questions for fellow members: Fireplace, whirlpool and other things
I have only been doing airway clearance since last summer, although my bronchiectasis was diagnosed in 2005 (another story!). I have questions on 3 topics for those of you with more experience and knowledge than I have. I am so grateful to be a part of this group and have learned so much from the rest of you.
1. We have a wood-burning fireplace. Although we love using it, we have pretty much stopped since learning more about my condition. Does anyone have any experience or information on whether or not it is harmful to use a wood-burning fireplace?
2. We also have a whirlpool bathtub and again have always found it very relaxing. I have taken baths recently, but do not turn on the jets. I would appreciate what you know about the dangers of using a whirlpool bathtub.
3. I have read on this site that some of you have switched from albuterol to levalbuterol. I currently nebulize albuterol 2.5mg/3 ml. I do get somewhat shaky and it lasts for a while. The last time I saw the pulmo, he said that I could try using 1/2 vial until I needed a refill or try a lower dose. Do you recommend switching to levalbuterol? I did not know about it at the time I saw the pulmo, so I did not ask about that. Also, do you know if levalbuterol is just as effective as albuterol?
THANK YOU ALL for your help! Donna Turnbaugh