• rhea721 rhea721
    March 01, 2012
    Will albuterol help a cough with a cold?
    rhea721 rhea721
    March 01, 2012

    If you have a cold and a dirty cough, can using albuterol sulfate inhalation solution help?

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  • Kathi  MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    March 13, 2012
    Kathi  MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    March 13, 2012

    I'm not sure what you mean by a "dirty cough", but albuterol is designed to treat airway inflammation, as in the case of people who have asthma and/or COPD. If all you have is a cold without these underlying conditions, then I would not advise you to use an albuterol inhaler.

    Albuterol sulfate Inhl Uses and How to Use

     If you mean that you have a lot of phlegm with your cough, you might try Mucinex (this will split up the congestion.)

    If you are concerned about your symptoms or looking for solutions, a better tactic would be to call your doctor for advice or a prescription.

     

    Best,

    Kathi

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    • Momof4
      May 14, 2013
      Momof4
      May 14, 2013
      My pediatrician prescribes this to my kids when they have a bad cough. Little kids usually can't spit out the phlegm , which in turn can turn into a bad chest cold and bronchitis. We use albuterol in the nebulizer machine. Have never had any side affects and it has really helped our kids colds go away way faster. READ MORE
    • robpa42
      May 06, 2015
      robpa42
      May 06, 2015
      Albuterol sulfate is not used to treat airway inflammation. It is a beta2 agonist and is a smooth muscle relaxing agent, which means, it is a bronchodilator used to treat wheezing and/or airway constriction. Inhaled corticosteroids (flovent,asmanex, symbicort,advair) are used for airway inflammation, they decrease swelling of the airway. Know your facts before giving out information. READ MORE

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