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Ok to use an expired albuterol inhaler? Have for sports asthma (rarely need it) but college health center told me to use to help with current cough

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It is not advisable to use expired medications.
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Dr. David M. Liu answered:

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

Peak flows

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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.
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Dr. Matthew Majzun answered:

I am 33 wks pregnant, sinus drainage and coughing for 3 wks. using Albuterol nebuluzer & inhaler for ~2 wks & started wheezing last night.

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Albuterol
I'm guessing you have underlying asthma, and it sounds that your sinus symptoms may be developing into an asthma exacerbation. You may need a course of steroids to stabilize your asthma at this point. I notice you live near my office, if you have trouble with your asthma control in general or can't get ahold of your doc, feel free to call and make an appt. If you get worse, consider ER visit.
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Cough/ mucus in chest. took 2 puffs albuterol inhaler and 1 mucus relief pill. Afraid of mucus blocking airway. Am I overreacting?

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Have you had this problem before and were you diagnosed with asthma? if so, and it is not controlled, you should contact your doctor and start a maintenance inhaler. Albuterol is used for rescue only. You are not overreacting, better be safe and catch the problem early.
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Im asthmatic in last four day ive started coughing so hard my chest hirts and i still wheeze after albuterol inhaler should i be concerned?

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Albuterol is a rescue medication and is good for treating the symptoms of asthma, but any time you need it more than TWICE A WEEK, OR any time you are waking up with asthma more than TWICE A MONTH , you need to be taking a controller medication (inhaled steroid) on a regular basis. This is called the RULES OF TWO. So, yes, you definitely need more care for your condition, the sooner the better.
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Coughing/phlegm stuck in chest. Took mucus relief pill and two puffs of albuterol inhaler. Afraid of phlegm blocking my airways. Am I overreacting?

Depends on past hx

Some patients with asthma can have severe problems with mucus plugging in the airways resulting in a severe asthma attack. If you haven't had that before, then it is not likely to occur, but you still need to take care of your asthma. Call your doctor if you are needing albuterol more than every 4 hours, or if it doesn't relieve your symptoms.
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Female, age 70, has the third severe bronchitis like symptom in a year, each lasting more than 3 weeks. Albuterol inhaler causes more cough. Cause?

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she may have COPD. CXR and PFTs are very useful. Most patients need anti inflammatory medications such as inhaled steroids. Spiriva is often quite useful also. Albuterol dilates the airways but does not treat the underlying inflammation. Have her checked by a lung doc.
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4 yr old coughing for 7 wks.diagnosed with asthma.did 10 day steroid,albuterol evry 4 hrs,7 day amox & Qvar inhaler.Still coughing.wat now? answers?

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It is possible that asthma is not the diagnosis. There are other causes of prolonged cough in a young child. One important consideration would be the possibility of pertussis, especially with recent outbreaks across the US. Has she been tested? Sinus infections may not respond well to plain amoxicillin. Reflux can also present as a prolonged cough. If asthma is correct, has she seen a specialist?
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