Common "Nebulization" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Nebulization is the process of delivering medicines directly into the lungs to treat respiratory tract infections or to clear the airways. It is usually given by a paramedical or hospital staff with the help of a nebulizer which converts the liquid medicine into mist form to be easily inhaled through a mask or mouthpiece. Bronchodilators are administered through a nebulizer to dilate the airways.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

Is nebulization effective for severe cough in my 1-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1 year and 10 months old and is suffering from severe cough and cold. She also had some kind of cough and cold since 15 to 20 days and after a dose of Azitral for five days she got cured. Now again she has caught cough mainly dry cough. in the night situation became wor...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I note that your daughter is having a second episode of cough and cold within 15 to 20 days. Cough is quite common and tends to be more noticeable at night. Many children suffer during seasonal changes. Your doctor may have prescribed Augmentin Duo (antibiotic) to tr...  Read Full »

My baby has a cold despite taking antibiotics. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My 24 days old baby is suffering from a cold which retracts her chest, making noisy breathing sound liƙe there is thick mucus in the chest. The doctor has now placed her on Cefixime suspension 2.5 mL twice daily. We are using Amoxicillin suspension, but there is still no improvement. D...  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you get a chest X-ray and a blood test to know the level of infection rather than changing the antibiotics. Along with antibiotics, I suggest you give her nebulizations. Also, if she has got chest retractions, check her saturation level. If it is below 95...  Read Full »

My son is suffering from a cough and fever. Please suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, My 3-year-old son has a very bad cough with fever of 102 degrees Fahrenheit and above. Since one week, the doctor here has given medication Levolin, Ibugesic and Cetzine along with antibiotics. But, there is no improvement. He still has a fever and a bad cough. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Since it has been a week now, evaluation would be required for this child. 2. The treatment going on is completely perfect. However, I would like to make some changes and additions. 3. Thefever medicine should be given round the clock for up to three days at least...  Read Full »

My son has a severe dry cough which worsens at night. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5.6 years old. He is having dry cough for the last 8 to 10 weeks. It is very often worse at night. Also, he had a bad ulcer and pain. He also had a dry cough twice last year, but not this bad. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your history, that the cough is more at night and lasts for a long time this seems to be a case of hyperactive airway disease. This disease causes problems, mainly during changes in weather and lasts till the age of up to 8 years to maximum 12 years in childre...  Read Full »

My 18-month-old baby is suffering from a severe cough. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, My 1-and-a-half-year-old baby is suffering from a cough. The doctor prescribed Ambolar medicine and nebulization, but no relief today. The baby has a severe cough. What treatment do I give?  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is no medicine to suppress cough. All the nebulizers and medications you give help to bring out the mucus from the lungs, which is required so that there will not be any congestion inside the lungs and the child can breathe well. Also, ...  Read Full »

My 2-year-old daughter gets a recurrent runny nose. Is it dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2-year-old daughter has got running nose. But, there is no fever or chest block. This is the second time in this month. She sleeps with little noise from the nose. Is it dangerous for 2 years 3 months old to get a running nose? Can blocked nose cause the child to choke at night? Otherw...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are a few points to be noted here. 1. When the nose is blocked, air entry is achieved through the mouth which stays open. So, there is no choking with blocked nose. However, this may disturb the sleep of the child. 2. Recurrent episodes of a cough and cold withou...  Read Full »

What does the vaporizer contain that helps to clean the deposits out of our lungs?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a staphylococcus infection for about six months it is a nerve bacteria. I lost long hydration it is only returned to about the five-minute level one reason I believe was I was on Soviclor tablets. I went off the pills after they were outgassing medication through my lungs, and the...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post, staphylococcus is not a nerve bacteria but can affect the brain which possibly you are having had and is treated for a maximum of six weeks followed by prophylaxis (prevention) in some patients who have chances of getting infectious again. S...  Read Full »

Should I take antibiotics for postnasal drip and tickle cough?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been using a Levalbuterol nebulizer for a cough. I accidentally had some soap residue left in the nebulizer, and I used it for a minute before realizing this. Should I be very concerned?  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do not think you should be worried about it, if it would have been in more concentration, your body would have reacted in the form of sneezing as a protective mechanism. You can continue nebulization, but be careful in the future, if the cough does not subside in a ...  Read Full »

Can a drop in temperature exacerbate my asthma attacks?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old woman. I have had asthma for 12 years. I get exacerbations due to cold temperatures. The temperatures have started to drop at the place I currently stay, and I am scared that I might have an unexpected episode. Also, I have left my nebulizer at my parents' place and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your question. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. You can prefer a mesh nebulizer or an ultrasonic nebulizer; however, the ultrasonic type is the best. I hope this helps. Kindly get back in case of further questions. I wish you good he...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to nebulize the child frequently for cough?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is 4.5 years old and very often he suffers from coughing problem which increases as the days passes. This time doctor has given Atarex syrup 5 ml twice a day. I have given one dose but he was coughing badly whole day. Then he has suggested to nebulize him with Budecort 1 mg a...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. If your child has cough for so long time and he is also requiring nebulization, it means that your child has infection. Also, we need to rule out tuberculosis. I suggest you to do CBC with ESR, X-ray chest, Mantoux test to rule out ...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.