A 33-year-old female asked:
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diagnosed small airway disease / asthma. on advair diskuz 250/50 and proair hfa. would it be beneficial to get a finger pulse oximeter and a peak flow meter to track (especially during attacks)?

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Dr. Joshua Marks
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
It wouldn't hurt: The more information you have at your disposal the better understanding and management you and your pcp will have.
Answered on Mar 18, 2014
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
A peak flow suffices: And it is better to monitor and record ur peak flow readings am and pm, there are variations, night timereadings are bit lower, that would help ur md better direct your treatment and as well would predict if any astham exacrbation would happen hours ahead of time, an asthma action plan planned with ur 1ry md or with ur allergist will help, no need for an oximeter, review all ur meds with ur md.
Answered on Dec 19, 2014
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