No. Neither treat pneumonia, but in patients who have underlying obstructive lung diseases like asthma or copd, pneumonia can worsen symptoms of these diseases and the inhaled medicines you mention can help treat these problems. Albuterol helps dilate the airways and relieve shortness of breath and pulmicort helps decrease airway inflammation and may also help relive symptoms but more slowly over time.
No... Albuterol is a bronchodilator that treats bronchospasm while pulmicort is a steroid inhaler used to treat airway inflammation. If you have bronchitis or pneumonia, you could have bronchospasm and airway inflammation but the infection itself is treated with antibiotics, if bacterial, or symptomatically, if viral.
No. Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis. Read more...