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Doctor insights on: Albuterol Allergy In Children

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Cortisone shot for albuterol allergy?

Cortisone shot for albuterol allergy?

Symptoms?: What you may be experiencing may be merely side effects of the albuterol like heart racing and pounding which is not an allergy but an effect upon the heart. I suspect that's what you are having. Other drugs of this type for bronchospasm may be less of a problem for you or you may just be overusing your medication. ...Read more

Ventolin (Definition)

Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine. It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more


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What are the signs of having an allergy to albuterol? I went in the hospital and started that and I've coughed ever since. Is it an allergy?

What are the signs of having an allergy to albuterol? I went in the hospital and started that and I've coughed ever since. Is it an allergy?

No: It may mean that your airways are finally opening up allowing the mucus to be coughed up. But if the problem continues. Be sure to contact your doctor since this may also mean that your asthma is getting worse. Usually asthma exacerbation requires a controller drug (inhaled /oral steroid)- using albuterol alone may actually worsen the asthma. ...Read more

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Is there any other med to take other than albuterol for asthma or bronchitis? I think I have an allergy to albuterol. I didn't know of any other med.

There are several: I doubt you are "allergic" to albuterol, a nephew of the adrenaline we make as a stress hormone. It is common for some who use it often to loose most of its benefits. You should discuss your symptoms and past management with your doc. Their are oral meds and inhalers that work differently that should help. However, their benefits require fine tuning and a visit would be worth it. ...Read more

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34y/o female diagnosed 2wks ago w/asthma. Taken 1 singular/day & 1 puff albuterol 2x/day. Should I have tests for allergies? Do I need peak flow meter

34y/o female diagnosed 2wks ago w/asthma. Taken 1 singular/day & 1 puff albuterol 2x/day. Should I have tests for allergies? Do I need peak flow meter

Yes and yes: It does not seem that this regimen is enough as you should not be needing albuterol more than 2 times a week. Your maintenance medication needs to be adjusted if your symtpoms persist on singulair (montelukast) daily. See an allergies, find your triggers and get an asthma action plan. ...Read more

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I have asthma caused by stress and allergies. I can't get rid of the stress or the allergies right now. Should I just take albuterol as needed?

I have asthma caused by stress and allergies. I can't get rid of the stress or the allergies right now. Should I just take albuterol as needed?

Depends on severity: You can use albuterol as needed without any other treatment unless you require the albuterol more than twice per week, are awakened at night with asthma symptoms more than once a month, or your symptoms prevent normal activities or exercise, or if you have a significant flare requiring an unscheduled doctor or er visit. In any of these cases, you need a controller inhaler - inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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Turbinate hypertrophy not going away with allergy meds. What causes this? I've tried albuterol thinking it was asthma but that only made things worse.

Nasal turbinates: Longstanding exposure to allergens/irritants (tobacco smoke, chemicals), the cells that line the nasal passages not only get inflamed but grow in size (like a callus on hands). Otc allergy meds will not shrink hypertrophied turbinates. First line treatment- identify & avoid trigger (s) then consider nasal corticosteroids, which take 7-10 days to work. If no change, time to see ent. ...Read more

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If I start taking allergy shots, can I stop using an inhaler before running? * The inhaler (with albuterol) is only used during high pollen seasons.

If I start taking allergy shots, can I stop using an inhaler before running? * The inhaler (with albuterol) is only used during high pollen seasons.

Possible: Since only 80% of the people respond to allergy shots, you may be able to avoid using albuterol before exercise if you are in the 80% group. However the probability is likely under 10%. Try exercising without using the albuterol and see what happens. Do realize that allergy shots usually take several months to provide benefit and controlling your nasal symptoms may improve asthma as well. ...Read more

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Allergy to albuterol. Haven't needed to take it in a while but I started again over past week and itchy hives develop in groin area quickly and persist?

Allergy to albuterol. Haven't needed to take it in a while but I started again over past week and itchy hives develop in groin area quickly and persist?

Albuterol allergy: This is rare, but if each time you take this medication you get a rash, then a true allergy exists. Do not use albutwerol if it causes any chest tightness or wheezing or even throat fullness. You may tolerate a fast acting medication called formoterol. Alternatively, you might respond well to ipatropium (atrovent) inhaler. See an allergy specialist or pulmonary for this issue. ...Read more

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Problem w/ excess mucus; slight wheezing if exercising hard. Doc says it's likely allergies. Why prescribe potentially dangerous drug like Albuterol?

