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Can I nebulize the child with Salbutamol ?

can i nebulize my 2month old baby with salbutamol..?? she has cough and colds for 2 days now but her pedia has given her salbutamol oral drops and cefaclor as her antibiotic.. my husband and i wasn't able to sleep last night because our baby coughs continuously, it's as if her throat is very itchy.. what can you suggest me to do.? nebulize her before going to bed at night?
Thu, 18 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
Nebulizer will not that much helpful because baby can not take proper inspiration effective dose.Continue current medicines but you have to give chlorpheniramine maleat,phenylephrine and paracitamol drops under guidance of your doctor.
saline nasal drops will be helpful if he is having blockage of nose due to congestion.
Keep in touch with your doctor.
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Hi,

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Salbutamol nebulization is given in cough with associated bronchospasm which is seen in conditions such as asthma and bronchiolitis.

For simple cold and cough, salbutamol nebulization is not required.

Instead you can give normal saline nebulization which will give soothing effect on respiratoiry tract and cause relief from the cough.

Continue the rest of medication as per the pediatrician advise.

Consult the pediatrician again for follow up to assess her respirations and lungs.

Hope I have answered your query.

Regards.
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Pediatrician Dr. Imraan Hussain 's  Response
hi

Thanks for your query

i can feel your concerns

yes,you can nebulize her if her cough does not improve after consulting your doctor

i advise you to complete course of antibiotic

keep her warm

give her warm feed if she is on bottle feed

do you have any family history of allergic disorder like asthma?

moniter her respiratory rate

if she gets a fast respiratory rate or indrawing or she stop feeding ,consult your doctor immediately

you can give her antiallergic and montelukast after consulting your doctor

steam inhalation is also effective

Hope i have ansewered your query
i am available for your help
regards
Dr.imran
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
NEMBULISATION CAN BE DONE BY IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING COUGH RELIEF
YOU CAN ALSO ADD ANTIALLERGIC SYP OR MONTELUCAST ALONG WTH AS THEY ARE SAFE TO USE IN ALL AGES
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