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I want to know more about nebulizer ?

Hi, i want to know more about nebulizer. Is it used for normal cold and running nose and blocking nose?My 2 and half year old child had cold about 3 weeks ago and it turned to viral fever . Then all are become normal and now she have running nose and mild cough sounds like phlegm inside again. She feels irritation in throat . Now bad climate here(Bangalore). I am from Kerala. When children are hospitalized for normal cold, running nose, blocking nose etc. they(in kerala) give nebulizer treatment for children and the children get fast relief. The medicines they used are Asthalin, Ipravent and Budecort. Asthalin and Ipravent are taken 0.4 ml for 3 year old babies. My parents suggest me nebulizer for my baby. My brother bought it for his children. But i heard that nebulizer is usually used for Asthma .If it is used for babies having running nose and cough, any problems with them in future??
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for query,
Nebulizer is used only for asthma attach or where air craving is there due to broncho constriction.
In nasal blocking it is not used.
Give nasal decongestant medicine or nasal drops.
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Answered: Sat, 23 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
if you use nebulizer containing salbutamide or other bronchodilators may increase heart rate causing palpitition and discomfort to children.
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Answered: Tue, 26 Jul 2011
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Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases Dr. Hema Yadav's  Response

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Nebulizer is the device with which some inhaler medications r given to children for better n direct action on lungs .it can also b used to giv plain normal saline nebulisation for steam like action on lungs. Now the medications asthalin ipravent r bronchodilators and budecort is steroid, they r mainly used in asthma or other lung diseases.they r not to b taken without doctors advice and for minor colds.if u want u can giv 2.5 ml normal saline nebulisation or just nose drps ,steam inhalation n warm saline gargles for faster relief in colds.if the child is not comfortable breathing or has more cough u may giv bronchodilator but v v less dose 0.05 ml only but try to avoid.

Answered: Sat, 23 Jul 2011
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