Should i take albuterol for pneumonia

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I have pneumonia, when can I return to school ?

I went to the doctors Tuesday because I was having trouble breathing. I was told I have pneumonia and they gave me a breathing treatment. I felt better right afterwards but then got so tired. They doctor sent me home with a albuterol inhaler and a prescription of antibiotics. My doctor did not give me an excuse from school, should I go to school ? I have to take the antibiotics for 5 days and I have 2 left.

another month just to be "safe"

What do you think i should do about this darn doctor for my 2 year old?

My daughter is 2 years old She has asthma and it gets bad when the winter comes around. well she started coughing like 3 days ago and the second night we took her to the er and they said she has pneumonia and now my doctor after looking at the x-rays says she has rsv. but they keep messing with me and saying that i need to keep coming back to the doctors and they say well that's normal blah blah blah but then they still want her to come in. Her cough is terrible she coughs to the point of pucking alot. but it's a tight chest . she was on albuterol every 3 to 4 hours now she is on xopenx every 3 to 4 hours. she is on orapred odt once in the morning and one around dinner time , she is on singulair , synthroid, and claritin. Is there anything i can do for her coughing cause she doesn't lay on a pillow she always moves it. and i have tried holding her . and she is about to lose her voice from coughing and wheezing. She is also on amoxil for her chest and a little ear infection. she was on c- phen dm drops but doctor said not to give it to her. not sure why. sorry for the long story but im sick of all of these people not telling me anything. they act like im not with her 24/7 I am a stay at home mom so she is cared for allot and we both get no sleep at all NONE. I asked in health but got no answers

Asthma in children is very difficult to control. Your daughter is on antibiotics and anti-allergy meds, as well as her asthma meds,it sounds as though they want to keep seeing her in case she gets worse. Pneumonia and RSV do present similar symptoms, the antibiotics sound like a precautionary measure in the meantime. At home, you could try propping up the end of her bed/cot with a book under each leg at the head end, just to keep her head and chest a bit higher. I know it is frustrating when doctors tell you different things all the time but even they don't have all the answers all of the time. All they can do is treat her as they see her.
My son had asthma as a baby so I do know what you are going through. Ask to be referred to a chest specialist and trust your instincts, if she seems worse, get back to the hospital and don't take no for an answer. Hopefully the antibiotics and steroids will kick in soon and she will start to feel better. Good luck, hope she gets well soon

Anyone's small chidren ever had pneumonia? Asthma mommies?

So little Bella has been coughing for three weeks, I've taken her the the DR each week, they listen to her lungs, and send us home. She has severe asthma, so she's already taking an inhaled steroid twice daily via nebulizer, when she started coughing I added Albuterol (a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs) also twice daily per Dr's instructions. Well, the cough has gotten worse so I took her again to Urgent care yesterday and when listening to the lower left quadrant he noted decreased activity and a slight wheeze. Otherwise her lungs are clear and breathing deep and slow. So he wrote a script for Zithromax and sent us home, and told me to continue with my other treatments.

Well, my previous experiances with ashtma issues have me really stressed out, we've done many ER visits, hospital stay and PICU visits. But the Dr says that given my extensive experience with the medications and the asthma that I should treat at home. At long as she's eating, drinking, the fever stays dow, and there isn't an increase in wheezing, its less traumatic to stay at home than to be admitted. I agree but I have to ask, how effective are antibiotics in treating this?

It's currently 44 in Southern CA so we plan to stay inside today. Any tips? Reassurances? Experiences?

My boy who is now 5 went through all that up until so far this winter. You need to talk to them about putting her on singulair. It really helps my son since they did this. Keep her in as much as possible and limit her physical activity, Also, talk to your doctor about giving her the albuterol 4 times a day instead of two. I gave it to my son every 4 hours (per doctor). It really helped clear him up. I do agree with the doctor that it is better for her to rest at home. If it gets worse take her back in. Also, watch for her chest to start going in as she is breathing. You will be able to notice it, right under her sternum. If this happens get her in to the ER right away. I am not trying to freak you out just check her every hour or so. I am sure since you do have experience dealing with this she will be fine. It sounds like your on the right track and you sound very caring. Just keep her sitting as much as possible and not up running around. Good luck with this and I hope she gets better.

I am 19th week of pregnancy (first one at 39) and have had Bronchitis for three weeks.?

Dr. heard fluids on right lung and now he wants x-rays. Dr. wants to rule out Pneumonia. I also have pulled my back out coughing today. Not sure what kind of meds I can take or what I should do. Have to say I am really scard. Dr. has me on Flovent and Albuterol for past 3 weeks. I don't think they are really working. Anyone have answers?

