Top 20 Doctor insights on: Can you use saline solution in a nebulizer

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Do I need a prescription to get 3% nebulized saline solution. If not, where can I get it?

Do I need a prescription to get 3% nebulized saline solution. If not, where can I get it?

Ask the Pharmacist: You don't need prescription. I suggest you ask the Pharmacist if he does not have he can order it for you ...Read more

Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more


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My 1 mnth baby has cold. Can I use a nebulizer to loosen the mucus but instead of ventolin, I just use saline solution home made?

My 1 mnth baby has cold. Can I use a nebulizer to loosen the mucus but instead of ventolin, I just use saline solution home made?

Yes: You can use saline in a nebulizer and it may help to loosen the mucus, but it should be saline that is designed for use in a nebulizer (sterile) and you should take precautions to be sure the nebulizer is cleaned properly. ...Read more

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My baby spits after each nebulizer treatment, is that ok? He's on saline solution.

My baby spits after each nebulizer treatment, is that ok? He's on saline solution.

Mgt: This can occur with the bronchodilator treatments, as secretions are swallowed. If there is. Any worsening of cough, I would suggest a virtual appointment and a PCP appointment. ...Read more

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Can my 2 month old use an nebulizer with albuterol 2.5ml? She sounds so congested and I've been cleaning her nose with saline solution for a month

Can my 2 month old use an nebulizer with albuterol 2.5ml? She sounds so congested and I've been cleaning her nose with saline solution for a month

Nasal wash: At 2mo the primary cause of congestion is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run. Air particle filters can also help. No nebs without doc visit ...Read more

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3mo baby w/RSV. Cough is resolving but stuffy nose sounds worse. Albuterol-nebulizer treatment plus saline solution atomizer. What can I do?

3mo baby w/RSV. Cough is resolving but stuffy nose sounds worse. Albuterol-nebulizer treatment plus saline solution atomizer. What can I do?

Saline: You can add some normal saline infant nose drops with a bulb syringe to clear her nostrils. I am glad to hear the cough and lower respiratory issues are decreasing, she is on the road to recovery. Also, give her extra fluids, pedialyte. ...Read more

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Can Hypersal in nebulizer be used for nasal congestion? Saline solution hasn't helped 5mo & she keeps getting ear infections due to persistent cong

Can Hypersal in nebulizer be used for nasal congestion? Saline solution hasn't helped 5mo & she keeps getting ear infections due to persistent cong

Increases congestion: Hypersal is a solution of salt water similar in saltiness to ocean water. It is nearly four times as salty as the solution that bathes all the cells in your body. It acts as a potent irritant. When inhaled it makes you cough and you bring up mucous. When placed in the nose it will make you sneeze. The irritation caused by this degree of saltiness may induce reflex nasal congestion. Not a good idea ...Read more

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Hi can I use saline nebulizer solution to help break up my 1 year olds caugh?

Hi can I use saline nebulizer solution to help break up my 1 year olds caugh?

Maybe: First you have to figure out why and where he is coughing from. Is he suffering from a pneumonia, or a bronchiolitis, or asthma, or a post-nasal drip cough. You can do this in colaboration with his doc. If you just want to moisten his nasal passages make sure you're not giving him an antihistamine; that dries up the airways. ...Read more

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Can I use Optical sterile normal saline drop solution in mixing Vebtolin nebulous 2.5mg for a 4yrs old kid inside a nebulizer or would water be better?

Not advised: Optical sterile normal saline could have preservatives in it that should not be inhaled with the nebulized medication. The company that sells the respirator provides normal saline to be used for mixing. Water is not the same as saline and may be harsh compared to saline. In an emergency, I would recommend this recipe (including appropriate steps to clean materials). http://tinyurl. Com/oacp7go ...Read more

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Can I use Optical sterile normal saline drop solution in mixing Vebtolin nebulous 2.5mg inside a nebulizer for a 4yr old or would water be better?

Can I use Optical sterile normal saline drop solution in mixing Vebtolin nebulous 2.5mg inside a nebulizer for a 4yr old or would water be better?

Mgt: Saline solution is the usual mixture. Your pharmacy can supply a bottle specifically for use with the nebulizer. I would suggest asking your PCP about an inhaler and mask/spacer device for delivery of the medication. ...Read more

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A friend jabbed me on my butt with a sterile saline solution injection. Should I be any worried? She works in the medical field & messed about with me

A friend jabbed me on my butt with a sterile saline solution injection. Should I be any worried? She works in the medical field & messed about with me

Your friend: Doesn't deserve to be in the medical field if that is how she screws around with medical materials. It really bugs me to hear that she would be so irresponsible. If it was a sterile needle, sterile saline, etc - you should be ok. ...Read more

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How can a saline solution clean a wound?

How can a saline solution clean a wound?

Basic and Gentle: Saline is basically a weak solution of salt in water. This closely matches the basic fluid component in our bodies and therefore is very similar to what the cells are used to "bathing" in. Things like betadine, peroxide and alcohol are very damaging to the cells as is "letting the air get to it". You should wet a gauze pad with saline and gently clean the surface of the wound. Dress it after. ...Read more

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Where can I get an inexpensive saline solution?

Saline Solution: Depending on what you are doing with the saline solution, it may or may not have to be sterile. If the solution must be sterile, you will likely need a doctor's prescription. If the saline does not have to be sterile, ask your pharmacist. Once you know the strength you need, your pharmacist should be able to give you a "recipe" for preparing it at home with table salt and water. ...Read more

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What else can I put my contacts in besides saline solution?

Many contact lens: Solutions are available. Saline is not sufficient for storage as it does not clean or disinfect the contacts. In my opinion, peroxide based cleaning systems, like clear care, are the best. Many people use multipurpose solutions as well. ...Read more

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One of my contacts is stuck and the saline solution is not working. What can I do?

One of my contacts is stuck and the saline solution is not working. What can I do?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can I add anything to saline solution for nasal rinse?

Yes: You can double the salt solution you add to make it hypertonic. They also sell a scrubbing type solution but it leaves a soapy residue and most people don't like it. ...Read more

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Hoe does a saline solution assist in preventing rhinitis? Thanks.

Wash and moisterize: Saline is salt water, the same consistency as your body fluids, 0.9 % salt water. It is used to flush wounds and skin lesions to help clean debris out of these areas. Thus the nasal spray keeps your nose moist, especially important to remove mucous, allergens in the nasal pathway. In the dry atmosphere in the winter time, your house has less moisture and your nose inside will be dry. ...Read more

Nebulizer (Definition)

A nebulizer is a machine that turns a liquid into a mist. It is usually used for medications for asthma, cystic fibrosis, and copd, so that the medications can be ...Read more