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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Not a simple answer: dosing of elixophyllin (theophylline) is determined by your age, weight, severity of condition and other factors. To answer this question, these facto ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Bradin
27 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Bronchodilators : Start with bronchodilator like albuterol 4 puffs w/ spacer or a nebulized treatment and early use of steroid. Severe asthma- consider mag sulfate, sq ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Serious complication: Cyanosis in an asthmatic is an ominous sign, life threatening.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Lindquist
28 years experience Pediatrics
Asthma and: skin problems go hand in hand. The treatment for each is based on decreasing inflammation with steroids. For dermatitis/eczema we use topical steroid ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
Many...: There are many medications that can be used for asthma. For acute wheezing episodes - albuterol in the form of nebulized medication or inhaler is the ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Many: Usually divided into 2 groups, controller or preventive and rescue medication. Review the treatment for asthma on the NIH site for asthma. Many people ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Many options...: Bronchodilators such as albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil) or Xopenex (levalbuterol) enlarge the diameter of the airways to help air flow and mucus come ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience Pediatrics
Corticosteroids: Inhaled corticosteroids such as Flovent (fluticasone), Pulmicort (budesonide), qvar, alvesco, (ciclesonide) advair etc. Are the best medicines for ast ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience Pain Management
Check with allergist: Several options, so check with your allergist. I am always suspicious for the presence of mold toxins when a patient presents with asthma. Rule out ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
The one that works : Asthma treatment is highly specialized. You need to see an allergist to go over your specific symptoms and situation to determine what will work the b ... Read More

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