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Doctor insights on: Can Albuterol Help With Congestion Due To Seasonal Allergies

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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

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

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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I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness) due to seasonal allergies. Is it ok to take nasocort in the am and pm. It is not lasting long enough.

I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness) due to seasonal allergies. Is it ok to take nasocort in the am and pm. It is not lasting long enough.

Yes: Make sure to rinse your mouth out after since steroids increase risk of thrush. If symptoms persist despite the nasocort for more than a few days, you may have a sinus infection and might need antibiotics. If you don't start improving in the next few days see your doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do for seasonal Allergies congestion and nasal Drip?

What do I do for seasonal Allergies congestion and nasal Drip?

Usually: See a physician to confirm the diagnosis and make recommendations. Ordinarily will respond to oral decongestant and saline nasal rinse or nasal steroid spray or Leukotriene inhibitors ...Read more

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I'm experiencing seasonal allergies with congestion and sneezing. Does Claritin (loratadine) take a few days to take effect, or is there something better?

I'm experiencing seasonal allergies with congestion and sneezing. Does Claritin (loratadine) take a few days to take effect, or is there something better?

Choices exist: Claritin should work relatively quickly, but some antihistamines work better for some people than others. Zyrtec or Allegra can be tried as over the counter rx. Otherwise, one of the best rx available by prescription (based on several studies) is Dymista nasal spray. It is a nasal steroid and antihistamine combination spray. This should handle your symptoms. ...Read more

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My 17 m/o:runny nose <1 week, sometimes congestion. No other symptoms. Teething? Seasonal allergies? Just finished first molars. Other allergies?

My 17 m/o:runny nose <1 week, sometimes congestion. No other symptoms. Teething? Seasonal allergies? Just finished first molars. Other allergies?

Probably not: Probably allergies or cold. If your child has not yet seen a dentist (preferably a pediatric dental specialist) you're overdue. Although most general dentists say wait until2-3, that's late for developmental evaluation which is part of a pediatric dental specialists training during their post-dental school residency. ...Read more

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Seasonal allergies in 3yr old? Since pollen started she has had clear runny nose, congestion and on and off congested cough. Normal? What can be done?

Seasonal allergies in 3yr old? Since pollen started she has had clear runny nose, congestion and on and off congested cough. Normal? What can be done?

See Pediatrician: At this early age, it is likely to be a longstanding problem, so you should discuss it with her pediatrician. Dose-appropriate zyrtec (cetirizine) can control symptoms and minimize misery from allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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Nasonex, (mometasone) nasacort aq or flonase, which quicker for nasal congestion/ seasonal allergies? I also nasal colloidal silve-nott o2 binding, will that work

Nasonex, (mometasone) nasacort aq or flonase, which quicker for nasal congestion/ seasonal allergies? I also nasal colloidal silve-nott o2 binding, will that work

Nasal sprays: All nasal steroids take a few days to start working and need to build up a dose before they become fully effective. Nasal antihistamines are quicker in onset of actiion. A combination nasal spray should help your symptoms for fast and long lasting relief. Now I don't know anything about the coooloidal silver spray you mentioned. ...Read more

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Allergies, cold, bacterial infection? I sometimes do get seasonal allergies. Congestion, sore throat, dry cough. Some yellow mucus.

Allergies, cold, bacterial infection? I sometimes do get seasonal allergies. Congestion, sore throat, dry cough. Some yellow mucus.

Question?: What would you like to know? If you have a lot of nasal congestion and sinus infections, you should consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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My son was recommeded nebulizer - albuterol because of congestion. Does frequent congestion mean he could be pre- disposed to asthma?

My son was recommeded nebulizer - albuterol because of congestion. Does frequent congestion mean he could be pre- disposed to asthma?

Congestion: Congestion could be upper airway or lower airway congestion. If lower airway congestion is associated with wheezing, it could indicate later development of asthma. ...Read more

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Er gave me predisone& albuterol didn't have chest congestion now I do phlegm is crackling so hard to get out all I keep doing is coughing that it hurt?

Er gave me predisone& albuterol didn't have chest congestion now I do phlegm is crackling so hard to get out all I keep doing is coughing that it hurt?

May need antibiotic: It sounds as if you may have a bacterial infection brewing in your chest. The combination of steroids and albuterol may take care of some of the asthma like problem but the underlying issue may be an infection. You need to contact your doctor for consideration of antibiotics. ...Read more

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I can't use Albuterol due to rapid HR. Will my Bronchitis and congestion I hear in my chest get better without it? On Prednisone for 5 days.

Bronchitis: Hello and welcome to HealthTap :)

It depends how bad your symptoms are if you don't use the albuterol inhaler? It is also important for us to know if you have COPD, asthma or a viral bronchitis?

You can try using the levoalbuterol it has less cardiac side effects.

Thank you ...Read more

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Can albuterol be used for clearing nasal congestion related to the common cold?

Can albuterol be used for clearing nasal congestion related to the common cold?