Left untreated, bronchitis can turn into a chronic infection and can cause lots of other complications. Your doctor obviously knows you're pregnant, and will take every precaution to protect your baby. Your illness could be bacterial, and you may need to start taking antibiotics to fight it. Don't take anything until you get an OK or a prescription from your doctor. For now, Get plenty of fluids, prop yourself up when you sleep, and try using a humidifier to help moisten the air in your home. As long as you get it treated promptly, you and baby should be just fine. Don't worry too much, as you've already taken steps to get well. I've had bronchitis five times, and I know how miserable it is. I can't imagine suffering through it while pregnant. Best of luck and congrats, hope you feel better soon.

Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but does anyone know what these are symptoms of?

My niece had a bad cold and my grandmother wound up catching it a few days ago. She's been coughing pretty badly and has a sore throat for the past few days, but it's subsiding. I was perfectly fine until 2 days ago. I'm not sure if I caught this cold or whatever they had or if it is something more serious. I've had asthma for about 2-3 years and had pneumonia about 3 years ago. My symptoms right now are severe wheezing, bad coughing caused by a tickling phlegm that I can feel in my lungs/chest, sneezing once in a while and headaches. I'm not having any chest or back pain and it's not hard for me to breathe, so I don't think it could be pneumonia again. I was looking up my symptoms on the net and came across heart failure. I have 4 out of 7 of the most common symptoms of that...wheezing/coughing up white phlegm, edema, fatigue and increased heart rate/heart palpitations. I've complained about the swelling of my legs to my doctor about a year ago, but she just asked if it happened when I sat down for long periods of time. I said yes, she examined my legs and that was it. She basically didn't do anything about it. So, I'm not sure if it's actual edema or just from bad circulation when I sit down. I've had 2 EKG's in the past 2 years and they said my heart was fine. I was also on a heart monitor for about 3 hours a year ago and nothing came up abnormal. I even told them about the heart palpitations and they just checked it off on their list and pretty much did nothing for it, but now I seem to get them more often. Since I've been awake today I took an albuterol treatment (the machine thing), but it only helped for about 15 minutes. Now I keep having tickles in my throat and when I cough I can feel all the congestion in my chest. I have a doctor's appointment scheduled for tomorrow, but in the mean time has anyone had these symptoms or know what they may be? It seemed odd to me that I have so many heart failure symptoms and yet my heart always shows no problems with the EKG's. Should they be giving me more extensive testing? Could this just be a normal cold/flu? The wheezing is pretty much the only thing that is really bothering me because it's causing me to cough constantly from the tickle in my throat.

Your symptoms are obviously the same cold that your family has had. The heart palpitations could be at present caused by a temperature that the cold virus has given you but in the past it may have been through anxiety. You are anxious thinking that you have an undiagnosed heart condition thereby creating the symptoms that you believe are cardiac related. (my guys dad died at young age with a heart condition caused by weight, cholesterol, smoking and alcohol..my guy is very fit and health conscious but stress and he gets 'chest pain' through anxiety) You have done the right thing by having and test done and monitored and you should never ignore symptoms like crushing chest pain, radiating into your arm or jaw but these are symptoms that people maybe older may have. Phlegm is not a symptom of cardiac trouble. The swelling in your legs should be investigated if it continues but it could be from sitting too long, high heels, weight issues, family history. Edema is different than what you have described. Hope all went well with the doctor, but my advice, drink plenty of water, take something for the cold (taking into consideration your asthma and what may set it off) keep your fever down, rest, and put your feet up.

10 month old coughing!!! Please help!!?

Hello, good morning :)

Aiden woke up coughing really bad with a dry cough and is wheezing. He has no fever. Started maybe because my nephew has been here since thursday last week because he is sick so since he doesn't go to school, we watch him :? My nephew went to the drs on Monday and my sister said the dr took xrays to check from pneumonia and he saw something so he prescribed him antibiotics. When I looked up symptoms for pneumonia, my son or nephew doesn't really have symptoms for it. :? They both have asthma.

I really hope this (pneumonia)is NOT what my son is. About 4/5 months ago, Aiden had a cough and was wheezing... so our pedi prescribed him <b>pro-air</b> with a inhaler and <b>albuterol and budesonide</b> breathing treatments for coughing and wheezing.

We just called the pedi's office and left a voice mail so we are waiting for a phone call back.

