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will a nebulizer help a cough

A female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
It should not : bring any health issues if used properly for asthma / reactive airway disease which are triggered by cold virus , allergies etc. A lot of times parent ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: If you have the machine available you can try some treatments with sterile saline (an unopened bottle of saline nose wash works) to see if it helps. I ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Questionable: There is significant variability in the results from research on the impact of zinc on the common cold. Some studies showed no effect and others showe ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Nebulizer: Make sure your nebulizer is clean and you may need to have a spirometry done to see how what your level of asthma or COPD is.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Discomfort: It may help to reduce pain associated with the cough but would not be likely to solve the underlying problem.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Call your doc: O/c cough meds may help a cough caused by drainage, but if it is from something else and the albuterol is not helping, you need to see your doc.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Improves cough: All that would do is like a humidifier, it may improve your cough and hydrate the secretions. Better to use Normal Saline to avoid swelling of the cel ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: on the reason for the cough. Generally a "barking" or harsh cough is not indicative of bronchospasm but more suggestive of croup, swelling of the upp ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cough: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
No: Nebulizers are made for other medications, not cough syrup.

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