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I have just been through this with my 15 month old. He had a very nasty sounding cough for a month.

The first doctor visit she said he had bronchitis, perscribed Zirthomax, the second he sound "wheezy" so she perscribed Albuterol.
Then last week, we went back yet again, because he did not respond to the Albuterol. She did an xray of the chest to make sure there was no pneumonia (sp??) and it was negative. She said that we should try a nebulizer with Xopenex. I guess the other meds need to circulate through the body, and with this treatment, it would go straight to the lungs.
It worked like a charm. The cough is now completely gone.