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.

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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.

There are several. types of headaches. Please see your doc. He/she will provide proper diagnosis and then the appropriate treatment. One is called a sinus headache. XLEAR is a natural nasal spray to help but see doc first. Peace and good health. Read more...

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...

My 2 years old daughter have symptoms of common cold. Serious nasal congestion, runny nose cough, sneezing, chest congestion. No fever. What 2 do?

Not much. Gentle suctioning of nose and running humidifier especially during the night will relieve the discomfort. Otc or prescription "cold meds" do not make much difference. Seek a medical attention if she develops heavy breathing, fever of over 101f, or fussiness. 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 congestion. Gentle saline likely the best solution. Elevate her head and keeping her environment cool and humid. All the best. Read more...
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...