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Should i take my nebulizer please help?

i am asthmatic and i recently got a nebulizer to help since the inhaler gave me headaches. it says to take every 4-6 hours as needed as i used it when i had an attack. well i been sick for almost 5 weeks now been to my docs office and to urgent care and i been on 2 antibiotics and codeine cough med and i am still sick with cough that is dry,chesty at times,hoarse,rattling. both places knew that i have a nebulizer cause they r part of same network as lung doc so it is on the puter screen when my log into my chart. non of them told me to at all to use the nebulizer, but friday when talking to someone else they said that i should be using my nebulizer every 4 hours until i get i get better, but i do not want to take it for this illness since the medical people did not tell me to take it. i know the instructions say to take it every 4-6 hours as needed but i thought that was just for asthma probs. i can try it and see if it works to help me. my one good friend i videod my cough for him to hear and he said there was some rattling in my cough.

so should i try the nebulizer and see if it helps or what?

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This is a medical question which should be answered by a doctor, not random strangers on a Q&A site. This site is for users 13 yo and up. Yep that's right 13 yo. Do you really want medical advice from a 13 yo??? BTW, you asked this same Q 2 days ago and were given the same advice. ASK YOUR DOCTOR please.

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Maybe you should call your doctor. And ask. Feel better:)!!

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I have severe allergies (my brother is close to the line, but it turns out I'm closer, they're more worried about me) and use an albuterol inhaler, when I've got a cold I use it every 4 or 5 hours until I'm better, go a couple more days. then it's back to the as needed. it's supposed to be 4-6 hours, so I aim for 5. in short, try it and see if it helps. or call your doctor and ask for more specific instructions with the issue.

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Yes I would try it. It certainly won't cause you any harm, since you've already used it. Has your doctor also prescribed a steroid along with the albuterol. 1 of my sons has asthma, he'll use the inhaler just for a quick shot, but if it's bad we hook him up to his nebulizer and it works well

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i am on advair 2 times a day, and i have a sinus infection that went to my chest and causing a dry,rattling cough
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Have you thought about a second opinion. I'm sure that your doctor is well qualified, but if you're not feeling better maybe another set of eyes or ideas may help
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i went to urgent care and they were worse then my docs office they only listened to half my complaint. i can call my lung doc and ask what they think i should do.
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Your nebulizer is Albuterol, right? If so, it doesn't seem to be harmful.

I am NOT a doctor, but i use albuterol
Nebulizer and inhalers for asthma and they seem very benign...

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While I agree with you about the nebulizer (as we know we both use the same things), the kids asking these types of Qs do not know who is giving the advice. All we need is for a 13 yo to give "medical" advice and the other kid actually uses it and ends up hurt or worse.
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I agree yos - that's why i tried to be very limited in what I said.
Albuterol is pretty benign - just makes you shake a bit if you take too much.
I was taking one neb 4 x a day AND 16 puffs combivent for a while there...

Didn't change a thing - I'm still bad-tempered as ever! :))
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LOL! Having had the flu TWICE this season even though I had a vaccine....I have been using mine extra as well. At least the air where you live is cleaner than mine.
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Yes - I've had quite a good year. Had two bronchoscopies last year...:))

This year has been GREAT so far - just two antibiotic courses... But now, since I retired, antibiotics WORK again!
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Very sorry to hear about your flu.. :((
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I am glad you are enjoying your retirement. I can hardly wait for mine.............in 15 years or so.......*sob*
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Yeah... Sobbing helps :))
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