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Will a nebulizer help a cough

A female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
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.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
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
A male asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 36 years experience
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
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Yes: you can use a bronchodilator in your nebulizer if you were prescribed that before / you have airways problem as asthma, cough may be the only/ first s... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John McMahan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 49 years experience
Wheezing in the morn: Wheezing often has causes like allergy, sinusitis and gerd. Lying down in a dusty bed with scented detergents and fabric softeners, gerd or untreated ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
HFA medication.: The medications used via nebulous are also typically available in a pump form. Request this of Pediatrician.
A member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Cough: Not always come from the lungs, could be his throat, sinuses ears or his nose, although cough could be the first sign of airway irritation and narrowi... Read More