlegm better. Salbutamol (Albuterol) is an excellent drug that helps widen the small airway passages and bring out the mucus. It is available in the form of inhalers. T...  Read Full »

How to diagnose bronchitis or bronchial asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have moderate pain in my "lung area" for two weeks now. My airways feel free of air, but I get this incredibly uncomfortable sensation in my chest. I cough a bit and the last couple of days. I have been getting lightheaded, nausea, and a slight headache. I have been out of town the prev...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here for your help. You seem to be suffering from any of the following either bronchitis or a lower respiratory tract infection. Relief with Ibuprofen further confirms the presence of muscular pain that might be due to asthma. In such a scenario, I would advis...  Read Full »

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