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Local treatment for asthma ?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Inhalers: From a medical perspective, inhalers exert most of their effect in the lung with minimal exposure to the rest of the body. As such, they are considered localized therapy.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Cindy Juster answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

It depends!: For maintenance treatment (to prevent flareups), it's hard to beat inhaled steroids (not Anabolic steroids like athlete's use; these are anti-inflammatory instead!). Dose is very tiny, since it goes straight to the lungs instead of through the body to get to the lungs-thus few if any side effects. Use a spacer device with any inhaler;it gives maximum benefit with least side effects. Feel better!

Answered 6/24/2014

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Vs regional ?: You get the most from this site when you provide adequate background information and ask a clear question. This is not. Physicians donate their time to review & answer these questions.Any fees on lengthy questions keep the site open. If you describe the issue and ask a clear question, it can receive a focussed answer.

Answered 4/26/2017

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