Anyone else here use saline nebs when they’re ill? They don’t help my bronchi to open up or anything but they make it easier to cough properly. They were recommended to me a few hospital stays back just for when I’ve got a cold or I’m in a flare or something but it occurs to me it’s not a common thing for asthma!
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I have been nebbing hypertonic (6%) saline every day for several years now... and my diagnosis is asthma with hypersecretions??!! But basically asthma 😜..!!
I am supposed to do it twice daily but don’t always have the time.
I find that it helps to keep mucus (sp?) at bay by helping me to cough it up. The problem can be though as an asthmatic that if your airways are twitchy then it can set off an attack ... so I neb salbutamol at the same time to prevent this...
It is a little unorthodox but I find that it helps particularly when I have a cold/infection as it keeps my airways moist..?
Hopefully that is of a bit of use to you... but you are right it is not standard practise I think. Hopefully it will work for you (like me!) - good luck!!😊😊
Thanks! I find mine doesn’t irritate me much but when I came out of hospital a couple of years back after it was suggested, and the GP prescribed it, they prescribed only the 0.9% solution which is weaker than what I used in hospital so I have to do a couple at a time. It helps a bit though, it feels like it ‘loosens things up’ which is pretty much the point!
My list of meds
Flixotide 500 accuhaler
Seretide 500 accuhaler
Braltus zonda inhaler
Uniphyllin 500mg twice daily
25mg prednisolone daily for past 3 yrs
Carbocisteine 750mg 3 times daily
Montelukast 10mg at night
Azythromycin 250mg 3 times a week
Dymista nadsl spray twice a day
Fenofexadine at night 120mg
Chlorphenamin 4mg every 4 hours
Ocycodone 5mg every 12 hours
Lansoprazole 30mg daily
Gabapentin 900mg 3 times daily
Temazepam 10mg at night
Mirtazepine45mg at night
Gliclazide 40mg daily (steoid induced diabetes)
Colecalciferol two tablets daily
Alendronic acid 70mg once weekly
Ventolin nebules 5mg every 4 hours also prn
Quite a lot to take every day lol and my brittle asthma still not co trolled starting mepolizumab injections monday and then trying bronchual thermoplasty onto my fourth week of antibiotics as i am growing pseudomonus and haemophilus influenzae in my sputum due to a nasty chest infection plus upped my steroids to 50mg now but always on my maintenance dose anyway of 25mg