I already gave him the pro air a little bit ago and my husband is giving him the albuterol and I haven't heard in my cough. I hope it's okay to give him this even though the dr didn't give me the okay yet.

Advice please? Should I stop the breathing treatments until I get drs permission?

(He told us, if we ever had breathing problems again with him to automatically use them.)

I fed him a bottle and he spit it uptwicewithin 15 mins :?

I really don't know what to do :(

My son is 10mths and his name is Aidan too!!

Anyway, lol, i would give the inhalers as you deem necessary.
did your doctor write an action plan for your to refer to at home? My daughter is asthmatic and she has an action plan we can look at to see what we should be doing

but if at anytime you think his breathing is being threatened in anyway then take him straight to hosp or call an ambulance. Respitory distress is not a good thing.

Watch the dip in his throat, make sure it is not being sucked right in with each breath.
Check his pulse and if his heartrate is really going very very fast
Check his tummy - look at the space on the sides of his belly just under his ribs. If that space is really getting sucked in with each breath or you can see the space between ribs being sucked in with each breath then also take him to a doc

Pneumonia must have a temperature as it is an infection so i don't think this is your sons problem.

If you are at all worried take him to a hospital. Babies with possible respitory distress are always taken care of first

good luck

H1n1 cause of death of my mom :( can we sue?

my sister came home sick from school on october of last year the last week to be exact it was a monday anywho we took her to the hospital that same day because we were afraid it might be the h1n1 and the doctor at kaiser only asked some questions about her symptoms and took a look at her throat and said it was the h1n1 i asked him if he wasnt supposed to do some type of culture to determine that and he said no because it was way more possible to be h1n1 ?? so stupid anywho he said to give her tylenol and i asked him if he would give her some type of antibiotic and he said no tylenol was enough and to keep her well hydrated well my mom woke up sick the next day then me the following day my mom got an appointment at the kaiser clinic on thursday her doctor refused to see her because she had too many patients that day so she was seen by the head nurse or something like that and she just listened to her chest and lungs with the stethoscope and said she had wheezing and her chest was very congested she diagnosed her with bronchitis so she gave her a breathing treatment that lasted 20 minutes then she prescribed her ALBUTEROL a breathing treatment and amoxicillin she said "with this she should get better if she gets worse that's not good" , that was it but they made her wear a mask to cover her mouth and nose.On monday she went to the clinic again now with her doctor but when we got there she seemed kinda agitated her doctor took forever to see her when she finally did the doctor touched my mom she told her that she was extremely cold she decided to do an EKG and sent her to the lab to get some blood work done and some Xrays then they told me to take her to another room because i even had her in a wheelchair because she would get agitated the nurse in there cfhecked her blood pressure and saw that it was very low and called my moms doctor so she came down and told me that they would have to call the paramedics because her blood pressure was extremely low they took her to the nearest hospital then supossedly they would trasport her to the kaiser hospital so i called my dad and sister they were the ones who stayed overnight they told me that they even had to put breathing tube down her throat because she couldnt breathe well later like at 10 am tuesday they went home to shower when my dad went back like at 12:00 am they told him that she had gotten worse that her heart had stopped and that they were trying to revive her my dad was in shock they told that they tried their best but nothing could be done . we waited 3 months to know the real cause of her death they called from the coroners office and they said it was the h1n1 that she suffered a septic shock which caused her blood pressure to drop they said the cause was "death caused due to complications of vital pneumonia " now my question is why didnt the when we first took my sister to the hospital give us specific precautions or something i mean thats what they're trained for something big like the h1n1 not only have i thought we should sue but many people have told us the same thing that we should sue them for medical negligence or malpractice because why did the nurse say it was bronchitis when it was the h1h1 she had maybe she could've still have been here :/ ....do you think it's possible we might have a strong case? here we dont want money we just want those doctors their asses fired and get they're license taken away for their stupid error.

This scenario is rather complex and the question is probably whether or not her death was due to gross negligence on the part of the hospital staff. To sue a hospital you generally have to prove gross negligence. Bad treatment, an incorrect diagnosis or judgement errors are not necessarily gross negligence.

You might perhaps want to post this question in the Law & Ethics section under Politics & Government.

