is given for dilatation of the bronchus
. This or its related chemical is a common component in some cough syrups... That is the base for management of asthma. That does not mean it should not be given in other circumstances - for example, most viral infections may lead to asthmatic bronchitis
- which will be helped by it. Mild wheezing is heard by by stethoscope; the patient may not be aware... Unless the dose is high and/ or frequent, the possibility of harm is not of much concern. It is very much short acting - it has no long term effects.
Most of these symptoms - viral fever
with cough, running nose, throat irritation
- disappear often without treatment also. The doctor tries to help to ease the symptoms and make it as comfortable as possible.
So, do not worry. Giving it may not harm. Not giving it may not be a problem