Can Albuterol Cause Rebound Asthma?
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Albuterol can induce hypersensitivity of the respiratory airways and cause rebound asthma.
However, I have not observed this to be a cause for concern.
About the question relating to airway remodeling, I would need more information about the ongoing pathology in order to be able to give a definitive answer.
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Details on pathology are these: I moved into a toxic mold environment three months ago, and have been getting steadily worsening breathing problems ever since. These breathing problems manifest as asthma which is experienced throughout each day and at night, sometimes lasting several hours at a time. I have mast cell activation disorder, so I am experimenting with different medications to try and control this asthma, which is as of yet not controlled. X-rays do not reveal any abnormalities, and I am scheduled to get lung functioning testing done this week to assess possibility of hypersensitivity pneumonitis from the mold, to be confirmed by CT scan. I am trying to relocate soon as possible right now, but wondering what my potential risk for airway remodeling is from the as yet uncontrolled asthma.
Nebulization would provide better relief. Home kits available.
Thanks for clarifying.
I would insist you to go for nebulization with 0.9% NaCl solution (normal saline) unless have wheezing. It will hydrate the lungs and would improve the situation. Take Albuterol (nebulization) as and when required for wheezing.
They are mutually advantageous
Thanks again for writing back. There is no contraindication between the two. Rather, one augments the other. Feel free to take saline nebulization.
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I searched the medical literature but could not come up with any definite figure about the frequency of hypersensitivity developed in response to albuterol. It does not seem to be common however.
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