Asthma inhalers soothe the airways and suppress the need to cough. They can allow you the peace to recover. If an inhaler such as Ventolin doesn’t help, and the cough worsens, it’s important to see a doctor again in case there’s an underlying infection or other problem.
Just so, can I use albuterol for a cough?
Give it for dry, hacking cough (especially nighttime cough), wheezing you can hear, or if your child is working harder to breathe. Remember, albuterol only helps one cause of cough: tight airways. It won’t help other kinds of coughs, like coughing from nasal drainage from a bad cold.
Can you drink water after using an inhaler?
You can rinse your mouth with water, or drink milk or a soft drink, for example, to remove the taste an inhaler may leave in your mouth. You are encouraged to rinse your mouth right after using an asthma inhaler – not only to remove the aftertaste, but more important, to avoid developing an oral fungal infection.
Do inhalers help with shortness of breath?
Your doctor may also prescribe medication for your shortness of breath, depending on the cause of it. You can take these medications by breathing them in, orally (by mouth), or intravenously (through a vein). If you have asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis, your doctor may prescribe a nebulizer or an inhaler.