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How many times a day should I use my inhaler

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care 38 years experience
Depends on inhaler: There are several different kinds of asthma medication that are available in inhaler form. The most common medication is a short acting bronchodilator... Read More
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 48 years experience
That depends: For those with episodic or excercise-induce, or cold-induced asthma, for instance, they may only need to take their inhaler once before encountering t... Read More
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Different inhalers: Steroid inhalers, inhalers with long acting broncholdilators (salmetrol) are different.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: If you are using your alb mdi several times a day, your asthma not even close to being under control. Albuterol is a rescue medicine only and tempora... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Develop a plan: Successful asthma control can be achieved when you find a doc you can work with, learn the treatments & monitoring devices & develop a plan. T... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Spiriva : Spiriva handihaler's typical use is to inhale contents of one capsule once a day. You need to get a firm diagnosis of copd. If not done already you ca... Read More
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
COPD: Recommended dosing of spiriva is one inhalation once daily. Tudorza is also an anticholinergic inhaler and can be used 2 times daily-1 inhalation each... Read More
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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Asthma control: Please contact your doctor. You should have an asthma action plan for when you feel your asthma getting worse. If you are needing your emergency inh... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Could be: Above problems may be related.Need to add different inhalers/oral medications to control asthma so that you don't have to use inhalers four times a da... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See your DR: Avoid smoking. Allow no smoking anywhere near you. Avoid cats. Avoid anyplace occupied by any cat in recent weeks. You need a different inhaler, possi... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
I think you nailed: the problem...using her inhaler only "sometimes". Asthma is a chronic condition with acute exacerbations. There are medications for maintenance of cle... Read More
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Cough: The cough from bronchitis can sometimes take over 6 weeks to fully resolve. As long are you are getting better give it time. If you start to get worse... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Could be: It can cause nasal irritation, or irritate the already inflamed nasal passages, hold it for now, use saline nasal washes, if problem persists, see you... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Post viral : He may have pneumonia, bronchitis or post viral inflammation related to his symptoms. The relief from his inhaler is consistent with bronchospasm. The... Read More

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