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what is the best way to relieve chest tightness from asthma?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Your meds: Albuterol or other short acting bronchodilators temporarily and inhaled steroids for maintenance and, if needed, oral steroids acutely for severe flares.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Inhalers or nebulise: Asthma gets relieved with inhalers or nebuliser treatments as well as chest tightness. Mmcough also may get better in course of time.

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I m 34, male. Since last 2 yrs I m suffering from asthama.I never had this problem in my life. But now its very difficult to breathe.?

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Is there any maintenance medicine aside from herceptin (trastuzumab) for her2 positive breast ca patient?

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What is the best med for a foot ulcer with merca?

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Dr. Francine Mosley
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MRSA: M-R-S-A: It means methycillin-resistant staph aureus, and the best med will be known for sure after the wound culture, grown from the q-tip they swabbed thru the open wound before they bandaged the foot ulcer; till then, they will treat you with the antibiotics that typically are the best choice for your part of the world, and then add them or change them if needed.

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