No: Albuterol is a bronchodilator, meaning that it is a medication which causes smooth muscles in the lungs to relax, helping to relieve the bronchospasm associated with wheezing and asthma. It does not work on the nose. Use saline nasal spray to clear out nasal congestion. ...Read more

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I took an albuterol breathing treatment about 20 mins ago and now I'm more short of breath Could it be that I just broke up more congestion?

I took an albuterol breathing treatment about 20 mins ago and now I'm more short of breath Could it be that I just broke up more congestion?

Asthma exacerbation: If you just received a treatment 20 mins ago, now you are more short of breath, you are likely having an acute asthma attack. Advise you to call your doctor or go to urgent care for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Do I need a prescription to buy sterile saline for a nebulizer? Will it work to break up chest congestion? Cough, not wheezing-don't need albuterol.

Do I need a prescription to buy sterile saline for a nebulizer? Will it work to break up chest congestion? Cough, not wheezing-don't need albuterol.

Not really: Well, looks like you've got the albuterol in case you need it. Keep in mind that sometimes the body's response to inflammed airways is a cough, so albuterol may help that as well.
Sterile saline is available at any corner drug store, wal-mart, target, etc. In fact, many wound washes you find in the first-aid section are just sterile saline. Just read the bottle. Good luck, and see your doctor! ...Read more

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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

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Is it safe to take Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM while on Lexapro, (escitalopram) Synthroid, Zyrtec, Dymista Nasal Spray & Albuterol nebulizer?

Is it safe to take Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM while on Lexapro, (escitalopram) Synthroid, Zyrtec, Dymista Nasal Spray & Albuterol nebulizer?

Many meds: At your age (or anyone else for that matter) taking five medicines and wanting another one is not smart unless your doctor has told what medical problems you have.
Having said that, if your doctor did prescribe those meds, over time the meds should be reduced.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Sudden chest tightness, rapid hr, reflux, nasal congestion & trouble breathing. Albuterol helped. Lung infection 5 wks ago. Could this be asthma?

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

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Seasonal allergy remedy? Constant face pressure, itchy throat, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, etc. Happens every year with the pollen

Seasonal allergy remedy? Constant face pressure, itchy throat, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, etc. Happens every year with the pollen

Many meds: Start with an over the counter antihistamine such as Allegra or zyrtec. If your symptoms are not usually controlled on them, you need a nasal spray from your primary doc. If that too doesn't help, time to see an allergist who can help you with different treatment options. ...Read more

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I take 4mg of abuterol can I take mucinex PE if still having congestion?

Mgt: I would suggest reviewing the delivery system of your Albuterol. It is available as an inhaler and can be used with a spacer device.
For your congestion, nasal saline rinses may help and Mucinex may not be needed. Stay well hydrated and rest. If you experience fever, respiratory worsening or chills, PCP visit. Pls ...Read more

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My 15 mo old has a cold with a slight cough. He has used albuteral in the past, will this help with his congestion? He is having surgery in 5 days.

My 15 mo old has a cold with a slight cough. He has used albuteral in the past, will this help with his congestion? He is having surgery in 5 days.

Cold and cough: Cold and cough are symptoms of some type of infection. Discuss this with your doctor as the up coming surgery may have to be postponed. ...Read more

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Can I take otc sinus congestion medicine after taking abuterol by neubilize?

Can I take otc sinus congestion medicine after taking abuterol by neubilize?

Cautiously yes.: The OTC sinus medicine may not be safe for some people especially if they have high blood pressure.

The OTC sinus medicine usually does not react with the Albuterol, but you may feel some fast heart beat. ...Read more

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My asthma flared up on 2mg abuterol and singulair (montelukast) have chest congestion what can I take OTC for congestion?

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Pls c ur doctor: Decongestants OTC might not be suitable for you as you are hypertensive, asthma flare can be from any cause, but this time of the year it is most probably due to viral infection. Kindly see your doctor for evaluation, you may need a short steroid burst if your chest is tight and nebulized/inhaled albuterol, in addition long term controller therapy for your asthma needs to be addressed, good luck ...Read more

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Rads BC 1998 stage1. Scar R lung doesn't expand. Difficulties since expelling congestion only on R. Inhalers worsen except albuteral. Suggestion?

Rads BC 1998 stage1. Scar R lung doesn't expand. Difficulties since expelling congestion only on R. Inhalers worsen except albuteral. Suggestion?

Mgt: You may have developed a condition called Bronchiectasis of the airway. This is a change in the airway configuration, and a source of infection/mucus production.
Providing a sample for culture will help to guide therapy. Using nebulized hypertonic saline and chest physiotherapy three times per day also can help.
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I have terrible hay fever and symptoms are acting up big time - runny nose, red eyes, sneezing, congestion. What can I do? What medication works best?

I have terrible hay fever and symptoms are acting up big time - runny nose, red eyes, sneezing, congestion. What can I do? What medication works best?

Multiple: Anti histamine as a start steroids nose spray eye drop such as patnol make sure you know what you are allergic to as you may start these medication next year before the season hits you as preemptive. ...Read more

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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


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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