Asthma: Allergies can trigger asthma. Antihistamines will not help asthma. Albuterol is a first line medication to relieve the spasms of airway muscle that occurs with asthma. It is an excellent medication for occasional use. If albuterol helps but you need it more than twice a week, a preventative medication may be needed. If albuterol does not help, then other causes of symptoms need to be considered. ...Read more

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My 3 1/2 yr old uses albuterol and budesonide in nebulizer 2x a day to treat cough and congestion due to allergies. Is it safe to keep using often.

My 3 1/2 yr old uses albuterol and budesonide in nebulizer 2x a day to treat cough and congestion due to allergies. Is it safe to keep using often.

Depends on conditio: Albuterol is a bronchdilater and Budesonide is an inhaled steroid (anti inflammatory) prescribed in children and adults for bronchial asthma.Depending on the severity of asthma it may have to be used often if needed and prescribed under medical supervision and it is safe. Budesonide is a controller medicine, means it controls the inflammation and albuterol is a bronchodilator used for symptom relief. ...Read more

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Have asthma & allergies. On advair & albuterol. Smoke from fires in state & surrounding. Daily/nightly can't breathe. Wake up wheezing can't sleep, do?

Have asthma & allergies. On advair & albuterol. Smoke from fires in state & surrounding. Daily/nightly can't breathe. Wake up wheezing can't sleep, do?

Need steroids: See your doctor today. It is miserable to be in this situation with asthma. Please contact your family doctor immediately. If you can't get into see your family doctor then go to a walk-in clinic or if necessary the emergency room to make it through the weekend. Will likely be given steroids but there may be other options they have available for you as well. You should all help you breathe better. Best wishes to you and I hope you can breathe better soon. ...Read more

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My one year old son has mucus coming out of his eyes and nose, he has a severe cough and is on albuterol and allergy meds, what ele can I do?

My one year old son has mucus coming out of his eyes and nose, he has a severe cough and is on albuterol and allergy meds, what ele can I do?

See allergist: If this has been present for months, you should consider an allergy consult. At this age, food allergy is not uncommon and eliminating the offending foods may be quite helpful. I also did not find any controller drug for asthma in the medication profile. ...Read more

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I took diphenhydramine hydrochloride with guaifenesin /dextromethorphan to treat congestion and allergies would it be okay to take albuterol?

Below: It is OK to use the albuterol if this has been Rxed by your health care provider.

Use the albuterol as directed, and if no improvement, then call or see your DR. ...Read more

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My ped put my 3 yr old on Claritin (loratadine) and prescription singular with nebulizer with Pulmicort and albuterol, is it safe to have all the meds for allergys?

My ped put my 3 yr old on Claritin (loratadine) and prescription singular with nebulizer with Pulmicort and albuterol, is it safe to have all the meds for allergys?

Yes: These medications all work in different was to help control allergies and asthma. They all are approved to use in someone 3 years old. Usually we like to get things under control quickly and then taper medications when possible. ...Read more

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Sob, difficulty breathing when running or randomly. All heart tests clear. Albuterol not working& ongoing turbinate hypertrophy. Allergies the cause?

Sob, difficulty breathing when running or randomly. All heart tests clear. Albuterol not working& ongoing turbinate hypertrophy. Allergies the cause?

How soon?: If you have breathing problem less than 10 minutes after starting running, consider seeing an ENT to find out if you may have what is called vocal cord dysfunction. This condition is more likely if your problem is not getting enough air when breathing in. ...Read more

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Would it be dangerous to use an epipen (epinephrine) on my 70 lb kid after nebulized albuterol? She has asthma or reactive airway (not sure) & peanut & nut allergy.

Use for anaphylaxis: Epinephrine is used for anaphylaxis. If one is having anaphylaxis then use of injectable Epinephrine is indicated. If the patient is wheezing then albuterol can used as well. If epi is used 911 must be called. ...Read more

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Need alternative to zirtec for allergy-induced asthma. Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't work, nor albuterol asthma inhalars. Claritin gives me nasal pain.

Need alternative to zirtec for allergy-induced asthma. Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't work, nor albuterol asthma inhalars. Claritin gives me nasal pain.

Allergic help: You will definitely need to speak with your physician about this. Other alternatives include the short acting chlorphenamine (chlortrimetron), sold over the counter. There are prescription medications - xyzal, singulair, xopenex, (levalbuterol) Flonase and more. Ultimately - make sure you speak with your physician about this, since the medications you have tried so far are not providing relief for you. ...Read more

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Can asthma problems make your throat feel scatchy along with shortness of breath and weezing? Albuterol helps but need to use it often, allergies?

