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why do i need to take a bronchodilator before a steroid inhaler

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: If asthma is under control just take your steroid inhaler. You shouldn't need your bronchodilator (rescue inhaler) on a routine basis. On the other ha ... Read More
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
19 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Different meds: Short acting bronchodilators are used in asthma to relax the smooth muscle of the airway and are usually used for rescue (or premed for exercise induc ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Steriod inhalers are more effective you use a bronchodilator first to open up airways so you get more steroid into your lungs
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: It is alright, and I would suggest rinsing afterwards and using a spacer device.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chang
17 years experience Pediatrics
3-6 months: If she is on both singular and a steroid inhaler, it sounds like she has had more than one asthma attack in her lifetime to be put on two preventative ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
30 years experience Clinical Psychology
Inhaler: My daughter uses an inhaler and it has worked very well.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
53 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: But any thing possible in medicine, I have never heard about it.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sacher
33 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Yes.
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Although it is not common, the steroid in the inhaler can deposit on the gums, causing symptoms. Always rinse your mouth after doing any inhaler - it ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Follow Rx only.: Nasal steroid preparations can be very effective - if used correctly & with proper dosage & duration. Also, they require the patient inhale thru nose. ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Totally safe. You need to be aggressive about keeping your asthma under control.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Because: It sounds like you are referring to treating asthma or reactive airways disease. Ventolin - a beta agonist medication - helps relax the smooth muscle ... Read More
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