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Can Albuterol Help With Congestion Due To Seasonal Allergies
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 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
I took diphenhydramine hydrochloride with guaifenesin /dextromethorphan to treat congestion and allergies would it be okay to take albuterol?
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.
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
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
Can I take Nasacort (triamcinolone) with my albuterol inhaler? I have seasonal allergies and seasonal asthma
Yes: The two meds work well together.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
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
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
My son was recommeded nebulizer - albuterol because of congestion. Does frequent congestion mean he could be pre- disposed to asthma?
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
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?
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.
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
Is it safe to take OTC Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough + chest congestion dm & an albuterol nebulizer treatment 2 hours apart? I am sick with a terrible deep cough
Yes if: Check with your doctor for safety and to see if this is appropriate or not enough treatment. ...Read more
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
Is it safe to take Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM while on Lexapro, (escitalopram) Synthroid, Zyrtec, Dymista Nasal Spray & Albuterol nebulizer?
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
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
Seasonal allergy remedy? Constant face pressure, itchy throat, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, etc. Happens every year with the pollen
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
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 asthma flared up on 2mg abuterol and singulair (montelukast) have chest congestion what can I take OTC for congestion?
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
My doctor prescribed me Ventolin HFA for severe/acute chest congestion. Is it any good? Will it be beneficial? The congestion is pretty severe…
Might: This might help open up the airways and hence allow you to clear congestion and breathe a bit better. ...Read more
Rads BC 1998 stage1. Scar R lung doesn't expand. Difficulties since expelling congestion only on R. Inhalers worsen except albuteral. Suggestion?
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?
Hay fever, cough with mucous, sore painful throat, hoarse voice, nasal congestion, itchy ears. Which is better, benadryl or Allegra?
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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