Can asthma problems make your throat feel scatchy along with shortness of breath and weezing? Albuterol helps but need to use it often, allergies?

Allergy evaluation: Sounds like your symptoms are not being controlled. Asthma can be triggered by allergies. See a board certified allergist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Son takes steroid inhaler and zyrtec (cetirizine) nightly for asthma. Since allergy season started, cough returned & albuterol won't get rid of it. What can I try?

Son takes steroid inhaler and zyrtec (cetirizine) nightly for asthma. Since allergy season started, cough returned & albuterol won't get rid of it. What can I try?

Peak flows: Please use a peak flow meter to help document how your son's asthma gets better or worse. With these data, you can work with his pediatrician to make an asthma action plan, which can help to guide the correct use of different medications. It may be that he needs a burst of oral steroids, but difficult to say without numbers. ...Read more

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Albuterol can cause chest tightness, irregular heart beat, high BP, and anxiety. I have Irritable Heart Syndrome. Is this safe to take for allergies?

Medicine indication: The albuterol can cause those symptoms, but not always. It's possible it could mimic the symptoms of irritable heart syndrome but should not cause damage to the heart. Albuterol is not commonly used as an allergy drug unless you get allergy-induced asthma/bronchospasm. If your allergic symptoms are more nose and eyes, albuterol will not be helpful relief. Try an antihistamine or nasal steroid Rx. ...Read more

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Asthma flared with allergies and getting the flu. Kept taking my albuterol daily for over a month. Noticing mucus stuck deep in lungs that I feel rumble but I can't seem to cough out. Would a steroid inhaler help clear this?

Asthma flared with allergies and getting the flu. Kept taking my albuterol daily for over a month. Noticing mucus stuck deep in lungs that I feel rumble but I can't seem to cough out. Would a steroid inhaler help clear this?

Needs a Mucolytic: The best way to mobilize 'stuck' phlegm is to try a mucolytic. WATER actually works pretty well- so I would hydrate, hydrate, hydrate as the first thing... Then, you could try over the counter Guaifenesin which can speed up the heart as a side effect, but should thin things out. What I personally use is HOT CHILI - the spice -if you like spicy foods. A steroid inhaler would help the asthma, yes. ...Read more

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Left tonsil swollen itchy throat int for years. Many allergies. If wheezing and take albuterol, tonsil subsides. Allergy, asthma, tonsil connection?

Possible reason: Albuterol dilates blood vessels, so I don't think there is a direct effect. I suspect that you are a mouth breather and may hyperventilate because of your anxiety and poorly controlled allergies and asthma. After you take albuterol, your hyperventilation decreases, resulting in less dry air irritating your mouth. See an allergist/immunologist to improve your condition. ...Read more

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I have asthma & severe allergies, currently taking zyrtec, singulair (montelukast) and albuterol as needed. We are trying to conceive & I know antihistamines dry up mucus, what can I do to help my mucus in uterus?

I have asthma & severe allergies, currently taking zyrtec, singulair (montelukast) and albuterol as needed. We are trying to conceive & I know antihistamines dry up mucus, what can I do to help my mucus in uterus?

Complicated: Antihistamines can all interfere with ovulation by blocking the action of histamine, a chemical that also plays a role in releasing an egg from the ovary and implanting it in the womb. These drugs are effective at relieving the symptoms of an allergic reaction, but they may also halt conception. If you’re trying to get pregnant, it’s best to avoid antihistamines from mid-cycle until your period. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give a 3 yr old albutrol inhaler puff for allergy dry cough?

Is it safe to give a 3 yr old albutrol inhaler puff for allergy dry cough?

Possibly: Cough can have many different causes. The most common causes are asthma, post nasal drip and asthma. If a child is diagnosed with asthma then use of albuterol via an inhaler or nebulizer may be appropriate. ...Read more

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Severe allergies. I take Singulair (montelukast) 10mg 1x day and Ventolin inhaler 2-3x day. Not much of a relief. Can I take zyrtec too...

Severe allergies. I take Singulair (montelukast) 10mg 1x day and Ventolin inhaler 2-3x day. Not much of a relief. Can I take zyrtec too...

Yes.: If Singulair (montelukast) does not prevent the allergic symptoms, you can take an antihistamine as well, if your other medications don't interact with it. Avoid fragrances and aerosols as well, as they aggravate allergic symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Brian Bezack
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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more