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Can Albuterol Be Used For Clearing Nasal Congestion Related To The Common Cold
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
Can Flonase be used to treat nasal congestion that’s due to the common cold, or is strictly for allergy-related congestion?
Allergy only: Nasal steroid does nothing when the congestion is caused by a cold. Topical nasal congestant spray may be used for up to 5 days. ...Read more
I have a splitting headache and nasal congestion. There is a slight ringing in my ears. I thought it was a common cold, but now I am unsure.
My four week old daughter has a ton of nasal congestion and runny nose today. How do I know if this is the common cold or something more serious?
Had common cold with fever. Fever gone now, just nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears green. Paranoid about pneumonia?
Don't worry.: Pneumonia will give you a fever and your symptoms would have gotten worse, not better, without treatment. It is common to have congestion and cough when recovering from an upper respiratory infection, the majority of which are caused by viruses. Not bacteria. If you get sick again, go see your primary MD for evaluation and maybe an xray, if necessary. ...Read more
Had low fever from common cold. Now fever free. Nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears to be greenish yellow. Paranoid about pneumonia?
My 2 years old daughter have symptoms of common cold. Serious nasal congestion, runny nose cough, sneezing, chest congestion. No fever. What 2 do?
My 3 years old daughter have nasal congestion and sneezing no fever. What to do for nasal congestion?? . albuterol sulfate is fine? So she can sleep
Nasal wash/saline: Albuterol sulfate has no value to a kid with a congested nose or sneezing. Any improvement you may have seen from a neb treatment would be from the moisture thinning her mucus. Most cases are aggravated by airborne irritants like dust, fumes or fragrances. Washing the irritants from the inside of her nose reduces her bodies reaction to them. Thus reducing the swelling & extra drainage they trigger ...Read more
Sudden chest tightness, rapid hr, reflux, nasal congestion & trouble breathing. Albuterol helped. Lung infection 5 wks ago. Could this be asthma?
Mgt: It may be that the illness predisposed you to bronchospasm, which the Albuterol relieved. If you have a family history of asthma, this increases your likelihood of asthma. If you have recurrent wheezing, please see a specialist or your PCP. A virtual consultation may be useful to you and your PCP. ...Read more
I’ve had a tickle in my throat (making me cough) and nasal congestion for a week. I’ve had acute bronchitis twice last year. Could it be it again?
Maybe. Maybe not.: New throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease pain. ...Read more
My babies complain of common cold how can I treat them without medication (they are 6 months) there is no fever just runing nose and congestion?
Saline: Cold meds we use as adults or with older kids reduce drainage by using meds that dry ; thicken the drainage. Babies are dependent on narrow nasal passages that will block with thickened drainage. Your best rx for infants is to use generous amounts of saline nose wash and occasional suction to keep their nasal passages clear. Clean it as often as needed ; avoid all the stuff for old kids. ...Read more
Will sudogest help from my ear being clogged? Been like this 4, 3weeks now. Dr said its nasal congestion. Cong. Is clearing up not my ear. Please help
It can help: Sudogest is a drug that constricts the the blood vessels, affecting the entire body to some extent, but in the nose, sinuses, and ears it reduces congestion. The eustachian tube (et) connects the ear to throat and can swell, causing ear stuffiness. That rx can open the et. It may take some time. There are prescriptions like nasal steroid sprays and oral steroids that your doctor can prescribe too. ...Read more
I've had a fever four about 4 days. Typically 100.8, as low as 99.3, spiked to 101.8 this afternoon. Nasal congestion, mild, clearing throat. Treat?
56/m/x-smoker-Chronic nasal congestion & throat clearing. No fever, sneeze, cough. Slight blood in mucus after throat clearing 1 day. CXR clear 2 month ago?
See ENT: Consult an ENT because of the blood in the throat mucus. In most cases, allergies would be the prime suspect for the nasal congestion however. ...Read more
I'm have severe nasal congestion as a result of my cold. I've used so many nasal spray, rynex, and more. But nothing helps and I can't sleep cause of it?
So many nasal sprays: Maybe that's the problem, if overuse nasal decongestant sprays, you may develop rebound congestion, besides it might not only be congestion, bacterial infection may need antibiotics, and perresistant inflammation may need steroids, local or systemic, so better see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more
Nasal or oral: For simple nasal congestion after a cold, you can use: oxymetazoline nasal spray, over the counter oral decongestants, or a saline irrigation solution. If you have high blood pressure or other heart issues, the oral decongestant is not the best choice as it is a potential stimulant to the heart. Then the nasal spray might be the better choice. Personally I always recommend the topical solutions. ...Read more
She has type 2 diabetes, needs an OTC medicine for nasal congestion and common cough. It's worse at night time. What should she take?
OTC medicine: The simplest thing to do would be to go to your pharmacy and have the team advise you regarding the best over-the -counter drug. ...Read more
I have a cold and nasal congestion has caused loss of taste. How long should this last? Can I safely take anything for it with high bp?
Yes: Saline nasal washes and OTC steroid nasal sprays, read the labels carefully and use it right. Avoid decongestants as pseudoephedrine, (sudafed), if that doesn't help in few days, see your doctor, hopefully it isn't your blood pressure medication that's causing the congestion, good luck ...Read more
How do I treat my flu/cold? It seems like the flue body aches are robe but how do I make the horrible coughing and my nasal congestion to go away help
Nasal congestion;small spot that looked like bleeding in what I "hocked" up twice from nose; only this am, it stopped, l getting over cold; worry?
Only if persistent: If this occurs often and lasts more than a few weeks, then you should consult an ent. I suspect however that the problem will subside in about 2 weeks. ...Read more
How do I tell the difference on whether I have a cold or allergies? And how to get rid of nasal congestion?
Fever: The main difference between allergic congestion and a virus is that allergies don't cause fever. If you don't have a fever, look at the duration - congestion from a virus typically lasts less than a week. Nasal steroid sprays work best for the congestion of allergies; if severe, the use of decongestant nasal sprays for 5 days or less will offer the best relief. ...Read more
Very minor nasal congestion comes and goes, pressure on nose. MD examined concluded no sinusitis. It's definetly not cold I feel like normal. Wht is?
Allergy?: Without examining you and obtaining a more complete history it is difficult to say what this is, but you might be having allergic reactions to something. Go back and talk to your doctor and if not satisfied you might want to get a second opinion. Best. ...Read more
I have no nasal congestion and a dry cough but I can feel something rattling around in my chest when I cough I have no other symptoms either is this allergies or a cold?
Could be either:
They symptoms are likely related to an upper respiratory infection; however depending on the time sequence and persistence of symptoms, allergies could be playing a role if there is no improvement in the near future.
Should the symptoms persist or should they worsen, I recommend seeing your primary doctor and possibly an allergist. ...Read more
My 7mos baby has colds and nasal congestion making her difficult to sleep at night. What should I do?
As above: Have her see a pediatrician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Trying to fight off a chest cold. Very little nasal congestion, just in the chest. Cough getting more frequent, but not coughing up anything yet?
Chest?: I wonder what symptoms you have from the chest and have you had this before? Many times the cough may actually be from the throat. If not then I would worry about asthma brought on by a cold. Symptoms can include chest tightness, coughing, wheezing and breathlessness in which case you be seen right away for treatment. I wish there was a way to keep the virus from running it's course. ...Read more
I suffer from chronic nasal congestion with no relief from common medicatioins, it interferes with my sleep, what can I do?
Is there anything I can do to help nasal congestion? I keep bringin up greens mucus, but feel fine otherwise. Also what could this be? (just had cold)
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