H1n1 was the cause of death of my mom :( can we sue?

my sister came home sick from school on october of last year the last week to be exact it was a monday anywho we took her to the hospital that same day because we were afraid it might be the h1n1 and the doctor at kaiser only asked some questions about her symptoms and took a look at her throat and said it was the h1n1 i asked him if he wasnt supposed to do some type of culture to determine that and he said no because it was way more possible to be h1n1 ?? so stupid anywho he said to give her tylenol and i asked him if he would give her some type of antibiotic and he said no tylenol was enough and to keep her well hydrated well my mom woke up sick the next day then me the following day my mom got an appointment at the kaiser clinic on thursday her doctor refused to see her because she had too many patients that day so she was seen by the head nurse or something like that and she just listened to her chest and lungs with the stethoscope and said she had wheezing and her chest was very congested she diagnosed her with bronchitis so she gave her a breathing treatment that lasted 20 minutes then she prescribed her ALBUTEROL a breathing treatment and amoxicillin she said "with this she should get better if she gets worse that's not good" , that was it but they made her wear a mask to cover her mouth and nose.On monday she went to the clinic again now with her doctor but when we got there she seemed kinda agitated her doctor took forever to see her when she finally did the doctor touched my mom she told her that she was extremely cold she decided to do an EKG and sent her to the lab to get some blood work done and some Xrays then they told me to take her to another room because i even had her in a wheelchair because she would get agitated the nurse in there cfhecked her blood pressure and saw that it was very low and called my moms doctor so she came down and told me that they would have to call the paramedics because her blood pressure was extremely low they took her to the nearest hospital then supossedly they would trasport her to the kaiser hospital so i called my dad and sister they were the ones who stayed overnight they told me that they even had to put breathing tube down her throat because she couldnt breathe well later like at 10 am tuesday they went home to shower when my dad went back like at 12:00 am they told him that she had gotten worse that her heart had stopped and that they were trying to revive her my dad was in shock they told that they tried their best but nothing could be done . we waited 3 months to know the real cause of her death they called from the coroners office and they said it was the h1n1 that she suffered a septic shock which caused her blood pressure to drop they said the cause was "death caused due to complications of vital pneumonia " now my question is why didnt the when we first took my sister to the hospital give us specific precautions or something i mean thats what they're trained for something big like the h1n1 not only have i thought we should sue but many people have told us the same thing that we should sue Kaiser Permanente for medical negligence or malpractice because why did the nurse say it was bronchitis when it was the h1h1 she had maybe she could've still have been here :/ ....do you think it's possible we might have a strong case? here we dont want money we just want those doctors their asses fired and get they're license taken away for their stupid error.

Let me tell you something sweetheart, Kaiser Permanente has some damn good attornies!!! I know, cos I was a patient of theirs!!! AND! they DO make mistakes!!! BIG TIME! I would consult a GOOD attorney, and see if you have a viable suit against KP!! I fell down a flight of stairs in the month of August - NOT this year. I was taken to the hospital, given treatment, and told to contact my own doctor. Which I did, and all I got was to have my ankle bandaged!!I couldn't walk, so was wheeled out to my car! I went back a month later, and was still incapacitated! November rolls around, and finally, the doctor decided I should see a Specialist! DUH!!!! They found out, I had ruptured my achilles heel, and because I had had no corrective surgery, that should have been performed shortly after the accident, it has started to heal on its own, the wrong way! So, what did they do! Sent me to therapy! As if THAT was going to cure it! While in therapy, it became obvious, I had not only ruptured the heel, but also damaged my hip when I fell! Being bed ridden all this time, it didn't show up until these guys actually had me walking on two feet! But all this is insignificant comparing it to your mother's death. I am sure these doctors and hospitals had the means to detect the presence of hini back in November. It's not like your Mom was the first person to die of it. They could have run the test, and perhaps saved her life.

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As others have noted you are not qualified for FMLA coverage because of the duration of employment requirements. You can take small comfort in the fact that even if you were qualified for FMLA protection, FMLA only provides for unpaid leaves of absence meaning even if you were covered your employer does not have to pay you while on leave and you could be forced into taking off weeks at a time as intermittent leave taken for the care of a child may be subject to an employer’s approval.

It's for this reason that your husband taking time off under FMLA might not be a viable option anyway as it could leave you with an even greater loss in household income.

It is highly unlikely that your union can do anything to protect you. Compliance with an employer's attendance policy is not typically something that a labor union can contest. In addition most unions have a probationary period (typically 30 days) and may not act on your behalf until you are past the probationary period.

Unfortunately you don't have a lot of options but you and your husband may want to consider having him take leave under FMLA or under whatever vacation days he has accrued or some combination thereof to attend to your child while you are in the training period but there is always a risk that he will be terminated sometime after he returns to work.

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