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 Allergy meds for wheezing 
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Post Allergy meds for wheezing
Recently Ken has been wheezing a bit so I took him to the doc and after chest x-rays (Ken won't take in a deep breath when instructed for doc to listen to lungs) I was told his lungs look good and doc believes he has allergies that are causing the wheezing. Can anyone tell me what meds are safe for him? Thanks, Sher

Sher (53) married 29 years to Ken (66) who was diagnosed with LBD in 2008, but it most likely began many years before.

Tue May 31, 2011 1:19 am

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Post Re: Allergy meds for wheezing
I should think that any of the cortisone and albuterol inhalers would be fine as the systemic effects are minimal. Cortisone inhalers will help prevent wheezing due to allergies and albuterol is used only when wheezing occurs.

Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.

Tue May 31, 2011 11:05 am

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Post Re: Allergy meds for wheezing
You could start with something rather tame such as loratadine 10mg (generic Claritan); it's an allergy med that has been around for awhile.

With Parkinson's and some related conditions, there can be shortness of breath. But SOB is different from wheezing.

Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:17 pm
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