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Old 02-24-2006, 11:32 PM   #1
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Normal saline in neubilizer?

Has anyone ever heard any pros or cons regarding putting some normal saline into a neubilizer and giving yourself a breathing treatment with it? I've never been put on anything like albuteral, cromolyn, intal, brethine, etc. but my asthma seems to get worse now when I have a cold and I need something to help with my wheezing, tightness, and dry cough. My steriods and antibiotic aren't helping like it usually does so I thought I'd try the normal saline. Someone had told me about this years ago but I never heard any more about it.
Thanks for any input you may have on this.

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Old 02-25-2006, 06:03 AM   #2
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Re: Normal saline in neubilizer?

Couldn't you just put it in a vapourizor and try it?

Old 02-25-2006, 03:22 PM   #3
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Re: Normal saline in neubilizer?

If you are wheezy you probably need a bronchodilator like ventolin (dont know what you call it in the US but thats what we call it here in the UK). As far as I know the onlything that saline will do is help you bring up any mucus. Maybe you should see your doctor.

Old 02-25-2006, 04:18 PM   #4
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Re: Normal saline in neubilizer?

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I found a product, its safe, an no side effects. after a little than a month
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Old 02-25-2006, 11:45 PM   #5
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Re: Normal saline in neubilizer?

The funny thing is that I've never had a problem before nor have I been truly diagnosed as having "asthma". My doctor told me years ago that I have some of the same mild symptoms as asthma. This cold I caught last week reallllly brought some nasty breathing problems my way. I've been on steriods, antibiotic, and expectorant all week. I'm done with my 6 day steriods regimine and I've got 1 more day with zithromax. I don't wheeze as much however, I'm starting to cough ALOT and it still sounds croupy. In fact, it's 2:30 a.m. and I woke up with a horrid coughing spell and I'm sitting here drinking hot tea. My son has cerebral palsy and lots of breathing difficulties and has been on a lot of different breathing medications. He has a neubulizer but I have NEVER used ANY of his medications. I had read somewhere that normal saline was safe and so I tried using that in his neubulizer. I will speak to my doctor next week about something more potent like a broncodialator. Meantime HDC1, what is this product you speak of? If it helps COPD it must be good stuff. Please let me know what the "product" is. Thanks for listening!!!!!!

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