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A 22-year-old female asked about a male:

my daughter got a nebulizer with albuterol. she is 2 and my son is 6 months old and is wheezing really bad with a cough. is it safe to use hers for hi?

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Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Nebulizer : No. If you lived in a desert island and no options were available then maybe. Medicines can harm as well as do good. You have access to doctors who can help and should be your resource now. Your 6 month old sounds like he has RSV which does not respond to albuterol. I would highly recommend you have your son seen by your doctor or the ER soon. Hold the albuterol until he is checked.
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Not Safe Needs Eval: Although the same medicine would be used for you son, because wheezing can be very significant in an infant, you must take him to be evaluated! Most likley you will be able to use the same nebulizer.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt/workup: I would suggest a follow up for both of your children. The nebulizer has tubing which should be used only by one patient at a time. The mask spacer aerochamber is an effective more convenient way to deliver the inhaled medication. A virtual appointment can be scheduled, so that I may obtain more information and provide management options.

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