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my 3 yr old seems to get sick so often with a cold followed by a cough that last too long albuterol inhaler makes it worse what to do please advice tkx ?

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Dr. Gary Kohn
Dr. Gary Kohn answered
Pediatric Pulmonology 27 years experience
See below: First off post viral coughs can last up to 3 weeks. Next albuterol is not a "cold" medication but rather a reliever medication for asthma. As colds are a major trigger point for an asthma exacerbation it is frequently prescribed. You should check with your doctor on this as your son made need additional or alternative therapies.

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