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can you tell me about rescue treatments with bronchial asthma issue?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Quick acting med: There are two types of medicines used to treat asthma: controller medications and rescue medications. Controlled medications are meds used every day to decrease the inflammation of asthma -- inhaled steroids. Rescue medications are bronchodilator meds (albuterol for example) that are used if one has asthma symptoms. These are quiclk acting, work to reverse the muscle spasms that cause acute asthma.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Recue Meds: Reliever or recue meds to relieve Bronchospasm and these are called Bronchodilaters,short acting like Albuterol & Xopenex These can be used via Nebuliser or a metered dose inhaler and can be repeated every 15 minutes time Usually these are used in combination with controller medicines in moderate to severe asthma And for acute atacks some time we use a short caurse of Seroids for relief

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